Hayes hails Lauren James after ahead shines with a Stamford Bridge hat-trick serving to Chelsea thwart Manchester United


EMMA HAYES admits she has by no means seen a participant do the issues Lauren James does following her ruthless show in opposition to Manchester United.

The fearless ahead wowed together with her attacking aptitude as Chelsea opened up a ten-point hole on their rivals with a 3-1 win on Sunday.


Targets in each spells from Lauren James helped Chelsea dispatch Man United at Stamford BridgeCredit score: Getty
The Blues forward is currently the second highest scorer in the league this season with ten goals


The Blues ahead is presently the second highest scorer within the league this season with ten objectivesCredit score: Getty

Her second hat-trick at Stamford Bridge this season, watched by a crowd of greater than 20,000, denied United hopes of some extent.

And James prompted pantomime jeers from her previous membership’s followers by marking her opening objective with a jubilant jog to the away finish with smiles in response to the boos.

After the sport, Blues chief Hayes stated: “I believe she loved that. I don’t thoughts these items within the ladies’s sport. You give somebody stick, you need to get it in return proper?”

“I’ve by no means seen a participant like Lauren do the issues she does individually.

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“She’s so explosive, however she’s bought a left and a proper foot, that is the factor.

“Usually you play in opposition to gamers, and you already know they have sturdy sides, however for Lauren I believe she will do it on each ft. 

“I assumed it was a superb, sensible efficiency from the entire workforce.”

Of her celebration for Chelsea’s opener following the sooner away finish boos, James admitted she joined silencing the jeers.

She instructed BBC Sport: “Sure for certain (it was good to silence them).

“However for me it is nearly specializing in what I can do and silencing anybody who’s hating as nicely.

“I’ve bought to deal with myself and serving to the workforce.”

Chelsea’s victory maintained their unbeaten run in opposition to the Crimson Satan within the WSL.

The leaders have now claimed seven wins in eight WSL conferences with their foes.

And James took her league objective tally to 10 in 10 video games thus far this time period.

Hayes added: “I used to be impressed together with her entire efficiency. I believe specializing in these qualities (of her hat-trick) would promote it brief.

“She’s proven her qualities as a 9 and a ten. She carried out the sport plan and her position in that sport plan to perfection.”

On of her facet’s general show Hayes stated: “One of many issues we have been speaking about within the background – and led by the gamers and pushed by them – is what’s a Chelsea commonplace?

“I believe we confirmed that. This was our greatest efficiency of the season (thus far) It seemed just like the requirements we have set, but additionally, it was courageous.”

Chelsea flew out of the traps taking a fifth-minute lead with James firing previous Mary Earps moments after being booed by away followers whereas taking a nook kick.

And she or he doubled their lead, pouncing on Natalie Bjorn’s lengthy ball to fit in her second with 22 minutes gone.

United mounted a fight-back with Geyse inflicting issues on the counter and teeing up Hayley Ladd’s smashed end to make it 2-1 close to half-time.

They pushed laborious for a leveller with Toone seeing a scuffed effort cleared from the field.

The guests have been angered to see spot-kick appeals denied after Leah Galton fell within the penalty space after battling for the ball with Ashley Lawrence.

Skinner stated: “I believe it was an enormous choice within the sport and I’ve spoken to the referee and was talking about increased threshold of contact.  

“I nonetheless imagine – and it’s my private opinion – that if a participant is making use of contact behind a participant that is bought throughout them, and it spins round – and Leah has not dived, proper?

Man United felt that should have been awarded a penalty following Leah Galton's and Ashley Lawrence's second-half tussle in the box


Man United felt that ought to have been awarded a penalty following Leah Galton’s and Ashley Lawrence’s second-half tussle within the fieldCredit score: Alamy

“So there’s contact sufficient for me for a penalty.”

James’ 85th minute end buried the possibilities of a draw with the loss leaving United’s title hopes wanting slimmer.

They’ll hope to bounce again once they host Aston Villa this Sunday following their midweek Conti Cup group stage conflict with Manchester Metropolis.


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