Over 43,000 see Manchester City Women win derby at Old Trafford

Manchester United v Manchester City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Chloe Kelly of Manchester City reacts during the match at Old Trafford. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-1 in front of 43,615 at Old Trafford to leapfrog them in the Barclays Women’s Super League table.

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

Manchester City came from behind to beat Manchester United 3-1 at Old Trafford to leapfrog them into third place. Melvine Malard’s shot was handled by Alex Greenwood in the box and Katie Zelem converted the penalty, despite Khiara Keating getting a hand to it. Geyse had the ball in the net for United but it was ruled out, and before long her team were behind. Chloe Kelly found Jill Roord to slot home the equaliser and seconds later Lauren Hemp curled home a shot set up by Khadija Shaw. City went 3-1 up when Shaw charged down Mary Earps’ attempted clearance and although they were down to ten players with the dismissal of Laia Aleixandri, the hosts could not take advantage.

Brighton & Hove Albion went down 3-0 at home to Arsenal in front of a sell-out crowd at Crawley. Stina Blackstenius spun to fire the Gunners in front, despite making no contact with the ball in her first attempt. Caitlin Foord sealed the points with ten minutes to go, drilling into the far corner from 20 yards out. In stoppage time, Russo’s cross was set back by Cloe Lacasse for Frida Maanum to finish clinically, as Arsenal moved back within three points of leaders Chelsea.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Jorelyn Carabali of Brighton clashes with Alessia Russo of Arsenal. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Leicester City were pegged back by visitors Tottenham Hotspur in a 1-1 draw. The Foxes opened the scoring on the break, Missy Goodwin with the ball for Janice Cayman to score. Spurs cancelled the deficit early in the second half, Martha Thomas finding Celin Bizet Ildhusøy who picked out the bottom corner.

Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Women´s Super League
Grace Clinton of Spurs is challenged by Lena Petermann of Leicester City. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Aston Villa won 3-2 away to West Ham United with a 92nd-minute Rachel Daly decider. Viviane Asseyi put away a penalty for the Hammers after a foul in the box by Adriana Leon, Anna Patten heading Villa level. Leon made up for conceding the spot kick by giving her side a 2-1 lead five minutes after the restart. Asseyi was involved again as West Ham made it 2-2, heading on for Lisa Evans’ 80th-minute goal. However, Maz Pacheco headed on for Rachel Daly to grab a stoppage-time winner and lift Villa to ninth spot.

West Ham United v Aston Villa - Barclays Women´s Super League
Anna Patten of Aston Villa celebrates with team mates after scoring the equaliser. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

Bristol City twice came from behind to take a point in a 2-2 draw away to Everton. The hosts were ahead inside five minutes, Martina Piemonte scoring at the second attempt after Olivia Clark blocked her initial shot. The Robins replied in first-half stoppage-time, Amy Rodgers netting from a ball by Abi Harrison. The Toffees were back ahead after a corner approaching the hour mark, Megan Finnigan with the finish. Bristol were back level on 82 minutes, Amalie Thestrup finding the net assisted by Naomi Layzell.

Everton FC v Bristol City - Barclays Women´s Super League
Amalie Thestrup of Bristol City celebrates with teammates after ger late leveller. (Photo by Jess Hornby/Getty Images)

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