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Joel Sanderson-Murray·25 September 2022

WSL: Everton win at Anfield; Chelsea beat Man City 🎥

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There were five pulsating fixtures from the Women’s Super League on Sunday.

Here’s what went down.

Everton blow Liverpool away at Anfield

Scorers: Finnigan 9′, Park 34′, Bennison 87′.

A storming first-half from Everton blew Liverpool away in the first WSL Merseyside derby since 2019.

The visitors took a deserved lead inside the opening ten minutes with Meg Finnigan taking advantage of some sloppy defending from a corner to head past Rachael Laws.

Jessica Park doubled that advantage by displaying fine composure to round Laws before slotting home after racing on to a through ball.

Hanna Bennison rounded off the perfect night for the visitors in the dying minutes, sliding home after being released on the counter attack.

A drop back down to earth for Matt Beard’s side who began their campaign with a win over Chelsea last weekend, while the Toffees pick up their first win of the season.

Champions Chelsea earn first win

Scorers: Kirby 42′, Mjelde (PEN) 77′.

Chelsea overcame a strong first-half performance from Manchester City to pick up their first win of the campaign.

Fran Kirby broke the deadlock for the hosts just before half-time with the goal coming somewhat against the run of the play.

A slick counter-attack led to Guro Reiten striding into the box and laying the ball on a plate for Kirby to tap home.

Gareth Taylor’s side failed to get back into the game in the second half and remain pointless after two games with Maren Mjelde rounding off the victory from the penalty spot 13 minutes from time.

Two out of two for United

Scorers: Garcia 50′, Blundell 55′.

Manchester United kept up their perfect start to the season with a surge at the start of the second half to blow West Ham away.

Lucia Garcia gave the visitors the lead with her first goal since her summer move from Athletic Club, racing on to a punt up-field before rounding Mackenzie Arnold and slotting into the empty net.

Hannah Blundell then slotted home from the edge of the box after some smart work down United’s right-hand side to extend her side’s advantage.

Daly nets again as Villa remain perfect

Scorers: Daly (PEN) 3′, Gielnik 89′.

Aston Villa also join Man United and league leaders Arsenal in maintaining their 100% start to the Super League campaign.

It took just three minutes for the Villains to strike move ahead which came from the penalty spot after Erin Simon had brought down Kirsty Hanson.

Rachel Daly stepped up to dispatch from the spot to make it three goals in her first two games for the club.

Emily Gielnik wrapped up the win with a clinical finish into the bottom corner from just inside the area in the dying minutes.

Reading’s horror run continues

Scorers: Geum-Min 39′, Robinson 80′; Wellings 90+4′.

Brighton picked up their first win of the season while extending Reading’s seven-month run without a victory.

The Seagulls took the lead just before half-time with Reading goalkeeper Grace Moloney lending a huge helping hand in providing the goal.

Jorja Fox’s cross looked set to be caught by Moloney but she failed to collect the ball cleanly allowing Lee Geum-Min to scoop the ball over the line.

Reading improved after the break but their sordid run continued when Katie Robinson sealed the win 10 minutes from time, stroking the ball into the bottom corner after being set up by Geum-Min.

Charlie Wellings grabbed a consolation in stoppage time but the defeat means  The Royals haven’t picked up three points in the league since February.

Saturday’s result