By Adefunmiloye Alani

29th Sep, 2021 | 8:10pm

West Ham Women expert blown away by players after 4-0 win vs Leicester

We’re delighted to welcome Michelle Irons as our exclusive West Ham Women’s expert. Each week she’ll be giving her views on the biggest talking points at Victoria Road…

West Ham Women finally picked up their first victory of the new Women’s Super League campaign against Leicester City on Sunday.

Having lost their opening fixture to Brighton 2-0 after playing a large chunk of the game with 10 players, the Ironesses drew 1-1 against Aston Villa having conceded a very late goal.

They went into last weekend’s game hoping to get the better of a Leicester side that were also in search of their first win.

Olli Harder’s side got the job done in style, with goals from Claudia Walker, Tameka Yallop and own goals from Ashleigh Plumptre and Kirstie Levell handing the hosts all three points.

Michelle Irons was more than pleased to see West Ham Women win, and she hopes it is the start of a fine run.

She told West Ham Zone: “I was so impressed with our game on Sunday. It was a perfect performance. We started the game so brightly and Leicester really did not get going.

“I felt they were intimidated by our strength and attacking football. We pushed them and they got deeper and deeper as the game went on.

“I really noticed Yui Hasegawa come into the game and used her strengths by threading some good balls through.

“I was so impressed with Yallop. She was raring to go! Her goal was taken so well, her composure was clear and for an international player of her quality, it showed through.

“Really happy with the performance and our range of passing and our attacking threat. It was a pleasure to see Gilly Flaherty get an assist!

“Our defence was solid and the vulnerabilities of past games were a distant memory. Special mention to Hawa Cissoko, she came back after her ban like she’d never been away! So reliable.

“Dagny Brynjarsdottir had a good few chances and I can see her bagging her first goal soon if she keeps taking her chances from midfield.

“This was a good, solid and composed win from the girls, and it should really boost our confidence at home. Great to see fans there in abundance.”

The supporters turned up in their numbers at Victoria Road, and that definitely played a role in inspiring the players to a much-needed victory.

Everyone were on top of their game, and Harder would have been very impressed by those terrific individual performances.

They travel to Academy Stadium next Sunday to face Manchester City, and given the identical forms of both teams so far, a tough clash could be on the cards.

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