Lauren James of Manchester United Women takes the ball downfield Manchester United Women v Lewes Women, Women's Championship football match, Leigh Sports Village, Leigh, UK - 11 May 2019 Photo: Jon Super for The FA

Manchester United fans thrilled with first half James performance – Twitter reacts

Manchester United are 3-1 up against Everton at the break at the Leigh Sports Village with a familiar face putting in a dazzling display.

Teenage midfielder Lauren James looks set to again grab the headlines with the player having already got her name on the scoresheet twice in the opening 45 minutes against The Blue Girls.

The visitors took the lead after just two minutes courtesy of a Mary Earps error but James and her side have fought back with three goals.

The midfielder swept home a Jess Sigsworth cross to level matters on four minutes before Katie Zelem’s penalty gave United the upper hand after James was fouled. England youth international James scored her second of the game with a clinical effort from the edge of the area on the stroke of half-time to give her side a comfortable advantage.

There may be more to come from the midfielder in the second half but United fans have already been raving about James’ performance on Twitter.

James’ two first half strikes now means that she is second in the roll of honour of FA Women’s Super League top scorers this season.

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