Manchester City Close the Gap on Chelsea to Two Points
Manchester City Overcome Birmingham
Manchester City ran out comfortable winners over Birmingham at St George’s Park to remain firmly on Chelsea’s coattails in the Women’s Super League title race.
Sam Mewis broke the deadlock in the 40th minute after she headed home Chloe Kelly’s cross, before the United States World Cup winner scored hers and City’s second from Alex Greenwood’s corner with 52 minutes played.
It was an eighth straight win for City, who will now turn their attention to a Women’s Champions League round of 16 first leg tie against Fiorentina on March 3.
As for Birmingham, that result extends their winless run to five games and keeps the gap between themselves and bottom club Bristol City at five points, albeit with two matches in hand.
Arsenal Maintain Champions League Challenge With Win Over Aston Villa
Arsenal recovered from bruising back-to-back defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea with an ultimately convincing 4-0 win over Aston Villa at the Banks’s Stadium.
The result keeps their challenge for a top-three finish on track and leaves them six points adrift of Manchester United in third with a game in hand.
Villa’s defeat leaves them firmly in the battle to beat the drop – they are currently four points clear of Bristol City with a game in hand.
Everton Recover After Losing Two-Goal Lead to Beat Tottenham Hotspur
Jill Scott was the hero for Everton after she scored the decisive third goal to overcome Tottenham in a thrilling encounter at The Hive.
It was the Merseysiders that had the last word though, as Scott rose highest from a corner to cap off a memorable week which saw her earn a 150th England cap in a 6-0 win over Northern Ireland on February 23.