Arsenal leapfrog Man City in Barclays Women’s Super League

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Katie McCabe (Arsenal) skips past a tackle from Steph Houghton (Manchester City). (James Whitehead / SPP)

Arsenal came back to beat Man City and leapfrog them into third in the Barclays Women’s Super League, while Chelsea went second.

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City (Att: 3,980) 
Everton 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City 2-1 Reading
West Ham United 0-0 Liverpool (Att: 2,014)
Aston Villa 0-3 Chelsea (Att: 3,835) 

Arsenal came from behind to end Manchester City’s 14-match unbeaten run in the league. Khadija Shaw capped a fine move in the fifth minute, heading home Chloe Kelly’s corner. Lauren Hemp missed a great chance to double the lead and also forced a save from Sabrina D’Angelo, as did Kelly. Arsenal were level just after the hour mark, Frida Maanum with the finish after City were unable to clear the danger. Ellie Roebuck tipped a Maanum effort over but could only help Katie McCabe’s strike from the resulting flag-kick into the top corner.

Chelsea went second with a good result away to Aston Villa. Jelena Cankovic had a tap-in for Chelsea midway through the first half, before helping Guro Reiten double the lead close to the interval. Sam Kerr completed the scoring from Niamh Charles’ header.

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Guro Reiten of Chelsea scores her side’s second goal. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Spurs missed out on a precious point as Everton scored in stoppage-time. Nicoline Sørensen gave them an early lead,  Eveliina Summanen equalising from a Beth England cutback in the first half. However, Aggie Beever-Jones struck to keep all the points on Merseyside.

Leicester City beat Reading with a 96th-minute winner to move off the bottom at the expense of Brighton. Sam Tierney put Leicester City ahead from a Courtney Nevin cross in the crucial relegation clash with Reading but Charlie Wellings equalised just before the interval. Carrie Jones struck the decider, aided by Hannah Cain.

West Ham remain narrowly ahead of Liverpool after a goalless draw with the Reds. Yana Daniels was closest to  breaking the deadlock but was denied by the Hammers’ woodwork.

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