Leicester City increased their lead at the top of the FA Women’s Championship with victory over Sheffield United, while Durham were held at Lewes.
Sunday 10 January – FAWC results
Leicester City 2-1 Sheffield United
Lewes 1-1 Durham
London City Lionesses 0-0 Crystal Palace
Foxes go three points clear
Leicester City saw off Sheffield United 2-1 with a Natasha Flint decider, to extend the advantage over their closest promotion rivals.
The Foxes took a first-half lead when Sophie Barker’s corner was headed home by Ashleigh Plumptre.
Katie Wilkinson’s free-kick levelled things up for Sheffield United on 73 minutes, only for Charlie Devlin to play in Flint to score the winner.
Rood earns draw for Rooks
Lewes held second-placed Durham to a 1-1 draw as Katie Rood converted a second-half penalty.
Durham led early on as Bridget Galloway put a header past goalkeeper Tatiana Saunders from a Beth Hepple corner.
Lewes levelled on 56 minutes, Rood brought down in the box by Lauren Briggs and getting to her feet to net the resulting spot-kick.
The Wildcats wanted a penalty of their own when Becky Salicki went down inside the area but nothing was given, making it five draws in a dozen games for the unbeaten visitors.
Palace draw despite red card
😮 So close to an opening goal, as @elizabetaejupi sees her header hit the bar!
— FA Women’s Championship (@FAWomensChamp) January 10, 2021
Crystal Palace came away from London City Lionesses with a point from a goalless game, even though they had Amber Stobbs dismissed for a second caution with half-an-hour remaining.
Liz Ejupi came closest for the hosts but her header came back off the woodwork, while Flo Fyfe’s late effort was acrobatically saved by Chloe Morgan.
The seventh-placed Lionesses remain goal-difference ahead of the Eagles.