Barclays FA WSL: Ten-player Chelsea Women win away to Spurs

Chelsea's Ann-Katrin Berger was sent off at Spurs
Ann-Katrin Berger of Chelsea fouls Rachel Williams of Spurs which leads to a red card. (Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Ten-player Chelsea beat Spurs in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Aston Villa held Manchester United 0-0.

Manchester City 4-0 Leicester City
Reading 1-2 West Ham United
Tottenham Hotspur 1-3 Chelsea
Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United
Everton 0-3 Arsenal

Ten-player Chelsea beat Spurs

Spurs went ahead in the 15th minute, Molly Bartrip’s corner hitting the far post and going in off Chelsea defender Sophie Ingle.

The scores were level 10 minutes later, Guro Reiten beating Ashleigh Neville and her cross-shot dropping over Tinja-Riikka Korpela and in.

Chelsea had keeper Ann-Katrin Berger sent off when she raced out and took down Rachel Williams.

Jonna Andersson came off the bench with 20 minutes left and crossed for Sam Kerr to head ten-player Chelsea in front.

Jessie Fleming wrapped up the points for the leaders, with a superb 25-yard effort in added time.

Gunners get crucial win

Arsenal's Jordan Nobbs and Beth Mead both reached 50 WSL goals
Jordan Nobbs and Beth Mead both scored their 50th WSL goal. (FEDERICO GUERRA MARANESI/Sports Press Photo)

Arsenal were back within a point of leaders Chelsea after the evening fixture, with victory at Everton.

Stina Blackstenius thought she had given the Gunners the opener but the flag went up for offside.

Arsenal did break the deadlock before half time though, Caitlin Foord sent in on goal by Leah Williamson and finishing smartly across Sandy MacIver.

Midway through the second half, Beth Mead bundled the ball home from a Vivienne Miedema cross, then Jordan Nobbs played a one-two with Mead before thumping the ball into the roof of the net.

Man City put four past Foxes

Three more points and four more goals for Manchester City in their bid for a top-three finish, as Leicester City remain four points above the relegation place.

Ellen White hit the post early on and Caroline Weir stretched to guide home a Chloe Kelly cross for the hosts after 16 minutes.

The hosts struck twice more close to half time, with Lauren Hemp and Julie Blakstad finding the net for a 3-0 lead.

Julia Blakstad scored Man City's third against Leicester
Julie Blakstad of Manchester City scoring her side’s third goal. (Photo: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Hemp was brought down by Foxes’ keeper Demi Lambourne and Alex Greenwood converted the resulting penalty.

Villa frustrate United 

Manchester United are just a point ahead of Manchester City from a game more in the battle for the third Champions League spot, after being held at Aston Villa.

Villa’s Sian Rogers made a good save from Martha Thomas in the first half, the United forward missing an even better chance after the interval.

Thomas also got down to deny Ella Toone and Anita Asante made a crucial block to keep Villa on level terms.

Hasegawa seals win for Hammers

West Ham went sixth in the table with victory away to Reading.

The deadlock was broken seconds after the restart, when West Ham’s Emma Snerle fired into the top corner.

Yui Hasegawa doubled the Hammers’ lead in the dying minutes, with the Royals replying deep into stoppage time as Faye Bryson struck.

Coming up next …

Thursday 28 April – Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Kingsmeadow, 7.45pm) – live on Sky Sports Football

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