Manchester United go top of Barclays Women’s Super League

Womens Super League - Reading v Manchester United -
Rachel Williams (28 Manchester United) celebrates after scoring the only goal. (James Whitehead / SPP)

Manchester United lead the Barclays Women’s Super League on goal-difference from Chelsea after a late winner at Reading.

Chelsea A-A Liverpool
Everton 3-0 West Ham United
Reading 0-1 Manchester United (Att: 5,108)
Tottenham Hotspur P-P Leicester City
Brighton & Hove Albion P-P Arsenal

Manchester United grabbed a late winner in front of Reading’s record crowd of over 5,000. The Royals had kept the Reds at bay but Diane Caldwell conceded a penalty when bringing down Alessia Russo. However, Jackie Burns saved Katie Zelem’s spot-kick as well as the follow-up. Burns got down well to deny Russo in the second half, Mary Earps tipped away a header by Justine Vanhaevermaet. Rachel Williams came off the bench and fired into the roof of the net for an 87th-minute winner.

Everton are up to fifth in the table with victory over West Ham. They were two up in a dozen minutes, Karen Holmgaard heading in from Jess Park’s delivery and Megan Finnigan nodding home a Nicoline Sørensen. The points were sealed on 79 minutes, when Aggie Beever-Jones struck from outside the box.

Chelsea v Liverpool - Barclays FA Womens Super League - Kingsmeadow
Pedro Soares / SPP

Chelsea’s match with Liverpool was abandoned in the opening minutes with the score still 0-0, as the referee deemed the pitch to be unsafe with players repeatedly losing their footing.

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