Barclays Women’s Super League: Second wins for Reds and Royals

Reading v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Women's Super League
Players of Reading celebrate going ahead against Tottenham Hotspur. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Reading and Liverpool both recorded their second Barclays Women’s Super League wins of the season, while Manchester City also got three points.

Reading 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 1,052)
Liverpool 2-0 West Ham United
Manchester City 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion (Att: 1,696)

Reading overcame a flu outbreak to defeat Tottenham and move seven points clear of basement side Leicester City.

The only goal came a dozen minutes in, as Amy Turner headed into her own net, after Becky Spencer tipped Tia Primmer’s strike onto the crossbar.

Liverpool FC v West Ham United - Barclays Women's Super League
Ceri Holland of Liverpool scores her side’s first goal. (Photo by Cameron Smith/Getty Images)

Liverpool beat mid-table West Ham to climb to eighth place, eight points off the bottom.

Ceri Holland took advantage of defensive confusion in the Hammers’ penalty box, to fire into the top corner with little over two minutes played.

Katie Stengel shot home on the turn to double the Reds lead in 20 minutes.

Manchester City v Brighton - Barclays
Julie Blakstad (41 Manchester City) scores the second goal. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Manchester City are back to within three points of the Champions League places, after quickly gaining the upper hand against Brighton.

City were three up inside half an hour, Veatriki Sarri conceding an own-goal, Julie Blakstad heading home a Chloe Kelly cross and Laura Coombs netting from outside the box.

Lee Geum-Min got a stoppage-time consolation for Albion, who slip two places to eleventh.

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