Aston Villa ace Rachel Daly urges England fans to flock to WSL games after shock early results in title chase

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RACHEL DALY is urging fans who flocked to the Lionesses’ Euros games to fill the stands at WSL clashes.

The Aston Villa ace, 30, was talking after her aspect shocked Manchester City on Sunday in entrance of a raucous Villa Park crowd.

Like her England team-mates Rachel Daly hopes match goers who watched the Lionesses will head to WSL games


Like her England team-mates Rachel Daly hopes match goers who watched the Lionesses will head to WSL gamesCredit: Getty
Fan showed up in record numbers to watch the Lionesses and other team competing at this year's Euros


Fan confirmed up in file numbers to watch the Lionesses and different staff competing at this yr’s EurosCredit: Gary Stone

Daly was among the many stars who dazzled as Carla Ward’s aspect clinched a memorable 4-3 win having misplaced the earlier 4 league encounters in opposition to City.

The ahead, who bagged a brace in entrance of a crowd of greater than 6,000 stated: “After the Euros I stated I do not need these fans to simply come and present up for England.

“I’d like them to maintain supporting the WSL they usually (Villa fans) completely did that. 

“They have been good, the noise was wild and when the objectives when in it was only a joke to hear them.

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“It was an actual pleasure to play in entrance of them and meet quite a lot of them.”

Fan turnouts at top-flight games have been an ongoing speaking level for the reason that WSL’s creation in 2011.

On Sunday Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat of title-holders Chelsea attracted a file Prenton Park crowd of greater than 3,000.

And greater than 5,000 punters watched Manchester United trounce Reading 4-0 at Leigh Sports Village at this time period’s curtain opener.

On Saturday Arsenal expect greater than 45,000 spectators for his or her Emirates derby battle with Tottenham.

This determine would see them shatter the file for the very best attended WSL match.

The file presently stands at 38,262 – the quantity who turned out to see the North London opponents at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in November 2019.

This Sunday Villa, presently third behind the Gunners and United, tackle Leicester City at King Power Stadium.

Last time period Villa sealed house and away wins in opposition to the Foxes registering 2-1 results in each matches.

Ward’s aspect might be pushing for 3 factors following their efforts final day trip.  

And the Villa boss is protecting her ft firmly on the bottom in phrases of the membership’s league ambitions this time period.

Ward, 38, stated: “We don’t desire to get carried away as this was the primary recreation of the season.

“We turned up, we carried out and obtained a consequence, however we’ve got to give attention to ensuring that we proceed to search for a high eight spot.

“If we end above that, we’ll be delighted.

“Everyone is aware of I’m bold and so are the gamers that we have introduced in.

“We introduced in expertise that may enable our kids to step up and we would like to maintain enhancing.”

Aston Villa hope to finish in one of the WSL's top eight spots this season


Aston Villa hope to end in one of many WSL’s high eight spots this seasonCredit: Getty

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