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    Glamorous footballer Alisha Lehmann unveils bold new look as she scores twice for Aston Villa 

    ALISHA LEHMANN scored twice as Aston Villa routed Blackburn 7-0 last night.The two sides met at the Bescot Stadium last night in the Women’s League Cup.
    Alisha Lehmann showed off her new barnet during a recent gameCredit: Getty
    The Swiss star scored twice against BlackburnCredit: Getty
    Lehmann, 24, celebrates with team-mate Maz PachecoCredit: Getty
    Lehmann, 24, has become a fans’ favourite on and off the pitch for Villa.
    In this match she debuted a new hairstyle, wearing it plaited.
    Her team-mates appeared to like the look, with Villa ace Maz Pacheco commenting on Lehmann’s latest Instagram post: “Nice hairstyle 😉”.
    Ebony Salmon got Villa off to the perfect start last night by scoring within the first two minutes.
    Lehmann then made it 2-0 against the second-tier side after 26 minutes, with Pacheco adding another before half-time.
    England star Rachel Daly got in on the act on 65 minutes, with Lehmann adding her second just moments later.

    Daly then completed her double, before Simone Magill made it 7-0 late on.
    A delighted Lehmann recorded a short video for Villa’s social media team after the game.
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    She said: “Hi guys! What a win today. We scored seven goals, I’m really happy to score as well. Up the Villa!”
    Lehmann was recently dubbed a “class act” after hugging a fan in a wheelchair at a game.
    She also dazzled in a glamorous outfit on a swanky night out.
    Lehmann joined Villa from West Ham in 2021.
    So far this season she has appeared five times in the WSL, starting three of those matches.
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    Lehmann is one of the WSL’s most popular starsCredit: instagram/alishalehmann7
    Lehmann has played for Villa since 2021Credit: Rex
    She has gathered a loyal following onlineCredit: instagram/alishalehmann7
    Lehmann has more than 16 million Instagram supportersCredit: Instagram @alishalehmann7
    Alisha released a 2024 calendar for fansCredit: Instagram @alishalehmann7
    She regularly posts glamorous snaps onlineCredit: Instagram / @alishalehmann7
    Lehmann loves posing for the cameraCredit: instagram/alishalehmann7
    She has appeared five times in the WSL for Villa this seasonCredit: Instagram @alishalehmann7
    Lehmann was in fine form against Blackburn last nightCredit: instagram/alishalehmann7
    Fans in the ground and online support Lehmann’s successCredit: instagram/alishalehmann7
    Alisha has joined the Prime teamCredit: Instagram / @alishalehmann7
    Lehmann looks delighted to be partnering KSI and Logan PaulCredit: Instagram / @alishalehmann7
    Lehmann is the most-followed female footballer in the world.Credit: instagram
    She received a surprising request from rapper DrakeCredit: instagram
    An A-list celebrity had offered her £90,000 for a night of passionCredit: Instagram @alishalehmann7
    The footballer is sponsored by PrimeCredit: Instagram / @alishalehmann7
    She is also a Switzerland internationalCredit: Getty More

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    Alisha Lehmann goes braless in skintight corset as stunned fans call Aston Villa star ‘gorgeous’

    ALISHA LEHMANN stunned by posing braless in a skintight corset on social media.The Aston Villa forward, 24, has built up a huge fanbase with 16 million followers on Instagram.
    Alisha Lehmann posed as she prepared to head out for dinnerCredit: Instagram
    She put on a skintight corset and jeans in a short social media clipCredit: Instagram
    Along with her on-pitch performances, this has contributed to her becoming one of the best-known Women’s Super League stars.
    And her latest post saw her share a short clip as she got dressed to go out for dinner.
    Switzerland international Lehmann put on blue jeans, a blue corset, necklace and white heels.
    She then sprayed some Gisada perfume to finish off the look, adding the caption: “You’re never fully dressed without Gisada…”
    In response, one fan replied: “Oh my god, what a beautiful woman.”
    Another added: “Flawless.”
    While a third said: “Gorgeous.”
    Lehmann has been with Aston Villa since 2021, scoring 10 goals in 60 games.
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    She made her debut for her country in 2017, and has seven goals in 46 appearances.
    But in the past, Lehmann has insisted she is disappointed with fans who don’t watch her play football.
    She told The Times: “A lot of people only see the social side [of my life, via Instagram] and not actually how I play football.
    “About this, I’m sometimes disappointed, because I work hard every day. I train every day and I want to be the best player I can be.
    “They don’t really know how I play. I’m always saying, ‘Watch a game please’ — and then they’re surprised.”
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    Lehmann frequently shares pictures on social media
    She has established herself as one of Villa’s star players
    She is also a regular for the Switzerland national team
    Lehmann has 16 million followers on Instagram
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    Fans slam Man Utd ‘s*** show’ as part of Old Trafford’s concrete roof crumbles and falls on fans during derby clash

