#FAWSL: League record crowd of over 38,000 at North London derby

Kim Little broke the deadlock for Arsenal at Spurs.
Kim Little scores for Arsenal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. (Photo: Kunjan Malde for The FA)

Leaders Arsenal won the North London derby 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur in front of a new Barclays FA Women’s Super League attendance record of 38,262.

WSL results – 17 November

Manchester City 5-0 West Ham United (Att: 2,145)
Brighton & Hove Albion 3-0 Birmingham City (Att: 4,130)
Chelsea 1-0 Manchester United (Att: 4,790)
Reading 3-3 Bristol City
Liverpool 0-1 Everton (Att: 23,500)
Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Arsenal (Att: 38,262)

Second-half brace seals Gunners’ derby success

Arsenal scored twice in the last quarter of the North London derby at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to disappoint the huge home crowd.

Rachel Furness, Kit Graham and Rianna Dean all had chances for Spurs in a three-minute first-half spell but none found the target.

The away contingent delighted as Kim Little broke the deadlock but the win was not made certain until Vivianne Miedema got the second goal with 7 minutes left on the clock.

Mjelde penalty defeats Man United

Chelsea's Fran Kirby won a penalty
Chelsea’s Fran Kirby shields the ball from Manchester United’s Martha harris. (Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA)

Chelsea edged Manchester United 1-0 with a second-half penalty as Fran Kirby made an instant impact from the bench.

Ramona Bachmann forced United goalkeeper Mary Earps to turn the ball round the post and saved Millie Bright’s header from the resulting corner.

Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert bore down on goal despite calls for offside but hit the half-volley wide of the far post.

Kirby was clumsily fouled by Amy Turner moments after entering the field and Maren Mjelde put away the 64th-minute spot-kick despite a hand from Earps.

Kirby looked certain to score when put through by Drew Spence but Earps denied her, then Ella Toone volleyed a Jess Sigsworth cross but Ann-Katrin Berger kept it out with the help of the crossbar.

Graham grabs winner at Anfield

Everton came away from the Merseyside derby at Anfield 1-0 victors in from of over 23,000.

Tinja Korpela made a spectacular save to keep out a Kirsty Linnett header for Liverpool but a slip on ha;f-time at the other end saw Anke Preuss fumble Lucy Graham’s 25-yard effort over the line.

The lead was maintained thanks to crucial interceptions by Dan Turner and Gabby George to deny Niamh Charles and Linnett respectively.

Stanway marks milestone match with two goals and two cautions

Man City's two-goal Georgia Stanway sent off
Georgia Stanway of Manchester City and Tessel Middag of West Ham United. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA)

Manchester City had the points in the bag before the break against West Ham, netting four times but later had two-goal Georgia Stanway sent off on her 100th appearance

Ellen White opened the scoring on 11 minutes after a corner, Stanway struck twice – the second time when sweeping home a Janine Beckie cross via the far post – and then Jill Scott set up Lauren Hemp for her first goal of the season.

White hit the bar after the restart and Tessa Wuallaert fired in number five but City’s win was marred somewhat by a second caution for Stanway.

Vixens retrieve two-goal deficit against Royals

Reading were held 3-3 by Bristol City
Angharad James heads Reading’s third goal against Bristol City. (Photo: Jed Leicester for The FA)

Bristol City came from 3-1 down to draw 3-3 with Reading at the Madejski Stadium.

Remi Allen and Brooke Chaplen struck a quickfire double for the hosts inside the first 18 minutes, Charlie Wellings pulling one back before half-time.

Although Angharad James restored the two-goal cushion early in the second-half, Yana Daniels hit straight back for Bristol.

Ebony Salmon then beat Grace Moloney 7 minutes from the end to earn her side a point.

Green brace helps Brighton up to ninth

Brighton's two-goal Kayleigh Green
Kayleigh Green bagged a brace for Brighton. (Photo: Sean Ryan for The FA)

Brighton & Hove Albion sent Birmingham City to a 3-o defeat as Kayleigh Green scored twice.

Ellie Brazil was brought down in the box by Harriet Scott and eventually had to go off but Green buried the spot-kick.

Lea le Garrec opened her account with a fine 25-yard strike into the roof of the net to double the lead close to the interval.

It was from Le Garrec’s cross that Green later headed home Albion’s third goal of the game.

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