Man City go second in Barclays Women’s Super League 

Manchester City v Tottenham - Barclays FA Womens Super
Man City take the lead through a Khadija Shaw penalty. (Natalie Mincher/SPP)

Manchester City came from behind to beat Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 and go second in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Manchester United 5-1 Leicester City (Att: 3,623)
Everton 0-2 Aston Villa
Manchester City 3-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Reading 2-1 West Ham United

Khadija Shaw hit a hat-trick as Manchester City fought back to defeat Tottenham. Celine Bizet fired Spurs into the lead after half an hour, when Rosella Ayane’s cross went right through to the far side of the box. Tinja-Riikka Korpela twice saved well from City’s Shaw but was beaten by her first-half stoppage-time header.

Shaw had turned it around just two minutes after the restart from the spot, Chloe Kelly having won the penalty. It was Shaw again seven minutes from time, who wrapped up her hat-trick and the points.

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Rachel Rowe (23 Reading) in action against West Ham. (Tom Phillips/SPP)

Reading banked a precious three points in the battle to stay up at home to West Ham, climbing two places to ninth.

Charlie Wellings struck for the Royals midway through the second half, Viviane Asseyi turned in an  Izzy Atkinson cross to equalise. But with five minutes to go, Rachel Rowe hit the winner from outside the box.

Manchester United extended their lead at the top of the table to three points with a comfortable win over Leicester City.

Alessia Russo slotted United in front after 15 minutes, following two saves from Janina Leitzig. Russo also got the second when heading home Ona Batlle’s cross.

The Foxes’ Remy Siemsen took down a Josie Green ball to fire into the far corner but United soon restored the two-goal cushion when Russo completed her hat-trick. Leah Galton and Lucia Garcia would further extend the lead.

Manchester United v Leicester City - Barclays Women's Super League
Alessia Russo of Manchester United shoots during the win over Leicester City. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Aston Villa took all three points at Everton with a goal in each half. Villa were ahead after only five minutes, Kenza Dali scoring Rachel Daly with the assist. The visitors doubled their advantage with a quarter of the march left, after an own-goal by Megan Finnigan.

Fixtures for Wednesday 8 March 

Barclays Women’s Super League 
Arsenal v Liverpool (Boreham Wood FC, 7.15pm) – live on The FA Player
Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion (Kingsmeadow, 7.30pm) – live on Sky Sports 

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