#FAWSL: Spurs Women win in front of nearly 25,000 at London Stadium

Spurs celebrate a second goal at London Stadium
Lucy Quinn celebrates scoring Spurs’ second goal at London Stadium. (Photo: Kate Green for The FA)

Manchester City won the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s top of the table clash but Arsenal are new leaders and Spurs took the points at West Ham.

Barclays FA WSL results – 29 Sept

Arsenal 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (Att: 1,607)
Everton 0-1 Manchester City (Att: 378)
Birmingham City P-P Reading (waterlogged pitch)
Bristol City 0-4 Chelsea (Att: 986)
West Ham United 0-2 Tottenham Hotspur (Att: 24,790)

Spurs spoil big day for Hammers

Rosella Ayane was denied by the crossbar from outside the box before but crossed for Rianna Dean to head Tottenham in front on 36 minutes.

Substitute Lucy Quinn sealed the points for Spurs on her birthday six minutes from time, burying the loose ball when a free-kick was not cleared.

Platers walkout at London Stadium
Photo: Kate Green for The FA

Gunners coast to victory over Brighton

Arsenal took less then 10 minutes to open the scoring against Brighton, Vivianne Miedema putting Kim Little through for a composed finish past Megan Walsh.

Kayleigh Greening had Albion’s one effort on the first half caught by Pauline Payraud-Magnin but the Gunners doubled their lead on 40 minutes, Little and Jordan Nobbs with a sharp exchange of passes and Miedema with a powerful finish.

Miedema was involved again when Danielle van de Donk was given a simple finish before the hour mark and Nobbs made it four with a shot going through a crowded box and the keeper’s legs.

Full-back Mathilde Lundorf missed a good chance for a consolation goal 10 minutes from time, while at the other end Beth Mead and Katie McCabe both struck the frame of the goal.

Houghton hits early winner 

After Everton’s Molly Pike brought down Caroline Weir 7 minutes in, Steph Houghton struck home the resulting free-kick.

Pauline Bremer nearly continued her scoring spree but saw her shot tipped onto the inside of the post by Tinja-Riikka Korpela.

Chloe Kelly hit the post for Everton and Lucy Graham almost levelled at the end but for Janine Beckie’s goal-line clearance.

Blues see off Bristol in 17 minutes

Chelsea took little more than 2 minutes to score as Bristol City failed to clear a first attack and Guro Reiten fired home, the Norwegian then got her second from an Erin Cuthbert delivery with less them 10 minutes played.

Fran Kirby set up Ji So-yun for the third with only 17 minutes having passed but 3-0 is how it stayed through to the interval.

The Blues eventually added a fourth an hour later as Jonna Andersson picked out Sophie Ingle to score.

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