Chelsea won at West Ham to go top of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, Manchester City lost the leadership with defeat at Arsenal.
FA WSL results – Sunday 27 October
Everton 2-0 Brighton (Att: 331)
Manchester United 2-0 Reading (Att: 1,997)
Birmingham City 2-0 Liverpool (Att: 1,056)
Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City (Att: 2,424)
Bristol City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur
West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea
Chelsea hit back against Hammers
Adriana Leon came off the bench to give West Ham the lead with her first touch before the Blues turned the game around.
Ji So-Yun set up Sophie Ingle to score before firing home herself from 20 yards and Drew Spence completed the scoring late on.
Gunners down City
Not only did Arsenal become the first side to score against Manchester City in the league this season but they also ended their visitors’ perfect start to the campaign.
Vivianne Miedema’s finish three minutes short of half-time was the difference, Kim Little having provided the through ball.
The Gunners should have got a second but Lisa Evans hit the bar and Jordan Nobbs later dragged her shot wide.
Tottenham overturn deficit
Spurs came from behind to leave Bristol City as 2-1 winners thanks to a quickfire Kit Graham brace.
Abi Harrison finished off a goalmouth scramble as the Vixens sought to end a winless run.
But Graham replied from 25 yards and then swiftly struck a second time, after which Rachel Furness saw her penalty saved by City’s Sophie Baggaley.
Birmingham off the mark
Liverpool replaced Birmingham City on the bottom of the table after the Blues best the Reds 2-0.
Skipper Kerys Harrop sent City into an early lead when heading in a Lucy Staniforth free-kick.
Hannah Hampton’s double save protected the slender lead, keeping out Courtney Sweetman-Kirk’s effort and then parrying Kirsty Linnett’s follow up away.
Staniforth doubled the advantage with 7 minutes left when Fran Kitching could only push Harrop’s cross into her path.
Everton put back-to-back defeats behind them
Two goals in a ten-minute second-half spell saw Everton send Brighton to a 2-0 defeat.
In-form Chloe Kelly broke the deadlock on 57 minutes and Esme Morgan opened her account with a header from an Inessa Kaagman corner, the latter having just had a volley turned over the top.
Sub Sigsworth seals points
Reading had Lisa-Marie Utland on the sidelines receiving treatment for an injury when Leah Galton’s cross was volleyed in at the far post by Kirsty Hanson.
Fara Williams twice went close to levelling. her free-kick deflected over the top and a shot from range just off target.
But Jess Sigsworth came off the bench to make the points safe for Manchester United, racing clear and firing over Grace Moloney.