Chelsea and Manchester City Both Win in the Women’s Super League
Chelsea Put Three Past Everton in Midweek Women’s Super League Clash
Chelsea followed on from their success in the Continental League Cup Final with a convincing 3-0 win away at Everton.
The Blues recovered after seeing Melanie Leupolz’s first-minute penalty saved by Tinja-Riika Korpela, and took the three points back to west London thanks to a goal each from Fran Kirby, Pernille Harder, while Leupolz redeemed herself to add a third.
Kirby broke the deadlock in the 14th minute after she latched onto Sam Kerr’s through ball and coolly slotted the ball past Korpela.
Kirby then added an assist to her name by laying the ball on a plate for Harder to double Chelsea’s advantage in the 60th minute.
Leupolz rounded off another fine day’s work for Emma Hayes’ side in the 79th minute when she was quickest to react on the rebound following Korpela’s save from Harder’s initial effort to make the final score 3-0.
The result leaves Chelsea with 44 points from 17 games – two clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.
It was a sixth defeat of the season for Everton, who remain fifth with 25 points from 17 matches.
Manchester City Overcome Bristol City and Follow in Chelsea Footsteps
Manchester City recorded a tenth consecutive Women’s Super League win in a row, with a 3-0 victory against Bristol City.
For Bristol City, that results sees them drop back to the bottom of the table on goal difference with nine points from 16 games.
Weir broke the deadlock in the 12th minute to tap home from close range after being teed up by Chloe Kelly.
Lauren Hemp was then the provider for White, who clinically dispatched a second with 30 minutes played.
USA World Cup winner Mewis then added further gloss to the scoreline with a header in the 89th minute.
Brighton & Hove Albion Defeat Aston Villa
Brighton secured a record-extending fourth consecutive Women’s Super League victory with a 2-0 win against Aston Villa.
Villa remain tenth with ten points from 15 games – one clear of West Ham United and Bristol City in the two places directly below them.
Weiss then brought down Kayleigh Green in the box and Kaagman confidently dispatched the resulting penalty with 81 minutes played to make the final score 2-0.
Birmingham City Share the Spoils With West Ham United
Birmingham City scored a stoppage-time equaliser to secure a point away at West Ham United in a 2-2 draw.
Ruby Mace netted in the fourth minute of added time to earn Carla Ward’s side a draw, after goals from Emily van Egmond and Katerina Svitkova looked like being enough to earn the Hammers all three points.
Emily Murphy gave Birmingham the lead in the ninth minute as West Ham failed to deal with a corner into the box.
Van Egmond levelled the scoreline a minute into the second half after Blues goalkeeper Hannah Hampton failed to claim a free-kick played into the box, and the Australian pounced with a close-range finish.
Svitkova added a second for the Hammers with a brilliant left-footed strike that clipped in off the post in the 73rd minute before Mace made a late run into the box to score at the far post and rescue a point for the Blues.
The result was enough to lift West Ham off the foot of the table, while Birmingham remain ninth with 12 points from 15 games to conclude the eventful midweek Women’s Super League action.
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