Brighton Women draw with Man Utd, Arsenal edge Man City

Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester United - Barclays Women´s Super League
Elisabeth Terland of Brighton celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Brighton drew with Manchester United in the Barclays Women’s Super League and Arsenal edged Manchester City with a late goal.

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City
Liverpool 2-1 Leicester City
Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Everton
West Ham United 2-3 Bristol City
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 Manchester United

Late goals were exchanged as Brighton drew with Manchester United. Albion’s Pauline Bremer got away with a handball in the box, her side later taking the lead when Maisie Symonds found Elisabeth Terland, who turned to fire into the corner of the net. United’s Geyse was denied by the woodwork and Sophie Baggaley made a double save to keep her side one up at the break, turning the first effort onto the bar and thwarting Millie Turner’s follow-up. Terland had the ball in the net after the restart too but was flagged offside. Ella Toone hit the top corner from 20 yards to bring the Reds level with 13 minutes remain1ing. United’s Mary Earps turned a Julia Zigiotti half-volley onto the bar and a Veatriki Sarri strike round the post, the resulting corner from the latter was headed in by Guro Bergsvand. But in the 97th minute, Rachel Williams continued her super-sub role for the Reds, to rescue a point.

Arsenal FC v Manchester City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Steph Catley of Arsenal celebrates after scoring the team’s first goal. (Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images)

Arsenal defeated Manchester City with a late goal, to move level on points with their visitors. Man City had a rush of early chances but Arsenal then took the first of theirs, Caitlin Foord playing in Steph Catley to fire home. Khiara Keating conceded a penalty when she caught Cloe Lacasse with her attempted clearance, redeeming herself by turning Kim Little’s spot kick against the post before it was cleared. Lauren Hemp headed against the Gunners’ crossbar in a first half of six bookings. Hemp crossed for Shaw to head against the post, Shaw later setting up Chloe Kelly to drive in the equaliser. But Arsenal regained the lead in the 87th minute, Kheating misjudging the bounce of a Katie McCabe ball over the top which allowed Stina Blackstenius an open goal. Manuela Zinsberger turned a Mary Fowler effort onto the bar and over, as her side held out for the three points.

West Ham United v Bristol City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Brooke Aspin of Bristol City celebrates after scoring the winner against West Ham. (Photo by Henry Browne/Getty Images)

Bristol City banked their first points since returning to the top flight with victory away to West Ham. The Hammers led inside the half hour against Bristol City, Viviane Asseyi converting from the spot after Megan Connolly was penalised for a hand ball in the box. Just ten minutes later City had turned the game round. Amalie Thestrup heading in a Rachel Furness cross and Ella Powell firing them in front when following up Mackenzie Arnold’s parry from a Amy Rodgers shot. The Hammers did go in on level terms though, Riko Ueki with a stoppage-time goal, only for Brooke Aspin to head in a 55th-minute decider from Connolly’s free kick.

Spurs had to settle for a point at home to Everton, who equalised with a late penalty. Grace Clinton gave Tottenham Hotspur the lead close to half time, heading home from a Drew Spence cross. But with five minutes to go, it was Clinton who gave away a spot-kick which Aurora Galli converted.

Tottenham Hotspur v Everton FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Grace Clinton of Tottenham Hotspur runs with the ball whilst under pressure from Aurora Galli and Karoline Olesen of Everton. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

Liverpool scored a late goal to secure a 2-1 home victory over Leicester City, which sees them one of four sides sitting three points off leaders Chelsea. The Reds made the breakthrough three minutes after the restart, Melissa Lawley netting from a tight angle after a ball by Grace Fisk. Missy Goodwin had the Foxes back on level terms before the hour mark, Jutta Rantala with the assist. The Reds restored their advantage six minutes from the end of the ninety, Marie-Therese Höbinger finding the net from Mia Enderby’s cut-back.

Liverpool FC v Leicester City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Melissa Lawley fires Liverpool ahead against Leicester City. (Photo by Jess Hornby/Getty Images)

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