Leicester City are 11 points ahead of Liverpool in the FA Women’s Championship following their 2-1 away win over the Reds.
FAWC results – 17 January
Blackburn Rovers P-P Lewes (positive Covid-19 tests)
Crystal Palace 0-1 Durham
Liverpool 1-2 Leicester City
London Bees 0-0 London City Lionesses
Sheffield United 3-0 Coventry United
Leicester win at ten-player Liverpool
Leicester City came from behind to win at Liverpool, who had Mel Lawley sent off.
Amalie Thestrup’s cross was slid home by Missy Bo Kearns to give the Reds the lead but Natasha Flint levelled from the spot before the break following a foul on Remi Allen.
Lawley came off the bench only to be shown the red card for a tackle on Charlie Devlin, who was to fire home the decider inside the last 10 minutes.
Durham recover from dismissal to defeat Palace
Durham won by the only goal of the game at Crystal Palace, where they had Lauren Briggs sent off for a second caution 11 minutes from tine. to stay within three points of the leaders.
Mollie Lambert had struck from 20 yards in the first half for the Wildcats, and although the hosts threatened an equaliser, Ashlee Hincks came closest when hitting the bar
Blades go third
Katie Wilkinson scored twice as Sheffield United went up to third with a 3-0 result over Coventry United.
Wilkinson did however see her penalty saved by Sue Wood before Naomi Hartley opened the scoring.
In first-half added time Wilkinson headed in Bex Rayner’s corner, then getting her second at the death after good work by Rhema Lord-Mears.
Bees and Lionesses draw a blank
London Bees and London City played out a goalless draw but it lifted the hosts above Coventry into ninth position, while Lily Agg missed a penalty for the Lionesses.
Atlanta Primus won the spot-kick at the start of the second half but Agg hit it over the top.
Sarah Quantrill made a great save for the Bees but they nearly won it through Lauren Pickett, whose long-range strike hit the crossbar.