Manchester United vs Aston Villa LIVE: Women's Super League result, final score and reaction

A general view of Old Trafford (Getty Images)
A general view of Old Trafford (Getty Images)

Follow The Independent's live coverage of all the action in the FA Women’s Super League today.

The WSL is the top tier of English women’s football with international players from all over the world plying their trade in one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues around.

Chelsea have won three of the past four titles and Emma Hayes’ side will be right in the hunt again, with the likes of Arsenal - champions in 2018-19 – and Manchester City, who have been runners-up for each of the past four seasons, among their competitors.

With the top three sides qualifying for the UEFA Women’s Champions League, all 12 WSL teams have plenty to play for, although some clubs’ main ambition will simply be to avoid the drop.

The side who finish bottom will be relegated to the FA Women’s Championship – a fate that befell Bristol City in 2020-21 – and newly-promoted Leicester City, competing in the top flight of the women’s game for the first time, will be eager to avoid an immediate return.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Manchester United WFC 5 - 0 Aston Villa WFC

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Match ends, Manchester United Women 5, Aston Villa Women 0.

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Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 5, Aston Villa Women 0.

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Goal! Manchester United Women 5, Aston Villa Women 0. Rachel Williams (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from very close range.

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Attempt saved. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ona Batlle.

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Maya Le Tissier tries a through ball, but Lucía García is caught offside.

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Ona Batlle (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Attempt blocked. Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Daly.

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Attempt missed. Emily Gielnik (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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Substitution, Manchester United Women. Vilde Bøe Risa replaces Leah Galton.

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Substitution, Manchester United Women. Rachel Williams replaces Ella Toone.

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Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Olivia McLoughlin replaces Laura Blindkilde.

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Attempt blocked. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Anna Patten (Aston Villa Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Foul by Anna Patten (Aston Villa Women).

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Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Substitution, Manchester United Women. Lucía García replaces Alessia Russo.

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Goal! Manchester United Women 4, Aston Villa Women 0. Ona Batlle (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

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Foul by Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women).

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Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Attempt missed. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) header from the centre of the box.

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Foul by Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women).

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Attempt saved. Martha Thomas (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Leah Galton.

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Attempt missed. Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Martha Thomas.

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Foul by Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women).

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Hannah Blundell tries a through ball, but Martha Thomas is caught offside.

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Attempt missed. Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Rachel Corsie.

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Attempt missed. Rachel Corsie (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

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Offside, Aston Villa Women. Kenza Dali tries a through ball, but Emily Gielnik is caught offside.

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Attempt saved. Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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Substitution, Manchester United Women. Martha Thomas replaces Nikita Parris.

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Attempt blocked. Nikita Parris (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Emily Gielnik replaces Freya Gregory.

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Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Freya Gregory.

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Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Ella Toone.

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Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Maya Le Tissier.

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Goal! Manchester United Women 3, Aston Villa Women 0. Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ella Toone with a cross.

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Katie Zelem tries a through ball, but Ella Toone is caught offside.

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Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Sarah Mayling.

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Attempt missed. Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

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Second Half begins Manchester United Women 2, Aston Villa Women 0.

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First Half ends, Manchester United Women 2, Aston Villa Women 0.

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Offside, Aston Villa Women. Hannah Hampton tries a through ball, but Rachel Daly is caught offside.

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Attempt saved. Maya Le Tissier (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leah Galton.

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Attempt blocked. Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

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Attempt saved. Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katie Zelem with a cross.

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Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Offside, Aston Villa Women. Kenza Dali tries a through ball, but Freya Gregory is caught offside.

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Attempt missed. Danielle Turner (Aston Villa Women) left footed shot from outside the box.

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Foul by Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women).

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Ona Batlle tries a through ball, but Nikita Parris is caught offside.

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Attempt blocked. Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Turner.

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Foul by Ona Batlle (Manchester United Women).

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Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Mary Earps.

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Attempt saved. Freya Gregory (Aston Villa Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Alisha Lehmann with a cross.

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Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Alisha Lehmann with a cross.

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Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Nikita Parris.

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Offside, Manchester United Women. Katie Zelem tries a through ball, but Alessia Russo is caught offside.

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Ona Batlle (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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Goal! Manchester United Women 2, Aston Villa Women 0. Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box.

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Attempt missed. Rachel Corsie (Aston Villa Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Freya Gregory with a cross following a corner.

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Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Hannah Blundell.

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Attempt blocked. Kenza Dali (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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Attempt saved. Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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Hannah Blundell (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Ella Toone (Manchester United Women).

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Attempt blocked. Nikita Parris (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Foul by Ella Toone (Manchester United Women).

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Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Goal! Manchester United Women 1, Aston Villa Women 0. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from very close range.

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Attempt saved. Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) header from very close range is saved.

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Attempt blocked. Nikita Parris (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ella Toone.

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Foul by Danielle Turner (Aston Villa Women).

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Foul by Danielle Turner (Aston Villa Women).

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Kenza Dali (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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First Half begins.

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Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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