Barclays FA WSL: Arsenal Women win derby, Birmingham relegated

Arsenal beat Spurs at the Emirates
Caitlin Foord of Arsenal scores the second goal. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Arsenal won the North London derby and Manchester City sent Birmingham City down from the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Manchester City 6-0 Birmingham City
Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Arsenal go into the final day one point behind leaders Chelsea but with a better goal-difference, after defeating Tottenham Hotspur at the Emirates.

Beth Mead fired Arsenal into a fourth-minute lead, when allowed to run at the centre of the Spurs defence.

Tottenham were very close to levelling soon after, Vivianne Miedema clearing off her own line during a goal-mouth scramble.

Tijna-Rikka Korpela made a good save from Caitlin Foord, to keep the score at 1-0 at the break.

However, it was Foord who doubled the lead 20 minutes from the end, meeting Miedema’s driven cross at the back post to steer over the line.

Foord got her second of the night in the last ten minutes, curling home from the edge of the box.

Angela Addison won Spurs a penalty in stoppage time but thumped the spot-kick against the post.

Man City hit six in second half

Manchester City sent Birmingham City down
Chloe Kelly of Manchester City shoots under pressure. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester City went two points ahead of Manchester United in the race for the third Champions League berth,  beating Birmingham City to send them down into the Championship.

It was still goalless at halftime at the Academy Stadium though, where both Lucy Bronze and Lauren Hemp struck the post in the final five minutes.

Georgia Stanway broke the deadlock close to the hour mark from outside the box, Hemp quickly got the second from close range.

Stanway scored again on 64 minutes, Alana Kennedy headed in the fourth, Chloe Kelly was next on the scoresheet, before Laura Coombs netted from outside the penalty area.

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