Record Bristol City Women’s crowd of over 12,000 against Arsenal

Bristol City v Arsenal FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Alessia Russo of Arsenal has a shot saved by Olivia Clark of Bristol City. (Photo by Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)

Bristol City had their record crowd of over 12,000 for the visit of Arsenal in the Barclays Women’s Super League, Chelsea came from behind to beat Brighton.

Everton 0-5 Manchester United
Chelsea 4-2 Brighton & Hove Albion
West Ham United 1-1 Liverpool
Bristol City 1-2 Arsenal 

Bristol City had their record crowd of over 12,000 at Ashton Gate for the visit of Arsenal. Katie McCabe fired Arsenal in front from 20 yards just a few minutes in but Rachel Furness headed the equaliser in off the post from Jamie-Lee Napier’s cross. Bristol battled to keep on level terms but close to the hour mark McCabe struck a second time, with the aid of a deflection, past Olivia Clark. Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema made her return from long-term injury as a stoppage-time substitute.

Bristol City v Arsenal FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Rachel Furness of Bristol City celebrates her equaliser. (Photo by Ryan Hiscott/Getty Images)

Chelsea had to come from behind to beat Brighton 4-2, Sjoeke Nüsken scoring twice, as they went goal-difference behind leaders Mamnchester City. Pauline Bremer gave the Seagulls a 10th-minute lead from a Katie Robinson cross. Emma Hayes’ side did finally equalise with the last attack of the half, Jess Carter crossing for Nüsken to head home unchallenged. The hosts had turned it round within seven minutes of the restart, Albion’s defence sliced open but Guro Bergsvand getting the final touch past her own keeper. Nüsken scored with a close-range finish from a Sam Kerr pass, later turning provider for substitute Aggie Beever-Jones to get on the scoresheet. Elisabeth Terland got Brighton’s second in the 90th minute.

Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Barclays Women´s Super League
Sjoeke Nuesken celebrates heading in Chelsea’s equaliser. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

West Ham earned a point at home to Liverpool with a 95th-minute leveller. Both Ceri Holland and Gemma Bonner had been denied for the Reds by the bar, before the breakthrough seven minutes after the resumption. Marie-Therese Höbinger found the net from outside the box but after Izzy Atkinson saw her effort saved, Riko Ueki knocked in the equaliser.

West Ham United v Liverpool FC - Barclays Women´s Super League
Riko Ueki celebrates with West Ham teammate Izzy Atkinson. (Photo by Patrick Khachfe/Getty Images)

Manchester United super-sub Rachel Williams came off the bench to score twice in a 5-0 win at Everton. Melvine Malard headed the Reds into a 14th-minute lead as Maya Le Tissier found her following a corner. The lead was doubled a similar period into the second half, Nikita Parris netting from Katie Zelem’s cross. Williams bagged her brace with the assistance of firstly Parris and then Jayde Riviere, Irene Guerrero then set up Parris to double her own tally in added time.

Everton FC v Manchester United - Barclays Women´s Super League
Nikita Parris of Manchester United is congratulated after scoring her team’s second goal. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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