Both Everton and Arsenal continued their 100% start to the 2020/21 Women’s Super League with their respective victories over the weekend.
Elsewhere, there was a big win for Chelsea and Birmingham City earned their first points of the campaign.
Here’s how the action played out…
Tottenham 0-1 Manchester United
The match that kicked off the weekend saw a second half Millie Turner strike separate the two teams as the away side ran out deserved victors.
Casey Stoney’s side dominated much of the match and were deserved winners when eventually one of their 18 efforts on goal managed to break the deadlock.
United moved up to fourth, whilst Spurs slipped to ninth with just one point from their opening four matches.
Brighton & Hove Albion 0-5 Arsenal
The early Sunday kick off saw anther away win as Joe Montemurro’s side continued their perfect start to the season with an emphatic result and performance to boot.
Goals from Danielle van de Donk, Jennifer Beattie, Charlotte Wubben-Moy and a brace from Vivianne Miedema helped the North Londoner’s to their comfortable win.
The Gunners look early favourites to challenge for this years title whilst Brighton looked somewhat out classed after a positive start to the season.
Everton 3-1 West Ham United
After taking an early lead through a Nicoline Sorenson finish at the back post, the female Toffees were pegged back quickly by the Hammers as Kenza Dali found the bottom corner against the run of play.
The home side, however, created numerous chances and eventually retook the lead when Lucy Graham scored from long range. The Scottish midfielder put the gloss on the day late on when she made it 3-1 in injury time.
The win maintained Everton’s 100% start to the WSL. West Ham, meanwhile, lost their third game in their opening four.
Reading 0-1 Birmingham
Two teams who had both got off to decent starts battled it out at the Madjeski Stadium in a battle to move up the table.
Despite dominating much of the match and the statistics, Reading couldn’t break the deadlock and were punished shortly after 70 minutes when Claudia Walker netted the only goal of the game to shock their hosts.
Chelsea 3-1 Manchester City
In a battle of the big guns and many peoples split favourites for title glory it was Chelsea who came out on top of a high quality encounter at Kingsmeadow.
Maren Mjelde opened the scoring from the penalty spot after half an hour before Samantha Kerr doubled the lead after half time with a near post finish following impressive build up play.
City were gifted a way back into the contest with a penalty of their own, duly converted by Chloe Kelly. Fran Kirby, however, restored the two goal advantage just minutes later and secured all three points for the hosts.
WSL Fixtures Sunday 18/10
West Ham v Manchester United, Everton v Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City v Birmingham, Reading v Manchester City, Arsenal v Tottenham.