Manchester City Cut Chelsea’s Lead at the Top of the Women’s Super League

Manchester City cut Chelsea’s lead at the top of the table to two points with a 4-0 win over Birmingham City, as the Women’s Super League returned after the international break.

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.

Lauren Hemp effectively killed the game off as a contest a minute later after firing home at the far post, while Caroline Weir added a fourth with a tap-in from Ellen White’s pass in the 66th minute.

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.

Vivianne Miedema broke the deadlock in the 58th minute with a close-range finish and Jordan Nobbs doubled the Gunners’ advantage nine minutes later to mark her return to the side from a quad strain.

Katie McCabe put the game out of sight with a superb strike in the 73rd minute and then set up Lisa Evans to head in Arsenal’s fourth 15 minutes later.

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.

Valerie Gauvin put the Toffees 2-0 up after scoring from penalties in the eighth and 18th minute following Ria Percival’s handball and a foul from Abbie McManus respectively.

But Angela Addison halved the deficit in the 35th minute with a tidy finish before Gemma Davison wiped out the visitors’ lead thanks to a half-volley three minutes shy of the hour mark.

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.

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