    MANCHESTER UNITED fans were left shocked after a small part of the Old Trafford ceiling appeared to crumble and fall on them during a match.The Red Devils suffered a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.
    An image of the damage to Old Trafford was shared on XCredit: X / @D16S1972
    Part of the ceiling crumbled on to the floorCredit: X / @D16S1972
    The ceiling was crackedCredit: X / @D16S1972
    Katie Zelem broke the deadlock from the penalty spot in the 21st minute before Jill Roord and Lauren Hemp turned the game on its head within a matter of seconds.
    Khadija Shaw then capitalised on a lapse of concentration within the United defence to seal all three points for Man City.
    It was a disappointing day for Man Utd fans, but for some it was made worse when a piece of the Old Trafford ceiling reportedly fell on them.
    One person took to X to share three photographs of the damage.
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    They wrote: “If you ever need further proof that Old Trafford is indeed Falling Down…Block N2402 ceiling parts fell on 2 supporters at the ladies game today….absolute s*** show.”
    Cracks in the ceiling and bits of concrete on the floor can be seen in the pictures.
    Fans were quick to comment on the shock images, with one person writing: “The council needs to close parts of the ground down.”
    Another added: “The neglect of Old Trafford by the Glazers is becoming a genuine health and safety issue.”
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    While a third commented: “The stadium needs proper structural work doing not just Jim Ratcliffe coming in & giving the green light to some filler & paint.”
    Man Utd are currently investigating the incident.
    Fans were also left furious recently after a leak in the roof of the stadium left them soaked.
    Incoming minority owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe is understood to be ready to pump nearly £250MILLION into the club in order to improve the infrastructure of Old Trafford.
    United legend Gary Neville recently branded the iconic stadium the “Theatre of Nothing” amid the club’s poor run of form in the Premier League and Champions League. More

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    Alisha Lehmann dubbed a ‘class act’ for heartwarming gesture as she jumps off Aston Villa bus to hug fan in wheelchair

    ALISHA LEHMANN has been dubbed a “class act” after she jumped off the Aston Villa bus to hug a big fan of hers in a wheelchair.The 24-year-old forward was in action for her team when they travelled to her former club West Ham on Sunday for a showdown in the Women’s Super League.
    Alisha Lehmann made a fan’s day as she returned to old club West Ham with Aston VillaCredit: Alamy
    The Swiss star spotted a supporter in a wheelchair waiting for herCredit: X @FanzineWSL
    She marched straight off the team bus towards the fanCredit: X @FanzineWSL
    Alisha and the supporter then embraced in a long hugCredit: X @FanzineWSL
    Villa emerged triumphant as Rachel Daly’s injury-time strike sealed a 3-2 win at the Chigwell Construction Stadium.
    Lehmann, who came off the bench to help her side get the victory, is notorious for looking her best on and off the pitch.
    The former Hammers and Everton ace, who was previously dubbed “the world’s sexiest footballer”, recently dazzled her 16million Instagram followers in an elegant black outfit.
    And she also wowed fans in a swanky outfit as she enjoyed a night out on the town.
    But Lehmann also amassed a huge army of supporters for her displays out on the grass and has ten goals so far for Villa since joining two years ago.
    And as she arrived for action yesterday, one of those was desperate to meet her after waiting for the Villa team coach to arrive.
    Lehmann spotted the fan and walked straight over to enjoy a cuddle with them before grabbing her gear and heading for the changing-rooms.
    The supporter shared the footage on social media before it soon went viral, and they captioned it with: “When my favourite player comes off the coach and comes straight over to me.”
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    As the clip was quickly shared by many, other supporters were quick to reply.
    “Class act,” read one response, with another saying: “Alisha is lovely, very kind.”
    “Absolutely lovely to see,” said another fan after seeing the heartwarming footage.
    “What a hero,” said another social media user as another added it was “brilliant”.
    Switzerland star Alisha recently found herself being trolled after she was criticised for wearing make-up during her country’s 7-1 defeat to Spain.
    TV presenter Vicki Blomme was one of those who jumped to her defence, comparing Lehmann wearing make-up on the pitch to Cristiano Ronaldo and David Beckham caring about their hair.
    She said on the Soccer Sisters podcast: “Yes, she plays with her sexuality, but they have done it many times.
    “Look at Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo. I think make-up and personal grooming are seen differently than if a boy does his hair.
    “A lot of people think it’s vanity, but it’s also feeling. The feeling of feeling confident and strong, there’s something to that. I think it’s good that we’re different and that we look however we want.
    “You take some of the attention away from football, but that’s how it happened also with Beckham. There is nothing wrong with playing football with make-up, we have to stop blaming them.”
    The 24-year-old forward has amassed a huge following on social mediaCredit: Instagram @alishalehmann7
    She regularly looks just as good off the pitch as she does on itCredit: Instagram @alishalehmann7
    Alisha left West Ham to join Aston Villa back in 2021Credit: Getty More

