Good day for WSL top four
The top four in the Barclays FA WSL all recorded victories on Sunday to keep things as they were in the race for the title and Champions League places.
Chelsea ended the weekend on top of the table after beating Reading FC Women 5-0 on Sunday evening. Jessie Fleming gave them the lead just before half time and after Beth England made it two early in the second half, Sam Kerr netted a brace and England completed the scoring from the penalty spot.
Arsenal had momentarily taken the leadership by also winning 5-0 away to Leicester City. Beth Mead gave them a flying start with two minutes on the clock but it was in the final quarter of the game that they secured the points, Vivianne Miedema netting a quickfire double and after an own goal from Ashleigh Plumptre made it four, Tobin Heath scored the final goal with seven minutes remaining.
Manchester Utd held on to third place, thanks to a 1-0 victory against Brighton & Hove Albion. Leah Galton has been in great form for United in recent weeks and she settled matters with her seventh goal of the season, midway through the second half, to give her team a valuable victory.
Manchester City returned to action with a 2-0 win away to West Ham Utd, which keeps them three points behind Manchester Utd and with a game in hand. Georgia Stanway gave City an eighth minute lead and Khadija Shaw wrapped up the win with the second goal just after the hour mark.
Tottenham Hotspur saw their remaining hopes of a Champions League place almost certainly come to an end as they were beaten 1-0 by Aston Villa. For the second week running, Ramona Petzelberger scored for Villa and this time, her goal with three minutes remaining was enough to give Villa a win which moves them out of the bottom three.
Birmingham City and Everton battled out a goalless draw in the other game. Neither team could make a breakthrough in the ninety minutes and although the point was a welcome one for Birmingham, they are still seven points adrift of Leicester City and have four matches left to play.