Barclays FA WSL: Chelsea Women end day back in pole position

Chelsea went back to the top of the table when beating Reading
Sam Kerr of Chelsea celebrates with teammates after scoring their side’s third goal. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Arsenal were briefly back on top of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League until Chelsea won the evening match.

Manchester United 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City 0-5 Arsenal
Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Aston Villa
Chelsea 5-0 Reading

Chelsea finish the day back on top

Chelsea were on their way to victory over Reading with a goal of quality either side of the interval.

Beth England headed on an Erin Cuthbert cross for Jessie Fleming to control on her chest and volley home.

England then scored herself, exchanging passes with Guro Reiten before finishing with another volley.

Reiten set up a second goal when dispossessing Faye Bryson and providing a tap-in for Sam Kerr, who soon doubled her tally from Cuthbert’s delivery.

In added time, England was brought down in the box by Bryson and got to her feet to despatch the resulting penalty.

Miedema bags brace for Gunners

Arsenal won 5-1 at leicester City
Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema shoots under pressure from Ashleigh Plumptre of Leicester City. (Photo: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

Arsenal scored four times in the last quarter of the match after taking an early lead at Leicester City.

Beth Mead volleyed home the opener and Vivianne Miedema scored the second 65 minutes later, before soon completing her brace.

Ashleigh Plumptre conceded an own-goal off a cross and Tobin Heath rounded off the scoring.

Six a row for Red Devils

Man Utd make it six home wins in a row for the first time
Manchester United’s Alessia Russo is challenged by Lee Geum-Min of Brighton. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester United edged Brighton 1-0 to record six successive home wins for the first time.

Leah Galton got the only goal midway through the second half, when turning the ball past keeper Katie Startup.

Martha Thomas clipped the post as United looked to seal the win but victory was theirs, as they moved three points back ahead of Manchester City from one game more.

Villa grab late winner at Spurs

Aston Villa secured their WSL status for another season with a late winner away to Tottenham, who hopes of the third Champions League spot were further damaged.

Ria Percival had gone closest for Spurs but Rachel Corsie blocked it on the line.

Ramona Petzelberger made the breakthrough three minutes from time, nodding home after Corsie headed on a corner kick.

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