Brighton Women beat Man City, Arsenal overcome two-goal deficit

Barclays FA Womens Super League - Manchester City v Brighton - Joie Stadium
Brighton celebrate Lee Geum-min’s winner against Manchester City. (Sean Chandler / SPP)

Brighton & Hove Albion pulled off a win away to Barclays Women’s Super League title-chasers Manchester City, Arsenal won despite having trailed 2-0 at Leicester City.

Manchester United 5-0 West Ham United (Att: 4,396)
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Liverpool (Att: 2,145)
Everton 0-3 Chelsea
Manchester City 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Bristol City 0-2 Aston Villa (Att: 4,407)
Leicester City 2-6 Arsenal

Chloe Kelly hit the crossbar in the first minute for Manchester City, Brighton continued to survive chances on their goal before snatching a late winner. Seagulls’ keeper Sophie Baggaley turned a Lauren Hemp round the post and also denied Mary Fowler late on. With nine minutes of the ninety left, former City duo Pauline Bremer and Lee Geum-min combined for the latter to score at the back post. Hemp hit the bar in stoppage-time, as Albion held on for a memorable victory.

Leicester City v Arsenal FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Janice Cayman of Leicester City celebrates but before the dramatic Arsenal fightback began. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Leicester City stunned Arsenal with two goals in the space of one first-half minute to take a 2-0 lead into the break. Lena Petermann’s header from a corner was nodded in by Sam Tierney, with Hannah Cain crossing for Janice Cayman to stab home the second. Arsenal came absolutely storming back to lead 4-2 around the hour mark, as Cloe Lacasse, Alessia Russo, Caitlin Foord and Victoria Pelova swept the Foxes aside. Stina Blackstenius and Lina Hurtig added further goals, as Arsenal ended the weekend second in the table, three points behind Chelsea.

Bristol City v Aston Villa - Barclays Women´s Super League
Ebony Salmon of Aston Villa celebrates with teammates Rachel Daly and Sarah Mayling. (Photo by Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)

Aston Villa’s search for their first points of the season was aided by an own goal at Bristol City. Villa keeper Daphne van Domselaar had to turn over a Rachel Furness’ first-half effort but Megan Connolly deflected the ball past her own keeper following a touch from Villa’s Ebony Salmon in the 76th minute. Substitute Salmon sealed the win with four minutes remaining, getting her side off the bottom at the expense of the Robins.

Manchester United v West Ham United - Barclays Women´s Super League
Nikita Parris scores Manchester United’s third goal against West Ham in first-half stoppage time. (Photo by Jess Hornby/Getty Images)

Manchester United put five goals past West Ham, Geyse heading the first after little more than two minutes. Millie Turner and Nikita Parris added one each close to half time, to give the home side a commanding lead at the break. Most of the second period had passed when Lucia Garcia got the Reds’ fourth goal but Jayde Riviere quickly got in on the act.

Barclays Women's Super League - Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool - Brisbane Road
Grace Clinton (Tottenham Hotspur) goes forward while being chased by Grace Fisk (Liverpool). (Alexander Canillas / SPP)

Tottenham drew at home to Liverpool to stay goal-difference ahead of their visitors in the top-half of the table. Celin Bizet gave Spurs an interval lead, finishing past Mary Earps from the edge of the box having run from well inside her own half. Bizet also had a shot deflected onto the crossbar but it was Liverpool who next found the net, Sophia Roman Haug heading in a Yana Daniels cross midway through the second half. Spurs had Olga Ahtinen stretched off in added time

Everton FC v Chelsea FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Jessie Fleming scores Chelsea’s opening goal at Everton. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Chelsea chalked up another three points with as many goals away to Everton. Jessie Fleming fired them ahead 14 minutes in, there was just over an hour played when Sam Kerr doubled the advantage from a Johanna Rytting Kaneryd cross. Fran Kirby then played a part in a late third goal scored by Aggie Beever-Jones.

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