#FAWSL: Man City Women kept at bay by Brighton’s Walsh

Brighton goalkeeper Megan Walsh
Brighton & Hove Albion goalkeeper Megan Walsh. (PA Images)

Manchester City were held to a goalless home draw by Brighton & Hove Albion in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

WSL results – Sunday 13 September 

Chelsea 9-0 Bristol City
Everton 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur
Birmingham City 2-5 Manchester United
Manchester City 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Reading 3-1 Aston Villa

Brighton frustrate Man City

Despite seeing a great deal of the ball, Manchester City were unable to beat Brighton keeper Megan Walsh.

Steph Houghton saw her free-kick turned round the post, Chloe Kelly was denied by Walsh, who later blocked a Georgia Stanway shot with her legs.

After the break, Walsh needed two attempts to keep out another Stanway effort, while Ellen White missed a good chance to make the breakthrough.

Five-goal Man Utd in fight back

Man Utd's two-goal Kirsty Hanson
Kirsty Hanson scored twice forf Manchester United, (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)

Manchester United came from 2-1 down to win 5-2 at Birmingham City.

They struck first through Jane Ross, before Claudia Walker levelled and Abbie McManus conceded an own goal.

Katie Zelem equalised, Ella Toone had the Reds back in front soon after the interval, with Kirsty Hanson’s brace sealing the away win.

Christiansen heads Everton to victory

Everton players celebrate
Izzy Christiansen celebrates with Nicoline Sorensen. (Photo: Jon Super for The FA)

Everton made it back-to-back wins with a narrow victory over Spurs.

Tottenham’s Josie Green forced Sandy MacIver to turn her shot round the post, while moments later at the other end Simone Magill blasted over following up Lucy Graham’s effort.

Izzy Christiansen broke the deadlock five minutes after the restart, nodding home substitute Nicoline Sørensen’s cross.

Rosella Ayane had an opportunity to level but only found the keeper.

Royals bounce back

Responding to a heavy opening day defeat, Reading’s three goals in a 24-minute first-half spell brought them maximum points against Aston Villa.

Amalie Eikeland and Lauren Bruton had the Royals two up and Fara Williams added a penalty just before the break.

Villa pulled a goal back from the spot in the last dozen minutes as Stine Larsen converted.

Chelsea rout Robins

Pernille Harder was one of nine scorers for Chelsea. (Photo: Chloe Knott for The FA)

There were no less than nine different goalscorers for Chelsea as Bristol City were sunk 9-0.

Fran Kirby opened the scoring, Ji So-yun then won a penalty with Maren Mjelde put away, Melanie Leupolz, Erin Cuthbert and Millie Bright also finding the net for a 5-0 interval lead.

Beth England, Niamh Charles, Pernille Harder and Sam Kerr later all got in on the act in the second half.

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