Barclays FA Women’s Super League top two Manchester City and Chelsea both won, while ten-player Spurs recovered a two-goal deficit to hold Everton.
FA WSL results – Weds 12 February
Chelsea 2-0 Birmingham City (Att: 1,928)
Manchester City 1-0 Bristol City (Att: 858)
Reading 2-0 West Ham United (Att: 573)
Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 Everton (Att: 388)
Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Manchester United (Att: 905)
Ten-player Tottenham tie after going two behind
Tottenham Hotspur came from 2-0 down to take a point at home to Everton in a 2-2 tie, despite a second-half red card.
Rianna Dean hit the post when gifted a chance but within a couple of minutes the visitors were ahead, Chloe Kelly firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
Having set up the opener, Inessa Kaagman found the net herself before the hour mark but Angela Addison headed in a Ria Percival cross to start the fightback.
That was put in question by Rosella Ayane’s dismissal for kicking out after being brought down but Emma Mitchell swiftly levelled with from the resulting free-kick from 35 yards out.
Early Bonner effort keeps City top
Basement side Bristol City restricted leaders Manchester City to a single-goal victory even though Gemma Bonner netted in the second minute.
Bonner volleyed in a Caroline Weir set-piece as Alan Mahon’s first game in temporary charge began perfectly but City could have equalised when Gemma Evans headed straight at Ellie Roebuck.
Georgia Stanway and Jill Scott went closest to doubling the lead after the break but Sophie Baggaley was equal to each effort.
Chelsea remain on leaders heels
Chelsea kept up the pressure on the leaders, whom they trail by one point with a game in hand, with a 2-0 victory over Birmingham City.
Lucy Staniforth might have given Birmingham City the lead but shot over the top, before Chelsea took the lead at the end of the first half through Guro Reiten, Sophie Ingle having headed on Jonna Andersson’s cross.
Hannah Hampton had to dive to deny Chelsea’s Drew Spence but the second goal came before the hour mark, Erin Cuthbert sending Beth England away to seal the points.
Royals go fourth
Reading jumped up two places to fourth as a goal in either half gave them a 2-0 result over West Ham.
The Royals got ahead midway through the first period, Amalie Eikeland heading on a free-kick for Jade Moore to nod home.
Remi Allen clipped the post for the Royals and Brooke Chaplen doubled the advantage soon after the hour mark with a solo effort after a strong run from halfway.
Brighton recover from 1st minute own-goal
Any Brighton plan to shut out Manchester United failed after just 15 seconds but Albion hit back to earn a point.
When Lauren James put the ball in the box, a deflection led to Megan Walsh putting the ball in her own net.
The scores were level in the last minute of the half though, Kayleigh Green with the delivery and Aileen Whelan with a headed finish.
Brighton might have gone on to take all three points but Mary Earps twice saved well from Amanda Nilden and Green failed to convert a late opportunity.
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