Chelsea grabbed a 3-0 win away to Everton that kept them top of the Women’s Super League table as Arsenal came from behind to hammer Leicester City and Manchester City slumped to a surprise defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.
Canada international Jessie Fleming made the most of a poor clearance to volley home Chelsea’s opener in the 14th minute, while Sam Kerr and substitute Agnes Beever-Jones added two more goals in the second half as the reigning champions coasted to a comfortable win on Merseyside.
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Title rivals Manchester City had a tougher time of it against Brighton, dominating possession but still ending up on the wrong end of a 1-0 scoreline as substitute Lee Geum-Min scored with one of only two efforts on target for the Seagulls.
That slip proved costly as Arsenal came blazing back from conceding two goals in a minute to hammer Leicester 6-2 at the King Power Stadium in Sunday’s late kickoff after a brilliant second-half display.
That result lifted the Gunners to second place in the table on 13 points, three behind Chelsea and one ahead of Manchester United, who thrashed hapless West Ham United 5-0, while Man City’s second loss of the season leaves them sixth on 10 points.
In London, Norway international Celin Bizet scored a brilliant solo goal to give Tottenham Hotspur the lead over Liverpool but her international team mate Sophie Roman Haug levelled in the 66th minute to grab a 1-1 draw for the visitors.
Aston Villa beat Bristol City 2-0 thanks to an own goal from Megan Connolly and a strike from substitute Ebony Salmon to climb above their hosts, who replace them at the bottom of the 12-team league on goal difference.