Tottenham Hotspur drew 0-0 at mid-table Reading to go five points clear of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League relegation place.
The first half had few clear-cut chances but Tottenham’s Alanna Kennedy attempt from outside the box forced Grace Moloney to get down and make the save, then close to the interval Jess Fishlock got through on the right but saw her shot rebound back off the face of the near post.
Angela Addison might have forced in the opener early in the second half and an Rosella Ayane shot from a tight angle was blocked by the legs of Moloney.
Emma Harries did well to fashion a chance for the Royals, the effort from her pull back was kept out by the legs of goalkeeper Aurora Mikalsen.
Gemma Davison nearly profited from confusion in the home team’s six-yard box but Moloney kept the ball out with her feet and later also saved Kennedy’s close-range header.
The goalless game means an eighth draw in 17 for Reading and the end of a run of four straight defeats for eighth-placed Spurs, whose advantage over basement side West Ham is now five points from a game more.