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    Alex Scott responds as fans say they are ‘in love’ with her outfit as she oozes style live on BBC for WSL

    ALEX SCOTT wowed fans with a stylish look live on BBC.The BBC pundit has dazzled with her imaginative outfits in recent weeks, particularly on the red carpet.
    Fans loved Alex Scott’s coat as she presented the BBC’s coverage of the WSLCredit: BBC
    The presenter revealed it is one of her favourites
    Alex Scott stunned on the red carpet ahead of Children in NeedCredit: PA
    She also caught the eye with a bold look at the GQ Men of the Year awardsCredit: The Mega Agency
    She toned down her style as she presented coverage of Chelsea Women’s WSL clash with Liverpool – and fans were left “in love”.
    Alex, 39, drew a lot of compliments for her coat, which she revealed is one of her favourites.
    The presenter reposted a comment showing her love, replying: “A little Tommy Hilfiger number this one…one of my faves.”
    Alex turned heads this week at the GQ Men of the Year awards with her stunning see-through silver dress.
    The BBC presenter and pundit went braless as she walked the red carpet.
    Her daring look sparked a frenzy of gushing comments from her fans after Alex shared the snaps on social media.
    The former England Women’s defender has dazzled with a range of outfits in recent weeks, and often draws attention when she hits the red carpet.
    She stole the show at the Attitude Awards, having also stunned in a photoshoot for the magazine.
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    Alex Scott began dating Jess Glynne earlier this yearCredit: Rex
    Alex Scott has dazzled with a variety of outfits in recent weeksCredit: Soccer Aid ITV
    Alex was joined at the awards show by singer Jess Glynne, who she began dating this year.
    The couple shared their first public kiss earlier this month following weeks of rumours they had entered a relationship. More

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    Lionesses stun in see-through dresses as England World Cup stars and Alex Scott pose up a storm at GQ awards

    ALEX SCOTT and the Lionesses went see-through for GQ as their awards-do outfits met with a chorus of approval at the Royal Opera House.Fans rated presenter Scott, Manchester City’s Chloe Kelly and Arsenal ace Leah Williamson a sheer delight on the night as England’s World Cup stars gathered for the magazine’s top event.
    Awesome foursome Mary Earps, Leah Williamson, Alex Scott and Chloe Kelly turn on the glitz for the magazine awards in LondonCredit: Getty
    Alex Scott was a star of the silver sheen in this daring outfitCredit: Getty
    Leah Williamson wore a two-tone dress at the Royal Opera HouseCredit: Getty
    Lionesses’ hero keeper Mary Earps wore a flight green dress as the foursome posed on the red carpet at the star-studded evening.
    Earps saved a penalty in the Women’s World Cup final in Sydney three months ago but was unable to prevent Spain winning 1-0.
    And the Manchester United stalwart was spot on again at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London.
    Spain attacker Jenni Hermoso was also in attendance as the Royal Opera House swapped songs for gongs.
    It follows Earps voicing her “disappointment” earlier this week at the World Cup being overshadowed by the scandal of Spanish football chief Luis Rubiales kissing Hermoso.
    The stopper’s high-collared dress contrasted with the more revealing outfits of her three colleagues in one of the event’s most dazzling pics.
    Ex-Arsenal defender Scott, 39, went without a bra as she wore the most daring outfit, a gown as silvery as Christmassy but as thin as a goal-net.
    Williamson, 26, came in a short black dress showing off much of her body.
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    And Kelly opted for a hint of Halloween, albeit a fortnight late.
    The 25-year-old’s sophisticated black outfit mixed sparkly detail with a see-through skirt and high heels.
    Ex-England forward turned BBC presenter Gary Lineker, Wrexham frontman Paul Mullin and world heptathlon champion Katarina Johnson-Thompson were among  the sporting names honoured.
    Johnson-Thompson appeared in an elegant chiffon dress, every bit a match for the outfits of the footballing fraternity.
    There’s nothing like putting a Kat amongst the… Lionesses.
    Katarina Johnson-Thompson looked graceful in this dressCredit: Rex More

