#FAWC: Crystal Palace Women defeat leaders

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Crystal Palace defeated Championship leaders Durham. (Photo: Jacques Feeney/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace defeated FA Women’s Championship leaders Durham 3-1, while Watford claimed a first win of the campaign.

Crystal Palace 3-1 Durham
Lewes 1-2 Watford
Liverpool 0-0 Blackburn Rovers
Sheffield United 0-0 Charlton Athletic
Sunderland 0-2 London City Lionesses
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Palace down Durham 

Crystal Palace downed top team Durham to jump four places to fifth position.

The Eagles were two up against leaders Durham at half-time, Bianca Baptiste netting after only three minutes and Siobhan Wilson broke through to double the lead.

Becky Salicki gave the Wildcats hope with a goal back 12 minutes from time, only for Millie Farrow to restore the two-goal lead.

Lionesses sink Sunderland

London City Lionesses went within a point of Liverpool after winning 2-0 at Sunderland.

There was a third-minute opener as Carly Girasoli got her first goal for London City.

Grace McCatty headed against the bar for the Black Cats but Rianna Jarrett sealed the points late on for the visitors.

Blades and Addicks draw a blank

Sheffield United drew 0-0 at home to Charlton Athletic and moved up two places to fifth as a result.

Charlton had the ball in the net early on but the goal was ruled out for a foul on keeper Fran Kitching. Megan Wynne might have given the Addicks the lead but for Charlotte Newsham’s last-ditch tackle.

Hannah Godfrey cleared off the line in the second half for the Addicks, Lucy Watson fired a chance over the bar for the Blades.

Watford clinch first win

Watford are off the bottom after coming away from Lewes with their first victory of the season.

Freda Ayisi had Lewes ahead in the opening minutes but Watford were soon level as Emma Beckett converted a penalty won by Adekite Fatuga-Dada.

Leanne Bell then found a winner for the Hornets in the final ten minutes.

Rovers hold Reds

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Blackburn but stay second in the table.

Missy Bo Kearns had a chance to break the deadlock for the Reds early in the second half but Alex Brooks saved with her legs.

Leanne Kiernan chipped Brooks late on but Kayleigh McDonald raced back to clear off the line

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