#FAWC: Liverpool Women take top spot from Durham

Liverpool's Rhiannon Roberts played a part in both their goals
Rhiannon Roberts played a part in both goals as Liverpool went top. (Photo: Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images)

Liverpool won 2-0 away to Durham to replace them as leaders of the FA Women’s Championship.

Durham 0-2 Liverpool (Att: 1,139)
Lewes 4-1 Coventry United
London City Lionesses 1-0 Sheffield United
Crystal Palace 3-2 Charlton Athletic
Bristol City 3-0 Blackburn Rovers
Watford 1-1 Sunderland

Liverpool lead after winning top-two battle

Durham were back by their biggest ever home league crowd but knocked off the top of the table by visitors Liverpool.

The Reds were goalless at half-time away to Durham despite Ashley Hinds hitting the post twice in quick succession, Niamh Fahey and Rachel Furness seeing their efforts cleared off the line.

Liverpool struck twice in the last 20 minutes via Rhiannon Roberts’ crosses, Leanne Kiernan getting the touch on the first, Taylor Hinds heading home the second.

London City go second

London City Lionesses beat Sheffield United when a second-half corner forced the Blades to turn it into their own net.

Charlotte Newsham almost equalised in the dying minutes but for a great save from Shae Yanez, which resulted in Sheffield dropping to ninth place.

Eagles edge south London derby

Millie Farrow bagged a brace as Crystal Palace just got the better off Charlton Athletic 3-2 to go fourth in the table.

Farrow’s opener and Kirsty Barton’s powerfully header gave Palace a 2-0 interval lead, Hollie Olding replying for the Addicks midway through the second half.

The two-goal cushion was restored five minutes later by Farrow and although Jess King got a second for the visitors, it came too late.

Robins beat Rovers

Bristol City ran out 3-0 winners over Blackburn Rovers at Ashton Gate to climb to fifth spot.

An Abi Harrison cross brought about an own-goal which saw the Robins go in one up at the interval.

Harrison doubled the lead going into the final 20 minutes from a ball by Aggie Beever-Jones, who made sure of the points late on herself, having earlier been denied by the post.

Watford deny Sunderland win

Watford collected their fifth point off the campaign after drawing with Sunderland.

Keira Ramshaw gave the Black Cats the lead after 17 minutes, connecting with Charlotte Potts cross.

Leanne Bell levelled early in the second half for the Hornets with a strike from outside the box.

Ramshaw nearly restored the lead but her effort clipped the crossbar.

Four-goal Lewes up to seventh

Lucy Ashworth-Clifford scored twice in a 4-1 victory for Lewes over Coventry United but the basement side had gone in level at the break.

Ashworth-Clifford’s first goal of the day was cancelled out by Katie Wilkinson but Paula Howells restored the lead soon after the restart.

After Ashworth-Clifford made it 3-1, Ini Umotong completed the scoring for the Rooks.

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