🎥 WSL Breakdown: City and Arsenal win; Jill Scott saves Everton

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Emily Wilson

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Another Sunday, another day of Women’s Super League action.

After the international break, it’s back to league football with three matches on 28 February.

Here is how everything unfolded.


Aston Villa 0-4 Arsenal

Scorers: Miedema 58′, Nobbs 67′, McCabe 73′, Evans 88′

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In one of the matches of the day, Aston Villa hosted Arsenal at Bescot Stadium.

The visitors were on the attacking front with 30 shots compared to Villa’s five and dominated in terms of possession holding 78 per cent.

Still, the first-half remained goalless. One chance from Noelle Maritz forced Lisa Weiss to make a great save to keep the visitors from scoring.

The breakthrough for the Gunners eventually came through none other than Vivianne Miedema after 58 minutes and the flood gates were officially opened.

Jordan Nobbs went on to double the lead nine minutes later with Katie McCabe and Lisa Evans also joining in on the action.

With the result, Aston Villa stays tenth whereas Arsenal gets back to winning ways and move closer towards third place.

Aston Villa Women 0
Arsenal Women 4
Full time

Birmingham City 0-4 Manchester City

Scorers: Mewis 40′, 52′, Hemp 53′, Weir 66′

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Title chasers Manchester City took a trip to St. George’s Park to face off against Birmingham City.

The visitors held 83 per cent possession and had 22 shots but the hosts were able to frustrate them for most of the first-half.

Hannah Hampton saved an attempt from Ellen White but a trademark header from Sam Mewis gave City the lead after 40 minutes.

Coming into the second, Mewis doubled the lead then Lauren Hemp added a third just one minute later.

Caroline Weir eventually hit the fourth in the 66th minute to cap off a successful performance for the visitors.

Birmingham City stays in ninth place whereas Manchester City closes the gap at the top to just two points.

Birmingham City Women 0
Manchester City Women 4
Full time

Tottenham 2-3 Everton

Scorers: Addison 35′, Davison 57′; Gauvin 8′, 18′, Scott 61′

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The third match of the day saw Tottenham host a thrilling clash against Everton at The Hive Stadium.

It was an action-packed match right from the start as Evertook took the lead just seven minutes in.

A handball in the box allowed Valérie Gauvin to step up to the penalty spot and she made no mistake.

Just 10 minutes later, is was Déjà Vu for Everton as they were awarded yet another penalty with Gauvin grabbing an early brace.

Down by two after just 20 minutes, Tottenham continued to press and it paid off.

Alanna Kennedy saw an attempt hit off the woodwork but then Angela Addison was eventually able to cut the deficit in half after 35 minutes with a lovely chip.

Coming into the second-half, Gemma Davison levelled it for Spurs after 57 minutes but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough for the hosts.

Just four minutes later, Jill Scott’s first goal for Everton since rejoining in January earned them all three points.

With the result, Tottenham stay eighth and Everton stay fifth but the Toffees earn three crucial points as they push closer towards the top of the table.

Tottenham Women 2
Everton Women 3
Full time

The next round of Women’s Super League action is set for 7 March.