Barclays FA WSL: West Ham Women deny Man Utd with late leveller

West Ham level late on to hold Man Utd
Wrest ham’s Grace Fisk (no.22) celebrates her goal against Manchester United. (Kevin Hodgson/Sports Press Photo)

West Ham damaged Manchester United’s hopes of top three finish in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League with a very late equaliser.

Everton 0-3 Chelsea
Manchester City 2-0 Reading
West Ham United 1-1 Manchester United (Att: 1,425)

Fisk frustrates Red Devils

Ella Toone fired Manchester United ahead nine minutes after the restart at West Ham with a close-range overhead kick.

But three minutes into added time, Grace Fisk headed Katerina Svitkova’s corner in off the post.

The draw left the Red Devils in the last Champions League place but now within striking distance of Manchester City, who have a game in hand.

Cityzens break Royals resistance

Man City were 2-0 winners over Reading
Manchester City’s Demi Stokes celebrates after breaking the deadlock against Reading. (Photo: Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester City had to be patient for their victory over Reading, which lifted them above Spurs into fourth spot and within three points of Manchester United.

Royals keeper Grace Moloney made several saves, including parrying a Caroline Weir effort and did turning away a Kadija Shaw strike.

City had to wait until the last 17 minutes to make the breakthrough, when Demi Stokes scored with a powerful hit.

Lauren Hemp then sealed the win with six minutes to go, following up Ellen White’s effort on goal.

Blues close in on Gunners

Chelsea coasted to victory at Everton
Celebrations after Chelsea’s Sam Kerr (no.20) scores the first goal against Everton. (Natalie Mincher/Sports Press Photo)

Chelsea scored three times in the opening half-hour at Everton, to close the gap on leaders Arsenal to two points from one game fewer.

The Blues were ahead in the seventh minute, when Sam Kerr stooped to glance in a header from Sophie Ingle’s cross.

Guro Reiten thumped the second past Courtney Brosnan and Erin Cuthbert hit the top corner from outside the box, in a first half which Chelsea dominated.

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