Chelsea Women top of Barclays WSL after Stamford Bridge win

Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays FA Womens Super League - Stamford Bridge London, November 20th 2022: Erin Cuthbert (22 Chelsea) goal celebration during the Barclays FA Womens Super League game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge,
Erin Cuthbert celebrates her goal for Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge. (Pedro Soares / SPP)

Chelsea beat Tottenham Hotspur at a sold-out Stamford Bridge to go top of the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Chelsea 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 38,350)
Aston Villa 3-1 Reading (Att: 4,566)
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-3 Liverpool (Att: 2,980)
West Ham United 1-0 Leicester City

Sam Kerr opened the scoring after a dozen minutes, squeezing an angled shot past keeper and three defenders. Erin Cuthbert fired home from 18 yards and after Lauren James was brought down by Ashleigh Neville, Guro Reiten made it 3-0 from the resulting penalty.

Brighton v Liverpool - Barclays Womens Super League -
Rachel Furness (Liverpool) celebrates after making it 3-3. (James Whitehead / SPP)

Liverpool were ahead 18 minutes in away to Brighton, Missy Bo Kearns hitting the top corner from a Melissa Lawley delivery. But the hosts came storming, as Elisabeth Terland headed in Katie Robinson’s cross, Danielle Carter scored from the spot following a handball and Robinson made it 3-1 before half-time. Shanice van de Sanden nodded in from close range on 76 minutes and crossed for Rachel Furness to head a stoppage-time equaliser.

Aston Villa v Reading - Barclays FA Womens Super League - Villa Park
Rachel Daly completed her hat-trick at Villa Park.(Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Reading were soon in front at Villa Park. Lauren Wade stabbing the ball over the line from Natasha Dowie’s header. However, Rachel Daly got two headed goals in a ten-minute spell before half-time, from crosses delivered by Rachel Corsie and Kenza Dali. The Royals were down to ten with a red card for keeper Jackie Burns, after taking out Kirsty Hanson just outside the area. Daly completed her hat-trick from the spot, after Gemma Evans was penalised.

Barclays Womens Super League West Ham United v Leicester City
Risa Shimizu (West Ham) challenged by Jemma Purfield (Leicester City). (Kevin Hodgson / SPP)

West Ham denied Leicester City their first point at the eighth attempt, getting the only goal of the game on 88 minutes. The Hammers scored on the break, Isibeal Atkinson finding the bottom corner after a ball by Viviane Asseyi.

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