Blades beat Barclays Women’s Championship leaders

Sheffield Utd's Courtney Sweetman-Kirk
Sheffield United goalscorer, Courtney Sweetman-Kirk. (Photo: SUFC Women)

Sheffield United won away to Barclays Women’s Championship leaders Bristol City as London City Lionesses beat ten-player Charlton Athletic.

Sunderland 1-2 Crystal Palace
Blackburn Rovers 2-2 Durham
Birmingham City 2-1 Southampton
Lewes 1-1 Coventry United (Att: 636)
London City Lionesses 1-0 Charlton Athletic
Bristol City 0-1 Sheffield United

Sheffield United pulled off a surprise win away to title favourites Bristol City. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk put the Blades ahead on a breakaway. City had Vicky Bruce dismissed for a challenge on Mia Enderby as she went through on goal early in the second half. Gracie Pearse hit the post and Grace Clinton a goal ruled out, as the points headed north.

London City Lionesses edged Charlton Athletic 1-0 to move back to within three points of the leaders. The visitors had Freda Ayisi dismissed midway through the second half before Atlanta Primus made the breakthrough for the title-chasing side with six minutes left.

Birmingham City beat Southampton to go third in the table. Jade Pennock gave the Blues the advantage from the spot, Ella Pusey replying from another spot kick before the break. Ashley Hodson came off the bench to gran the decider.

FA Womens Championship - Birmingham City v Southampton - St Andrews
Ashley Hodson scores Birmingham’s second goal. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Crystal Palace came from behind for a victory at Sunderland, which put them up to fifth place. Annabel Blanchard quickly cancelled out the opener scored by Liz Ejupi after Jess Brown’s shot was parried by Fran Kitching. Lizzie Waldie hit the winner for the Eagles with ten minutes to go.

Durham got a late leveller to draw at Blackburn. Mollie Lambert gave them the lead and substitute Lauren Briggs made it 2-2 in added time, after a Saffron Jordan double turned the game in Rovers’ favour.

Lewes were held at home by Coventry United.  Amber Keegan-Stobbs fired the Rooks in front but Izzie Goodwin burst through to get the visitors back on level terms. However, it wasn’t enough for Coventry to maintain their hopes of avoiding relegation.

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