Chelsea remain ahead of Arsenal in the Women’s Super League title race after coming from behind to beat Tottenham 3-1, despite Ann-Katrin Berger being sent off in the first half.
Tottenham 1-3 Chelsea
An own goal from Sophie Ingle (15) had given Spurs the lead at The Hive, but Guro Reiten equalized for the visitors 12 minutes later when her attempted cross looped around the corner.
With 33 minutes on the clock, however, Chelsea were down to just 10 players. Berger came on to charge her line after Rachel Williams was passed by Kyah Simon before the away goalkeeper then cleared the 34-year-old outside the box.
It could easily have been the turning point of the match, but Emma Hayes’ side rallied and had to thank Sam Kerr when his school boss found the net to put Chelsea ahead (71st) .
Jessie Fleming then sealed the points in stoppage time (90+5) when her thunderous effort flew into the net from 25 yards with virtually the last touch of the game.
Arsenal have the chance to close the gap to one point when they travel to face Everton later on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Football from 6:30 p.m.
Manchester City 4-0 Leicester
Manchester City look on track to finish third ahead of rivals Manchester United after a dominating 4-0 win over Leicester.
Caroline Weir, Lauren Hemp and Julie Blakstad scored before the break, and Alex Greenwood added a fourth from the penalty spot in the second half.
The result was City’s 10th straight win in all competitions.
Leicester are four points clear of Birmingham and have lost their last six games.
Aston Villa 0-0 Manchester United
Manchester United’s hopes of finishing third and securing a place in Europe next season have been dealt a blow after being held to a goalless draw at Aston Villa.
United got off to a flying start with returning Aston Villa goalkeeper Sian Rogers – making his first appearance in over 18 months – called into action on several occasions in the first quarter of an hour.
Leah Galton, Alessia Russo, Ella Toone and Martha Thomas all had chances but United were unable to penetrate a resolute Villa side, which grew in the competition as the game progressed.
Thomas had a golden chance early in the second half after Thorisdottir fired Galton down the left. Galton’s first cross was met by Thomas but she couldn’t connect cleanly, taking off her boot and moving out of the way.
Rogers again denied Toone late in the second half as United were forced to settle for a draw, taking them a point clear of City, having played an extra game.
United are also absent at Chelsea on the final day of the season, putting City in charge to finish third at the end of the campaign.
Reading 1-2 West Ham
West Ham earned a deserved 2-1 win over Reading to move past Brighton to sixth place.
After a scoreless first half, Emma Snerle and Yui Hasegawa put the Hammers on the path to victory, before Faye Bryson pulled one back for Reading in stoppage time.
The hosts are now eight WSL games without a win, nine in all competitions, with just two games remaining.
chelsea Face Tottenham again in their rearranged Women’s Super League game at Kingsmeadow on Thursday, live on sky sports (kick-off 7:45 p.m.).
Manchester City will host Brighton next Saturday (kick-off 11.30am), while Leicester welcome Reading the next day (kick-off 2 p.m.).
Also next Sunday, West Ham travel to Manchester United (kick-off 12 p.m.), AstonVilla make the trip to Arsenal (kick-off 2:15 p.m.) and Everton host Tottenham (kick-off 7:30 p.m.).
How to watch the WSL on Sky Sports
Sky Sports – All 35 matches will be available on Sky Sports’ flagship channels including Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky Sports Digital – Follow all the latest WSL news on SkySpots.com and the app, including exclusive features and interviews, plus dedicated live blog coverage and live game highlights on Sky Sports. You can watch match highlights from every WSL game this season for free on Sky Sports’ digital platforms and YouTube channel.
Sky Sports News – Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Barclays FA WSL fans can benefit from Sky Sports News (channel 409) for continuous editorial coverage of the league and its storylines throughout the season.
Inside the WSL – Hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jessica Creighton, Inside the WSL is a comprehensive round-up of all things Barclays FA Women’s Super League and women’s football. Airing weekly from Thursday 9 September on Sky Sports Premier League, the half-hour show will review and preview matches, include in-depth analysis and exclusive player interviews. Viewers can expect engrossing behind-the-scenes access as well as a recap of all the action on and off the pitch.
Sky Sports Social – As well as league coverage and visibility on all major Sky Sports social media channels, a new bespoke Twitter channel @SkySportsWSL will be the home of all Barclays FA WSL content on Sky Sports.
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