Barclays Women’s Super League: Chelsea win at Man United

Manchester United v Chelsea FC - Barclays Women's Super League
Lauren James of Chelsea celebrates after scoring her team’s second goal. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Chelsea won at Manchester United in the Barclays Women’s Super League, while Brighton recovered from a big defeat by beating West Ham 5-4 away.

Leicester City 0-4 Arsenal
Liverpool 0-1 Aston Villa
Reading 0-3 Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur P-P Everton (waterlogged pitch)
West Ham United 4-5 Brighton & Hove Albion
Manchester United 1-3 Chelsea

Chelsea became the first side to score against Manchester United this season, Sam Kerr netting before the hour mark when the hosts conceded possession when playing out from the back. Kerr quickly set up the second, squaring for a clinical finish from Lauren James. Alessia Russo’s smart finish got the hosts back in it with 20 minutes to play, but in added time Erin Cuthbert made sure of the win with a deflected effort.

Leicester City v Arsenal - Barclays FA Womens Super League
Frida Maanum of Arsenal scored the first goal at Leicester City. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Frida Maanum fired Arsenal ahead after Leicester City keeper Kirstie Levell parried a cross in her direction. Caitlin Foord turned in Bet Mead’s slide-rule pass at the far post. CJ Bott was denied a goal back by Manuela Zinsberger, before a Steph Catley corner flew straight in for 3-0. Stina Blackstenius scored soon after the interval, in a 4-0 result that was the Gunners sixth straight win.

Reading Women v Manchester City Women, WSL
Julie Blakstad (Man City) during the game at Reading. (Bettina Weissensteiner/SPP)

Manchester City took a 53rd-minute lead at Reading, as Lauren Hemp’s cross was turned into her own net by Emma Mukandi. Seven minutes later and there was a repeat of the own-goal, only Jackie Burns’ parry went in off Mukandi. It was 3-0 on 75 minutes as Khadija Shaw headed in Mary Fowler’s cross.

Liverpool FC v Aston Villa - Barclays Women's Super League
Rachel Daly of Aston Villa celebrates after from the penalty spot. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

Aston Villa had the advantage close to the hour mark at Liverpool, Rachel Daly converting from the spot after Rachel Laws brought down Kirsty Hanson. It proved to be enough for all three points, as Villa went sixth in the table.

West Ham V Brighton
Brighton’s Danielle Carter (18 Brighton) scores their third goal from penalty spot. (Kevin Hodgson/SPP)

A lively start saw Lisa Evans put West Ham ahead against Brighton but the visitors turn the game around by the 11th-minute. Danielle Carter took the ball off keeper Sophie Hillyerd to level, before setting up Veatriki Sarri for the second. Carter made it 3-1 from the spot but Vitoria Williams conceded an own-goal, before Elisabeth Terland and Jorja Fox took it to 5-2. The Hammers nearly rescued a point late on, when Viviane Asseyi scored twice in two minutes from Evans’ deliveries.

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