#FAWSL: Arsenal Women within one win of title

Louise Quinn celebrates Arsenal’s opener in the 2-1 win over Everton. (Photo: Kate Green for The FA)

Arsenal’s victory over Everton means the Gunners will be champions with a win against Brighton & Hove Albion at The Amex next Sunday. 

FAWSL results for Sunday 21 April

Arsenal 2-1 Everton (Att: 2,003)
Liverpool 5-2 Bristol City (Att: 324)
West Ham United 1-2 Birmingham City (Att: 706)

Gunners go four points clear

Arsenal won 2-1 at home to Everton to extend their lead over title-rivals Manchester City, whom they host on the final day of the campaign, by which time the Gunners hope to already be champions.

The Gunners got off to a great start as Louise Quinn headed home from a corner.

Katrine Veje’s tackle denied Chaney Boye-Hlorkah an equaliser before Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema combined on the break for the latter to double the lead.

However, just after the hour mark Boye-Hlorkah scored via an indirect free-kick from inside the penalty area.

Although there was no equaliser forthcoming from Everton, they did welcome Olivia Chance back onto the field after a year out injured.

Rinsola bags hat-trick for Reds

Rinsola Babajide. (Photo: Liverpool FC)

Rinsola Babajide scored three times as Liverpool beat Bristol City 5-2 at Prenton Park.

Babajide opened the scoring and although Danique Kerkdijk levelled on 36 minutes, the Vixens found themselves 3-1 down at half time.

Babajide restored the lead and went on to complete her hat-trick, while in-between time before Laura Coombs’ cross was headed in by Yana Daniels.

Niamh Fahey’s onw-goal gave City another one back but home substitute Ashly Hodson rounded off the scoring.

Blues battle back to beat ten-player Hammers

Birmingham City went behind at West Ham but turned it around after a red card for the hosts.

Leanne Kiernan attemped a spectacular bicycle kick for the Hammers only to hit the ball into her own face but her side were ahead when Adrian Leon volleyed in Kate Longhurst’s cross.

Hammers’ keeper Anna Moorhouse went for handling outside the box and from the resulting free kick, Hayley Ladd fired home past Becky Spencer.

Ladd then turned provide on 75 minutes, as Chloe Arthur netted her first league goal for the Blues.