Man City sink Spurs 7-0 in Barclays Women’s Super League

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Women´s Super League
Khadija Shaw of Manchester City celebrates after scoring the first goal against Spurs. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Manchester City stormed to a 7-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Women’s Super League, set up by Khadija Shaw’s first-half hat-trick.

Bristol City 0-2 Manchester United (Att: 14,318)
Arsenal 3-0 West Ham United (Att: 3,686)
Chelsea 5-2 Leicester City
Liverpool 4-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Aston Villa 1-2 Everton (Att: 4,203)
Manchester City 7-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Manchester City’s Khadija Shaw hit a hat-trick in 15 first-half minutes, during a big win over Tottenham Hotspur. Leila Ouahabi crossed for Shaw to meet with a powerful header that Becky Spencer could not keep out, Jill Roord then delivered as Shaw again got between defenders to head home, the Jamaican international drilling home the third. Lauren Hemp fired in the fourth soon after the interval, Roord made it 5-0 and Laura Coombs came off the bench to swiftly make it six before the hour mark. Stoppage-time saw Coombs score her second.

Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Women´s Super League
Manchester City’s two-goal substitute Laura Coombs celebrates after scoring. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Chelsea were twice pegged back by Leicester City but the leaders ended up 5-2 victors. Lauren James took only a couple of minutes to put the hosts ahead and it was soon 2-0, Courtney Nevin conceding an own-goal after a James strike. The Foxes replied as Lena Petermann found Jutta Rantala to score, before Chelsea’s Erin Cuthbert had a goal disallowed but Sam Kerr stabbed home a Niamh Charles cross to make it 3-1. City got the deficit back to just one by break, Ann-Katrin Berger parrying Aimie Palmer’s free-kick and Sam Tierney turning in the loose ball. Fran Kirby sent James away to chip Janina Leitzig for 4-2, Aggie Beevor-Jones adding a late fifth with a clinical header from Eve Perisset’s ball into the box.

Chelsea FC v Leicester City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Lauren James of Chelsea makes it 4-2 against Leicester City. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Beth Mead bagged a brace as Arsenal were 3-0 winners over West Ham, to stay within three points of Chelsea, who they host next time out on 10 December. Frida Maanum scored just two minutes in from a corner by Kyra Cooney-Cross, who also set up Mead to double the lead. Mead got the third before the break, assisted by Alessia Russo.

Arsenal FC v West Ham United - Barclays Women´s Super League
Beth Mead scores her second and Arsenal’s third against West Ham. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Bristol City held Manchester United for 50 minutes in front of their record crowd at Ashton Gate, before going down to two quick goals. The Reds made the breakthrough against the Robins five minutes into the second-half, Hinata Miyazawa’s shot taking a wicked deflection off City’s Chloe Mustaki to defeat keeper Olivia Clark. Ella Toone soon crossed for Nikita Parris to net a free header, both then having goals disallowed, while Melvine Malard headed against the bar.

Bristol City v Manchester United - Barclays Women´s Super League
Leah Galton of Manchester United is tackled by Brooke Aspin of Bristol City. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Liverpool strengthened their position in the top half of the table by beating Brighton 4-0. Gemma Bonner headed the hosts one up before the half-hour mark from a Marie-Therese Höbinger corner, Shanice van de Sanden got the second close to the interval from Sophie Haug’s delivery. Liverpool further increased their lead on the break after the hour, Haug providing the ball for Ceri Holland to tuck away. Another counter attack brought a late fourth goal, Haug getting this one herself with Leanne Kiernan the provider.

Liverpool FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Barclays Women´s Super League
Gemma Bonner of Liverpool celebrates with teammates after scoring the team’s first goal. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Everton leapfrogged Aston Villa in the table with a 2-1 win at Villa Park. The Toffees took a 54th-minute lead courtesy of an Anna Patten own-goal, but moments later Rachel Daly levelled from a Kirsty Hanson corner. It was Hanson who conceded a 74th-minute penalty, which Nathalie Björn converted to take all three points.

Aston Villa v Everton FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Sarah Mayling of Aston Villa challenges for the ball with Sara Holmgaard of Everton. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

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