Tottenham Hotspur beat Brighton & Hove Albion 3-1 to clinch their first victory in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League this season.
Results for 6 December
Barclays FA WSL
Chelsea 3-2 West Ham United
Arsenal 3-0 Birmingham City
Reading 1-1 Bristol City
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Everton 0-3 Manchester City
Spurs secure first win
Kerys Harrop had Spurs ahead after only 11 minutes but Inessa Kaagman levelled from the spot after the half-hour mark.
Angela Addison restored the lead after 63 minutes, rounding Megan Walsh to slot home, before Kaagman hit the bar from distance.
Alex Morgan’s penalty six minutes from time then sealed Tottenham’s first league win of the campaign.
Kerr hat-trick defeats Hammers
Chelsea’s Sam Kerr scored three close range goals in a 3-2 victory over West Ham, for a league record twelfth straight home win.
She slid in for the opener from a Fran Kirby cross but although Ann-Katrin Berger denied Rachel Daly an equaliser when put clean through, Daly did level moments after the interval after a fine run and cross from Adriana Leon.
When Pernille Harder’s drive was parried by Mackenzie Arnold, Kerr was on hand to sweep home and she got her third as Kirby again teed her up, but was injured in the process.
West Ham made it a tight finish as Aleisha Lehmann forced an own-goal from Magda Eriksson.
Man City leapfrog Everton
Three goals in the first 45 set up Manchester City for an away win over Everton, whom they climbed above in the table as a result.
Ellen White’s looping header gave City the lead midway through the first half, Caroline Weir providing the ball in
Weir also set up the second moments later, Gemma Bonner heading home from her corner kick.
It became a hat-trick of assists by Weir in stoppage time before the break, Janine Beckie with a far-post header.
Arsenal break Birmingham resistance
Arsenal are back within a point of leaders Manchester United, after seeing off Birmingham City with three second-half goals.
Hannah Hampton saved a first-half Kim Little penalty but the Gunners struck twice in a five-minute spell around the hour mark.
Caitlin Foord got the first and Jill Roord doubled the advantage, before Little this time converted from the spot late on.
Back-to-back draws for Bristol City
Lily Woodham of Reading and Emma Bissell of Bristol City. (Photo: Paul Currie for The FA)Bristol City stayed at the foot of the table but made it consecutive draws with a 1-1 tie at mid-table Reading.
The Robins went in one up at the break, on the counter attack Charlie Wellings found Emma Bissell to score a 43rd-minute breakthrough.
After a strong first period showing by Sophie Baggaley, she was finally beaten by Fara Williams in the 50th minute, the same player hitting the bar soon after.