Spurs keep top three place
Three of the scheduled six Barclays FA WSL matches were postponed on the weekend, including those involving title challengers Arsenal and Chelsea, but the remaining games were hugely important ones for teams chasing after a Champions League place and battling for survival.
Tottenham Hotspur will go into the holidays in a Champions League position after they won 1-0 against Everton at the The Hive. Jessica Naz scored the only goal of the game for Rehanne Skinner's side, six minutes into the second half, to move Spurs to within a single point of second placed Chelsea.
Two points further adrift are Manchester Utd, who climbed above Brighton & Hove Albion into fourth with a 5-0 victory over Aston Villa. United got off to a fast start with Ella Toone and a Katie Zelem penalty putting them two ahead inside the opening thirteen minutes and Lucy Staniforth added a third, early in the second half. Martha Thomas further increased United's lead and Toone rounded off a great day for her side when she scored her second goal late on.
The two teams at the foot of the table met each other at the King Power Stadium and it was Leicester City who completed a clean sweep of wins for home teams, beating Birmingham City 2-0 to move off the bottom at their opponents' expense. Sophie Howard opened the scoring in the first half and Sam Tierney secured a first win for the new management team of Lydia Bedford and Brent Hills with the second goal.