Barclays FA Women’s Super League opening weekend wins for Aston Villa, Manchester City and Spurs.
Aston Villa 2-1 Leicester City (Att: 741)
Everton 0-4 Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Birmingham City
FA Women’s Championship
Watford 2-3 Liverpool
Man City ease to win at Everton
Manchester City spoiled Everton’s appearance at Goodison Park, by coming away 4-0 victors.
Hayley Raso had an effort turned onto the top of the bar by Sandy McIver, Anna Angevard forcing Karima Benameur into a block.
Vicky Losada fired inches wide but did open the scoring around 25 minutes, in off the post after Janine Beckie and Caroline Weir combined well.
The game was almost gone for the hosts by the break, Beckie allowed to advance and shoot home, Kadeja Shaw then with a close-range finish from Raso’s cross.
Benameur pushed away a Danielle Turner free kick, Beckie hit the woodwork before Steph Houghton scored direct from a set-piece.
Quickfire Villa double foils Foxes
Promoted Leicester City were on course for a winning debut in the top tier but Aston Villa came from behind to win.
The Foxes deservedly led at the break, Natasha Flint twice denied by good Hannah Hampton saves before the keeper failed to deal with her 25-yard drive.
Villa turned the game in their favour with a quick double, Sarah Mayling burying a free kick before Remi Allen turned in a Shania Hayles pass.
However, Hampton had to intervene to deny Lachante Paul a stoppage-time equaliser.
Graham gives Spurs victory
Kit Graham gave Spurs the lead five minutes from the interval, her cross following a short corner going straight in.
Graham went close to a second before being replaced by Jiali Tang, who was just wide of both posts moments apart.
Angela Addison came closest to a second for Spurs put clipped the post, as the hosts had to settle for a single-goal success at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
Liverpool win despite Watford fightback
Liverpool took the points against Watford at Vicarage Road with three first-half goals, despite the home side twice hitting back after the break.
Missy Bo Kearns got an early opener direct from a set-piece, Rianna Dean doubled the lead from the edge of the box and struck again before the midway point.
Anna Meiwald replied with a dozen minutes left and Helen Ward netted deep into added time.