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Birmingham shock leaders Arsenal
The Barclays FA WSL returned to action after the holiday break on the weekend with three of the scheduled six matches being played, and saw arguably the biggest shock result since the league began back in 2011.
With Chelsea not having a game, Arsenal had the opportunity to open up a lead of seven points at the top when they travelled to Birmingham City, bottom of the table and without a league win so far this season. It was the Blues though who went ahead with three minutes on the clock, Lucy Quinn’s pass releasing Libby Smith who ran through on goal and slotted past Manuela Zinsberger for the opener. Arsenal were struggling to get going in the first half and things got even worse for them just before half time, Jamie Finn crossed to the near post and after Jennifer Beattie’s clearance was charged down, the ball broke for Veatriki Sarri to plant her shot into the top corner and double Birmingham’s lead.
The Gunners tried hard to fight back after the break with Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema having shots charged down, but Birmingham defended brilliantly during the second half and safely saw the game through for a stunning 2-
Manchester City are back in the top half of the table after a rampant second half display took them to a 6-
Reading FC Women are now the league’s form team, making it five wins in six matches as they defeated Leicester City 1-