Ten-player Man Utd return to top of Barclays Women’s Super League

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Leah Galton (11 Manchester United) celebrates after scoring her team’s first goal. (James Whitehead / SPP)

Manchester United returned to the top of the Barclays Women’s Super League, winning 2-1 at Tottenham despite a red card.

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Manchester United
Brighton & Hove Albion 2-6 Aston Villa
Liverpool 0-1 Leicester City

Manchester United took the points at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, where they finished with ten players.

Moments after an offside decision denied Leah Galton the opener for United, Bethany England put a great chance over the bar for Spurs.

Ella Toone hit the Tottenham post after the restart, then on 66 minutes Leah Galton made the breakthrough following Ona Batlle’s cross.

Beth England got Spurs level with a superb strike, only for the hosts to fall behind again seconds later, Molly Bartrip turning a Lucia Garcia cross past her own keeper.

More drama soon followed, Toone sent-off for an incident with England but the visitors held out.

Brighton vs Aston Villa - FA Womens Super League
Veatriki Sarri (7 Brighton) and Alisha Lehmann (7 Aston Villa). (Tom Phillips/SPP)

Aston Villa fought back, for a big victory at Brighton, who struck just three minutes in with a Julia Olme header from Veatriki Sarri’s corner.

Villa hit back hard with five goals by the break, Kirsty Hanson and Lucy Staniforth making the most of Kenza Dali deliveries, Jordan Nobbs netting either side of a Rachel Daly effort.

Albion’s Danielle Carter converted a penalty conceded by Anna Patten but Nobbs then completed her hat-trick.

Liverpool v Leicester City - Barclays Women's Super League
Hannah Cain of Leicester City celebrates with teammates after scoring. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Leicester City got the best if starts at Liverpool, Hannah Cain whipping a Courtney Nevin corner in the eighth minute.

Natasha Dowie headed against the crossbar for the Reds, Missy Bo Kearns also hit the woodwork, as the Foxes held on to go within one point of Reading and in the battle to avoid the drop.

Man City beat Arsenal to go third in Barclays Women’s Super League

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