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With Tottenham Hotspur not having a game, Manchester Utd replaced them at the top of the table with an 8-0 victory over Millwall Lionesses.
Lauren James opened the scoring on the quarter hour and United never looked back from that point, Mollie Green going on to hit a hat-trick with further goals coming from Alex Greenwood, Ella Toone, Katie Zelem and leading scorer Jess Sigsworth.
Charlton Athletic are back in third after winning their local derby 2-1 against Crystal Palace. Elizabeta Ejupi put the Addicks ahead with twelve minutes on the clock, with Jordan Butler equalising on the stroke of half time. The game looked to be heading towards a draw, until Charley Clifford scored the winning goal for Charlton five minutes into injury time, following a scramble.
The division's other unbeaten record, apart from leaders Manchester Utd, was brought to an end on Sunday as Durham Women were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City. Both Leicester goals came in the opening seventeen minutes, Nicole Nymoen volleying them in front and Serena Fletcher netting the second.
Sheffield Utd leapfrogged Lewes in the table after getting the better of them in a five-goal thriller. Izzy Ford marked her first start for the Blades by giving them a first half lead, with the Rookettes hitting back to level the scores before half time via a deflected cross from Vicky Carleton. United went back in front with a well taken effort from Sophie Barker, moments after Ellie Gilliatt had struck the post, but Lewes once again battled back and Rebecca Carter scored a second equaliser with fifteen minutes remaining. United were not to be denied on the day though and Sophie Jones scored with a looping headers from a Jade Pennock free kick to seal a third victory in four matches for her side.
One match was played on Saturday night, London Bees keeping up their improving form by winning 3-1 away to Aston Villa. The home side took the lead after just two minutes thanks to Jodie Hutton but the Bees grew stronger as the half wore on and Merrick Will equalised shortly before half time with a strike from 25 yards. Villa were close to going back in front after the break when Amy West hit the post and ten minutes later, the Bees went in front for the first time through a towering header from Rachel Unitt. Destiney Toussaint netted the third late on to round off a second win in a row.
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