#FAWSL : Will Reading Women halt goal-getting Gunners?

Can Reading prevent FAWSL leaders Arsenal recording a fifth straight win and will Chelsea’s league form improve away to second-placed Birmingham City?

Fixtures for Sunday 21st October (2pm)


Birmingham City v Chelsea (Solihull Moors FC, 12.30) – live on BT Sport 3
Arsenal v Reading (Boreham Wood FC) – live on BBC Red Button
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City (Crawley Town FC) – live on FA WSL Facebook
West Ham United v Liverpool (Rush Green Stadium, 3pm)
Yeovil Town v Bristol City (Dorchester Town FC, 3pm)


Durham v Crystal Palace (Durham City FC, 12:00)
Tottenham Hotspur v Millwall Lionesses (Cheshunt FC, 1pm)
Charlton Athletic v Sheffield United (VCD Athletic)
Leicester City WFC v Aston Villa (Quorn FC)
London Bees v Lewes (Barnet FC)

High-scoring Arsenal look to make it five straight wins as they host fourth-placed Reading who have only conceded once. The Gunners will be without Kim Little who broke her leg against Chelsea and could be missing for up to ten weeks but better news for the team is that manager Joe Montemurro has signed a new long-term contract.

Birmingham City are only behind the Gunners on goal-difference and take on a Chelsea side in need of a winning run after just one victory in five.

Brighton could have a battle on their hands for a first ever WSL win with unbeaten Manchester City their visitors.

West Ham will hope to respond positively to last week’s heavy defeat when welcoming Liverpool, who have had mixed results themselves so far.

The South West derby sees basement side Yeovil Town keen to get off the mark at home to Bristol City, who lost for the first time last weekend.

With Manchester United missing out in this round of matches, Spurs will go top of the Championship if the win the London derby at home to next-to-bottom Millwall.

Leicester City have an all-Midlands meeting with Aston Villa, Lewes – just goal-difference behind the third-placed Foxes – head to The Hive to play London Bees.

Crystal Palace make the long trip to Durham, who have had three draws in four games, while Charlton Athletic in fifth entertain Sheffield United who have played less matches than everyone else.

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