Second wins for Everton and Man City in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League, a first-ever for Spurs, Brighton hold Chelsea.
BARCLAYS FA WSL results for 15 Sept
Reading 0-2 Manchester City (Att: 897)
Everton 2-0 Bristol City (Att: 441)
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 Liverpool (Att: 996)
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Chelsea (Att: 1,352)
West Ham United 1-0 Birmingham City (Att: 1,297)
Spurs first for Furness
A Rachel Furness spot-kick was enough to secure Tottenham’s first ever win at this level, with Liverpool’s hopes of a reply hit by a red card.
Furness claimed Spurs’ first Barclays FA WSL goal, giving them the advantage in first-half stoppage-time., having been brought down by Becky Jane in the box, she converted the resulting penalty past Anke Preuss.
The Liverpool keeper twice prevented Gemma Davison from doubling the lead but things did get worse for the Reds in-between as Niamh Fahey was sent off for fouling Rosella Ayane as she bore down on goal.
Bremer brace banks City second win
Manchester City made it back-to-back wins in the league as Pauline Bremer scored both goala in the victory at Reading.
Repeating her midweek double in the Champions League, Bremer opened the scoring after 31 minutes despite being under pressure from two defenders on the edge of the box.
She got her second just before the hour mark after Grace Moloney had saved the initial effort but could not quite keep the rebound out.
The woodwork denied Bremer a hat-trick, while Ellie Roebuck kept out a Tash Harding shot as the Royals looked for a way back into the game.
Kelly’s quick-fire double
Chloe Kelly netted two fine strikes and was denied a treble by the crossbar as Everton also made it six points from two games with a 2-0 result over Bristol City.
A 44th-minute effort was curled in off the post and seconds later she beat Sophie Baggaley from over 30 yards out.
Kelly had another outrageous attempt that this time came off the woodwork, as did a shot from team-mate Inessa Kaagman.
.@Chloe_Kelly98 with an absolute 🚀 for her second of the game!
— Everton Women (@EvertonWomen) September 15, 2019
Chelsea rescue point at Brighton
Chelsea struggled to find the back of the net at the start of last season and although gaining a narrow victory last week, found hosts Brighton hard to break down.
With the game still goalless well into the last 10 minutes, it was Albion who made the breakthrough, Aileen Whelan turning the ball past Ann-Katrin Berger following a one-two with Danique Kerkdijk.
In the final minute of the 90, the visitors finally got their goal, substitute Adelina Engman needing little time to level things up.
Hammers hold to to beat Blues
West Ham’s first points of the season meant a second loss for Birmingham City, who were just unable to force an equaliser.
The Hammers were ahead on 27 minutes, Kate Longhurst setting up Adriana Leon for the finish from 18 yards.
Claudia Walker was inches from an equaliser from the edge of the box and Rebecca Holloway had an effort blocked of a Brianna Visalli corner.
Gilly Flaherty sliced a clearance over her own bar, Martha Thomas missed a good opportunity to seal it for West Ham, before home keeper Courtney Brosnan twice survived two Lucy Staniforth long-range specials.
Coming Up: Mon 16 Sept – Manchester United v Arsenal (Leigh Sports Village, 7.30pm) – live on BT Sport 1