💥 WSL: Arsenal, Man Utd survive; City win eclipsed by Kelly injury

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Emily Wilson

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Another Sunday, another round of Women’s Super League action!

Five matches took place on 2 May as the season winds down but there’s still room for changes in the table.

Here is how everything went down.


Manchester City 4-0 Birmingham City

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Scorers: Kelly 10′, 23′, Morgan 85′, Mewis 90+4′

In the fight for the WSL title, Manchester City hosted Birmingham City and put on a dominant display to win 4-0.

A brace from Chloe Kelly had the hosts up 2-0 within 23 minutes before Esme Morgan and Sam Mewis scored one each in the second half.

The celebrations were cut short for City, however, as Kelly was stretchered off the pitch with an apparent knee injury.

After the performance, City go to the top of the WSL before Chelsea play on Wednesday and Birmingham City stay tenth.

Manchester City Women 4
Birmingham City Women 0
Full time

Bristol City 0-1 Manchester United

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Scorers: Daniëls (OG) 79′

Fighting for a place in the Champions League next season, Manchester United went to Twerton Park hoping to claim all three points.

However, relegation sitting Bristol City put up more of a fight than expected and the match was deadlocked until late in the second half.

Despite 18 shots from the visitors, an own-goal from Yana Daniëls handed United a 1-0 victory and crushed Bristol City hearts for what would have been a crucial point.

With the result, Bristol City stay last in the table and United sit fourth.

Bristol City Women 0
Manchester United Women 1
Full time

Reading 3-2 Brighton & Hove Albion

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Scorers: Williams (P) 36′, Carter 43′, Harding 55′; Geum-min 44′,45′

In a mid-table clash, Reading hosted Brighton and Hove Albion at Madejski Stadium and held on to all three points.

The hosts got off to a strong start after Fara Williams scored from the spot and Danielle Carter double the lead seven minutes later.

But Brighton were not going to give up that easily and two goals in one minute from Lee Geum-min made it 2-2 at halftime.

In the end, captain Natasha Harding scored the winner for the hosts as they sought victory.

With the result, Reading move to sixth while Brighton sit seventh.

Reading Women 3
Brighton & Hove Albion Women 2
Full time

Everton 1-2 Arsenal

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Scorers: Finnigan 74′; McCabe 22′, Little (P) 90+4′

It was fifth against third at Walton Hall Park as Everton hosted Arsenal in a big name match up.

In the fight to maintain their Champions League position, the visitors wanted to walk away with a win and found the net first through Katie McCabe.

Later on, though, Megan Finnigan equalised in the 74th minute for Everton as they were on the way to sharing the points.

Yet in the dying moments of the match, Arsenal were handed a penalty which Kim Little cooly converted to take home all three points.

With the result, Everton stay fifth and Arsenal stay third.

Everton Women 1
Arsenal Women 2
Full time

Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham

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Scorers: N/A

In the relegation battle, West Ham travelled to Villa Park to face Aston Villa with both sides fighting for all three points.

The visitors were the aggressors holding 61 per cent possession and registering 28 shots throughout the match compared to 10 from the hosts.

However, after 90 minutes neither side could find a way to break the deadlock and the points are shared.

With the draw, Aston Villa sit eleventh and West Ham sit tenth.

Aston Villa Women 0
West Ham Women 0
Full time

With just one more matchday left, where will everyone finish in the table?

See you next week.