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Alex Mott·26 November 2023

💥 FA WSL: City hit Spurs for seven; Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United win

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It’s another bumper Sunday in the FA Women’s Super League with all 12 teams playing today.

Here’s what happened.

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Shaw the star as City move into third with huge win

Scorers: Shaw 23′, 32′, 38′. Hemp 48′. Roord 53′. Coombs 59′, 90+6′

Manchester City followed up on last weekend’s derby victory with a stunning display and win against Tottenham.

The star of the show, and specifically the first half, was Bunny Shaw, who bagged a 15 minute hat-trick, which effectively ended the game as a contest.

Leila Ouahabi whipped in a brilliant cross which Shaw got a head on to give City the lead after 23 minutes. She followed that up with a second nine minutes later. Again it was a header, this time the cross coming from Jill Roord.

Shaw completed her hat-trick in the 38th minute but this one was all about her. Taking down Laia Aleixandri’s pass, she controlled the ball before smashing home.

After the break, it was much of the same as City ran riot. Lauren Hemp grabbed the fourth with a delightful curled finish into the top corner from Shaw’s deflected cut back.

The fifth came five minutes later, Roord getting in on the act with the easiest of finishes after Hemp dropped the ball to her right in front of goal.

Hemp got another assist, this time for substitute Laura Coombs, just before the hour. It was a brilliant first-time finish from the midfielder, and summed up just how excellent City had been.

Coombs got her second and City’s seventh late into added time, in what is a record WSL defeat for Spurs.

City are into third and six points off Chelsea, and look to be gearing up for a big title push.

Everton climb off the bottom with huge win at Villa

Scorers: Daly 55′;Patten (OG) 54′, Björn 74′

Everton climbed off the bottom of the WSL table with a huge victory at Aston Villa, which is just their second of the season to date.

In a first half that was largely dominated by defences, neither side found much joy but there is little doubt the Blues would have been the happier of the two sides heading in at the break.

After waiting 54 minutes for a goal, the game got two in the space of sixty seconds. Everton grabbed the first goal, Villa defender Anna Patten turning the ball into her own net after a Sara Holmgaard cross hit off her midriff.

The response was instant and it came from the most reliable source: Rachel Daly. The England striker was somehow left unmarked in the box and brilliantly slotted home after being played in by Kirsty Hanson.

It might have appeared from here that Villa would kick on but it was Everton who grabbed the crucial third goal, from the penalty spot.

After providing an assist for Daly, Hanson would give away the spot kick, which was dispatched with ease by Nathalie Björn.

Everton move into 10th place, just two places and one point below Villa.

James and Kerr on song

Scorers: James 2′ 58′, Nevin (OG) 5′ Kerr 40′, Beever-Jones 88′; Rantala 26′, Tierney 44′

Chelsea kept up their lead at the top of the Women’s Super League with a 5-2 win over Leicester at Kingsmeadow.

The Blues got off to the perfect start as Lauren James showed her brilliance once again with a superb finish inside two minutes.

The capital club then doubled their lead just a few minutes later as Courtney Nevin put the ball into the back of her own net.

The Foxes didn’t capitulate though as they pulled a goal back near the half hour mark through Jutta Rantala.

Sam Kerr wasn’t one to miss out on some action in front of goal and she netted just five minutes before the break with a calm finish.

This topsy-turvy first half took another turn just before the end of the half as Sam Tierney fired in to pull another goal back for Leicester.

After the break Chelsea got themselves two goals ahead again as Lauren James netted her second of the afternoon.

And the win was complete with a few minutes to go as Aggie Beever-Jones scored in successive games.

Gun over Hammer

Scorers: Maanum 2′, Mead 18′ 41′

Beth Mead was at her devastating best on Sunday as she netted twice in Arsenal’s 3-0 win over West Ham.

The Gunners flew out of the blocks here as Frida Maanum’s cross-shot lobbed Megan Walsh in the Hammers goal and went into the far corner.

Beth Mead then grabbed a second soon after as she cut inside on her left foot and fired an effort past Walsh.

And the Lioness got her second of the afternoon just before the break with another great finish.

After the break Arsenal took their foot off the gas and eased to the three points.

Liverpool find their shooting boots

Scorers: Bonner 27′, Van den Sanden 45′, Holland 63′, Roman Haug 89′

Liverpool scored four goals for the first time this season as they beat Brighton with plenty to spare.

Goals have bee hard to come by for the Merseyside outfit this season but the Reds broke the deadlock on 27 minutes as Gemma Bonner flicked in from a corner.

And just before the break the hosts doubled their advantage thanks to Shanice van den Sanden’s smart strike on the break.

Liverpool were firing on all cylinders and got their third in the second half as Ceri Holland tapped in.

A fourth came in added time as Sophie Roman Haug rolled the ball in to round off a brilliant afternoon.

United put on a second half show

Scorers: Miyazawa 50′, Parris 55′

Manchester United showed their class in the second half as they beat Bristol City 2-0 on Sunday in front of a record crowd at Ashton Gate.

United travelled to the west country to take on the basement club, looking for three points that would take them to within touching distance of second place Arsenal.

The Red Devils were enjoying complete dominance in the opening half an hour with Ella Toone and Nikita Parris going close to breaking the deadlock.

But Bristol City held on and almost scored themselves before the break as Amy Rodgers header was saved by Mary Earps.

After the break United were once again monopolising the ball but struggled to get between the lines and break down the Robins defence.

But Japan international Hinata Miyazawa showed her class just after the break as her deflected effort nestled into the back of the net.

The floodgates opened soon after as Nikita Parris rose highest in the area and headed home for United’s second.

The visitors had two goals disallowed as Toone and Parris were both adjudged to be offside before Melvine Mallard’s header hit the crossbar.

After the international break, a huge clash between Chelsea and Arsenal at the Emirates awaits.