Durham replaced Sheffield United at the top of the FA Women’s Championship after defeating Lewes, while the Blades drew at Crystal Palace.
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 London City Lionesses
Durham 2-0 Lewes
Coventry United 0-2 Liverpool
Crystal Palace 0-0 Sheffield United
Bristol City 2-1 Sunderland
Durham defeated Lewes with two first-half goals, Beth Hepple flicking on a Lauren Briggs cross for Ellie Christon to fire home, Bridget Galloway forcing the ball home from Sarah Robson’s corner.
Sheffield United had to twice clear off their line during a goalless draw against Crystal Palace. Fran Kitching saved and Sophie Walton cleared, a late corner was eventually dealt with after it hit the bar.
Leanne Kiernan scored a quickfire double to give Liverpool victory at Coventry United. She finished bravely from a Rachel Furness cross and then completed her brace three minutes later.
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Abi Harrison hit the bar for Bristol City, before Melissa Johnson converted from the spot and Aimee Palmer made it 2-0 against Sunderland from a wind-assisted 45-yard free kick. Charlotte Potts headed home a corner to give the Black Cats late hope.
London City stung Blackburn with a 90th-minute breakaway goal after the hosts had a penalty claim waved away. Atlanta Primus gave the visitors the lead, Saffron Jordan buried a free-kick on 79 minutes only for Amy Rodgers to restore the lead at the death.