Nine-player Manchester City Women draw with Chelsea

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Guro Reiten of Chelsea equalises against Manchester City. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Chelsea left it very late to level away to nine-player Manchester City in the Barclays Women’s Super League, second wins for both Leicester City and Liverpool.

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-2 West Ham United 
Manchester City 1-1 Chelsea
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Bristol City
Leicester City 1-0 Everton
Liverpool 2-0 Aston Villa

Reduced to nine players, Manchester City still took a point at home to Chelsea. Chloe Kelly fired Man City in front just seven minutes in, from outside the box with the aid of a deflection. But the hosts were down to ten before the break, Alex Greenwood controversially shown a second yellow card for time-wasting. Chelsea’s Lauren James hit the crossbar from 20 yards and City lost Lauren Hemp to a second caution with nine minutes left of the ninety. Millie Bright’s header in added time hit the bar and another one was scrambled off the line by Khiara Keating, only for Guro Reiten to net after a goalmouth scramble. City had been temporarily down to eight at the time, due to injury. Sam Kerr’s header was kept out by City’s far post, as the points were shared.

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Emily Heaslip shows a red card to Alex Greenwood of Manchester City. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool have back-to-back wins after defeating Aston Villa. Marie Hobinger cut inside to rifle the Reds ahead after Villa failed to get distance on the clearance from Ceri Holland’s cross. Emma Koivisto had to head off her own line to deny Jordan Nobbs and keep the hosts in front at half time. In the last quarter of an hour, Melissa Lawley launched a counter attack and found Natasha Flint, who turned and finished well.

Leicester City made it two wins from two with a single-goal success over Everton. Foxes’ keeper Janina Leitzig saved a penalty from Justine Vanhaevermaet penalty as well as the follow-up, Lena Petermann winning in with her goal on 69 minutes from Sam Tierney’s through ball. Emma Bissell did later have the ball in the net for the Toffees but it was ruled out.

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Spurs’ Eveliina Summannen on the attack against Bristol City. (Alexander Canillas / SPP)

Spurs struck twice in a five-minute spell after the half-hour mark, on the way to a 3-1 defeat of Bristol City. Olga Ahtinen and Martha Thomas both found the net from outside the box, Eveliina Summanen making it 3-0 in first-half stoppage-time with a free kick. When handball was given against Summanen in the second half, Amalie Thestrup buried the resulting penalty to give City hope of a come back.

West Ham leapfrogged Brighton on goal-difference, when sinking the Seagulls 2-0. The Hammers took a 12th-minute lead through Kirsty Smith on the rebound, her effort judged to have crossed the line before being cleared, following Riko Ueki’s shot being turned onto the bar by Sophie Baggaley. Ueki got the second herself with a header six minutes after the interval from a Lisa Evans set-piece.

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Anouk Denton (18 West Ham) in action during the win at Brighton. (Tom Phillips/SPP)

Coming up this midweek … 

Tuesday 10 October

UWCL 2nd Round 1st leg: Manchester United vs Paris Saint-Germain (Leigh Sports Village, 8pm) – live on MUTV

Wednesday 11 October (7pm)

Conti Cup 

Group A: Sheffield United v Sunderland (Alfreton Town FC), Durham v Blackburn Rovers (Maiden Castle)
Group B: Everton v Manchester City (Walton Hall Park), Leicester City v Liverpool (Burton Albion FC)
Group C: Lewes v Crystal Palace (Lewes FC), London City Lionesses v Watford (Dartford FC)
Group D: Bristol City v Southampton (Robins High Performance Centre, 7.30pm), Tottenham Hotspur v Reading (Leyton Orient FC)
Group E: Birmingham City v Brighton & Hove Albion (St. Andrews), West Ham United v Charlton Athletic (Dagenham & Redbridge FC, 7.30pm)

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