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Katie Zelem's Last Three Goals For Manchester United Have Come From Direct Corners

Jack Kenmare

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Katie Zelem's Last Three Goals For Manchester United Have Come From Direct Corners

Manchester United midfielder and set-piece specialist Katie Zelem netted her third corner in two games on Saturday afternoon - an achievement that could well be a world first.

The 26-year-old England international, who opened the scoring in last week's FA Cup fourth round tie against Manchester City from a corner, did so again again in today's Women's Super League clash against Leicester.

In fact, she scored twice in the space of four minutes, with the first coming in the 59th minute at Leigh Sports Village.

Then, in a quite remarkable moment, Zelem scored another one, meaning her last three goals for Manchester United have come from corners. Have you ever seen anything like it?

United cruised to victory in Saturday's clash against Lydia Bedford's side. Martha Thomas opened the scoring with 17 minutes on the clock before Alessia Russo made it two on the half-hour mark.

Club captain Zelem then scored that sensational brace as United climb to third in the Women's Super League ladder.

It was a welcome result for United, who suffered at the hands of local rivals Manchester City last week, although Katie Zelem did score this effort from a corner.

Last month, after 139 failed attempts this season, United men's side finally scored from a corner when Harry Maguire headed them in front against Leeds.

Maguire had actually been the scorer of the team's most recent goal from a corner, when he headed home against Sheffield United in January 2021.

Imagine if Katie Zelem could step in and take a corner for Ralf Rangnick's side...

Featured Image Credit: Barclays FA Women's Super League/BBC/Alamy

Topics: Manchester United, Premier League, Womens Super League, Leicester City

Jack Kenmare
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