UK Stoney era ends with FA Cup shock defeat at hands of Leicester last minute news
MetiNews.Com - The season ended on a low note as the newly-promoted side sprang a surprise at Leigh Sports Village.
Breaking News ! The Casey Stoney era ended on Sunday afternoon with a defeat as Manchester United Women were knocked out of the FA Cup fifth round by FA Women's Championship side Leicester City, 3-2. Earlier in the week, the manager announced that she would be leaving her role at the end of the season - and her players evidently wanted to finish on a high for her. When Jess Sigsworth put the Reds in front, the team ran straight to the dug-out to embrace Stoney in a moving show of appreciation. But Shannon O'Brien put Leicester on level terms before Jane Ross scored to put the hosts ahead again before half-time. After that, though, it was the newly-promoted team who were dominant, with Hannah Cain and Natasha Flint both scoring in the second half to secure a place in the last eight. A clearly disappointed Stoney spoke to the club's media channel afterwards, and said: "I wanted to leave the club in a better place - to go out of the Cup for me wasn't an option.
. We don't defend our box very well and that's not a side reflective of me. We always defend our box, we didn't do that today. "Then obviously at the other end, we get the second goal, again we're dominating, we're in control, and then we have an error at the back, it lets them back in again, we have another error at the back and they're in front and they're going to be dogged then. We should never have lost the game today, not with the amount of possession, control and chances we had." The Women's FA Cup will conclude in the autumn.