#FAWSL: Spurs Women stun Man City

Spurs celebrate at Manchester City
Tottenham Hotspur players celebrate their equalising goal scored by Rachel Williams. (Photo: Nick Potts via Imago)

Tottenham Hotspur pulled off a shock 2-1 win at Manchester City in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Chelsea 4-0 Everton (Att: 2,379)
Birmingham City 0-5 Brighton & Hove Albion
Leicester City 1-3 Manchester United (Att: 4,432)
Reading 0-4 Arsenal (Att: 1,127)
Manchester City 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs come from behind to stun Man City

Lauren Hemp headed home an Alex Greenwood corner just five minutes in but City soon had Esme Morgan stretchered off after a collision with Ashleigh Neville.

Becky Spencer turned over an Ellen White effort, as their remained just the one goal in it at half time.

On the hour mark, Rachel Williams slotted home an equaliser for Spurs and minutes later, Jess Naz was clean through but wide of the City net.

Filippa Angeldal missed a glorious chance to put the hosts back in front in the last ten minutes, after which Angela Addison’s cross deflected off a Rosella Ayane’s hand and Steph Houghton’s arm, hit the post and was turned over her own line by goalkeeper Karima Taieb.

Chelsea off the mark as Everton concede four again

Chelsea's two-goal Sam Kerr
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A dominant first-half showing by Chelsea brought just the one goal, as Fran Kirby stepped back inside Nathalie Bjorn to net via the far post.

A painful start to the second half for Everton saw Sam Kerr gifted a goal by Megan Finnegan’s under-hit pass.

Kerr got her second on 73 minutes, firmly heading home a Guro Reiten cross, Beth England then turning in the rebound from Erin Cuthbert’s cracking shot against the post.

Gunners score four at Reading

Arsenal won way to Readng
Arsenal’s Frida Maanum is tackled by Reading’s Faye Bryson. (Photo: David Davies via Imago)

Arsenal took control at Reading with three goals by the break, Jen Beattie getting the opener with a header from a Katie McCabe cross, Beth Mead netting the second before setting up Vivianne Miedema for the third.

That combination was again successful five minutes after the resumption, as the Gunners made it six points and seven goals from two games.

Man Utd overcome early injury to defeat Leicester

Leicester City v Man United at the King Power Stafdium
Manchester United’s Kirsty Hanson and Leicester City s Ashleigh Plumptre battle for the ball. (Photo: Isaac Parkinx via Imago)

Manchester United victory at Leicester City was marred by injury to Millie Turner, who was stretchered off after a lengthy delay following a collision with Natasha Flint.

Kirsty Hanson and Lucy Staniforth both had shots parried by Kirsty Levell but the Foxes keeper was well beaten by Ella Toone’s effort from outside the box.

Maria Thorisdottir doubled the lead just a couple of minutes after the restart, after the Foxes cleared off their own line.

Leicester halved the deficit going into the last third of the game, as Abbie McManus scored against her former club, only for Martha Thomas to restore the two-goal cushion.

Seagulls sink Blues at St Andrews

Brighton take the lead at Birmingham City
Brighton’s Victoria Williams (second right) celebrates the opening goal at St Andrews. (Photo: Martin Rickett)

Brighton scored near the start and end of the first half, Tori Williams with the early effort and Inessa Kaagman converting from the spot in stoppage-time, following a Harriet Scott foul on

Danielle Carter fired home the third, Emma Koivisto then making it 4-0 before the hour mark and Green got on the scoresheet with 20 minutes left.

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