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    Millie Bright warns Chelsea will stay focused as Emma Hayes is announced as US Women’s team boss

    EMMA HAYES has been announced as USA Women’s team head coach weeks after being linked with one of football’s most coveted jobs. Confirmation of her appointment comes one night before her Chelsea side face Real Madrid in their Champions League opener. 
    Emma Hayes will take charge of the USA’s Women’s national side two months before the July 24 start of the 2024 OlympicsCredit: PA
    Hayes’ appointment to one of the top international coaching jobs in the women’s game will follow her trophy-laden 12-year spell as Chelsea bossCredit: Reuters
    The US Soccer Federation’s appointment of Hayes comes three months after the USA endured a shock last-16 exit from this year’s Women’s World CupCredit: Getty
    Hayes was announced as the USA Women’s a day before Chelsea’s first group stage game in this term’s Women’s Champions LeagueCredit: Getty
    Her move will see her become the highest paid coach in women’s football
    Blues captain Millie Bright jokingly warned she could get a verbal “battering” from Hayes if she and her team-mates become distracted by her impending departure.
    Bright, face Madrid in the contest’s group stages, said: “Knowing Emma, she wants us to do everything the same regardless of her departure. 
    “That’s the mentality and the values that she’s installed in all of us as players and at the club.

    “For us, everything remains the same. If we act any differently, I’m sure I’d get a battering from her! 
    “We know we have to be focused and that it’s game-by-game. 
    “We’ve got to go out there and perform first and foremost, and don’t look too far ahead. Just stay in our lane.”
    On Tuesday evening USA Soccer unveiled Hayes as the new boss of their four-time Women’s World Cup-winning side.
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    The news comes ten days after Chelsea announced the long-serving coach will leave the club after 12 years at the helm of the WSL title-holders. 
    Of her appointment, Hayes, 47, said: “This is a huge honour to be given the opportunity to coach the most incredible team in world football history 
    “The feelings and connection I have for this team and for this country run deep. 
    “I’ve dreamed about coaching the USA for a long time so to get this opportunity is a dream come true. 
    “I know there is work to do to achieve our goals of winning consistently at the highest levels. 
    “To get there, it will require dedication, devotion and collaboration from the players, staff and everyone at the U.S. Soccer Federation.!
    Hayes is set to take charge of the USA Women’s team two months before the July 24 start of the 2024 Paris Olympics. 
    The Blues chief, who leaves Chelsea at the end of next season, has so far led her current team to six Women’s Super League titles, six FA Cup triumphs and two League Cup wins. 
    And she also guided the WSL giants to five league and cup double wins and their first Champions League final in 2021. 
    Hayes appointment will see her undertake her third coaching role in the USA. 
    Her last job across the pond was as manager of US top-flight women’s side Chicago Red Stars for two years from 2008 to 2010.
    US Soccer Cindy Parlow Cone said: “Emma is a fantastic leader and world class coach who sets high standards for herself and for everyone around her.
    “She has tremendous energy and an insatiable will to win.
    “Her experience in the USA, her understanding of our soccer landscape and her appreciation of what it means to coach this team makes her a natural fit for this role.”
    Former Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro, OL Reign gaffer Laura Harvey and Australia Women’s manager Tony Gustavsson are reported to have been among the other candidates for the job. 
    Trinity Rodman and Sophia Smith are among the young USA stars Hayes will be coaching in her new roleCredit: Getty
    Hayes’ appointment comes three months after Vlatko Andovoski resigned as USA Women’s boss two weeks after they were knocked out in the last 16 of the [World CupCredit: AP
    Hayes’ coaching credentials and ability to motivate players and staff are said to have been among the key factors that led to her appointment. 

    US Soccer Sporting Director Matt Crocker said: “Her passion for the game, her coaching acumen, her ability to galvanize players and staff, her dedication to continue to evolve as a coach and her qualities as a person are all incredibly impressive.”
    “She has a great appreciation for the legacy of this programme and embraces the big challenges ahead.” More

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    Jill Scott hails ‘full circle moment’ after WSL Hall of Fame induction alongside Ellen White and Anita Asante

    JILL SCOTT has lifted FA Cups, a league title and made history by helping Lionesses win the Women’s Euros for the first time ever.However, the retired Lioness, 36 reveals it was her brief loan stint at Aston Villa that turned her mother into a huge Women’s Super League fan.
    Jill Scott’s induction into the WSL Hall of Fame comes 15 months after she helped England win the Euros last August before hanging up her bootsCredit: Getty
    Scott joins several Women’s Super League trailblazers honoured for their contribution to the game
    Scott’s post-playing career has seen her regular feature as a football pundit on TVCredit: Kenny Ramsay
    The former midfielder, who began her 18-year playing career at Sunderland before spells at Everton, Manchester City and Villa is someone who has become synonymous with the WSL.  
    Before winning the Euros, Scott joined Villa on loan from Man City in January last year.
    And last night saw her, Ellen White and Anita Asante become the league’s latest Barclays WSL Hall of Fame inductees.
    Scott said: “My mum actually loves following Villa, because of my time there.

    “She is a really big fan of Carla and the team.
    “She knows how much I enjoyed my time there so she’s always looking out for their results and, with Jordan Nobbs, and Lucy Staniforth going there as well.
    “The fact that she works her weekend around the game at times is just great, really.
    “Going back however many years, she would not have even known that games were happening, and she wouldn’t have had access to watch them.
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    “It goes to show that if we keep putting this amazing product out there, there is an audience who wants to follow this ever-growing game.”
    Last August saw Scott, who made 175 WSL appearances, retire after helping Sarina Wiegman’s England become European Champions at Wembley by beating Germany.
    A memorable expletive rant (for which she later apologised) during the final in reaction to a heavy challenge during the Lionesses’ historic win that day may have seen her go viral.
    But for many WSL fans, and in particular Man City supporters, it’s Scott’s performances on the pitch for which she is remembered most for.
    Performances which saw her win four FA Cups, four league cups and a WSL title before joining Kelly Smith, Karen Carney, Eni Aluko, Fara Williams and Rachel Yankey in the Hall of Fame.
    Scott adds: “I hope it represents that for any young girl out there, you might not be the best player on your team, you might not be the most talented; but with hard work and if you want something so badly you have to dedicate every day of your life to it.
    “If I look at my early days of playing with Fara, then when I look at Keira Walsh, Lauren Hemp, Steph Houghton all these players, I think they made me look half decent at times!”
    To date the only football manager included in the Hall of Fame’s inductees is Emma Hayes who has guided Chelsea six WSL title wins.
    The Blues chief will leave her current role at the end of this season after 11 years at the helm amid links with the USA Women’s national team manager’s role.
    Scott said: “Emma has had a fantastic time with Chelsea in terms of where they were to where they are now. 
    “I don’t think it’s been confirmed yet where she’s going next.
    “I know every single player that I’ve talked to who has played for Emma, says that her emotional intelligence and how she gets the best out of the players is just on another level.
    “It’s sad for the WSL that we’re going to be losing one of the best managers – well definitely the most successful -manager to ever manage in it.
    “I’m excited for her next challenge.”
    Scott’s playing days involved being part of the crop of female footballers who featured in the WSL in its debut season.
    Players who contributed to its formation prior the division’s first game played 13 years ago with Arsenal beating Chelsea 1-0 at the home of non-league men’s side Tooting and Mitcham.
    The former Lioness, who is among the WSL’s highest appearance makers, hopes to pass the baton on to the league’s next generation and girls aspiring to build careers in the game.
    Her Hall of Fame induction comes nine months after the opening of a pitch named after her in Jarrow, South Tyneside
    Scott said: “You see the legacy that you do get to leave, the opportunity to open a football pitch which is going to give girls and women’s football the priority to make sure that they have good facilities.
    “The fact that we get that on the back of knowing at the beginning of the WSL that we needed better facilities so that you’re helping that next generation, it’s kind of a full circle moment.”
    Lioness heroines Anita Asante and Ellen White have also been inducted into the WSL’s Hall of Fame
     “For Anita, Ellen and for me to get this recognition, I’m sure the girls are just equally as excited as me.
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    “I hope we showed how much it meant to play for our club, no matter who that was.
    “It kind of shows all that hard work that put in and hopefully, people see that we always tried to represent our clubs in in the best way possible right till the end.” More