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Manchester Utd came through another test as a late winner earned them a 2-1 success at Reading FC Women and extended their lead to three points at the top of the Barclays FA WSL.
Casey Stoney's side took the lead just after the half hour when Leah Galton scored after a driving run down the left but Reading were back on terms early in the second half, Mary Earps saving from Jessica Fishlock before the rebound back back into the net off Millie Turner. United were not to be denied though and with seven minutes remaining, Hayley Ladd headed in a corner from close range for the winning goal.
Chelsea now occupy second place following their 1-0 victory away to Brighton & Hove Albion. The Seagulls acquitted themselves well on the day but the decisive moment cane on 21 minutes, when Sam Kerr headed in the game's only goal from a Pernille Harder cross.
There was late drama at Manchester City where the home side scored a last gasp goal to beat Arsenal 2-1 and put a dent in the Gunners' title ambitions. Arsenal got off to a great start when Vivianne Miedema drilled home from the edge of the area after three minutes but on the half hour, City drew level as Sam Mewis headed in from a Chloe Kelly corner. The game remained in the balance until going into injury time, when Caroline Weir secured victory for City as she planted a left foot shot in the corner from just outside the box.
Tottenham Hotspur claimed a second successive victory under new manager Rehanne Skinner, beating Aston Villa 3-1. Alex Morgan gave them the lead from the penalty spot and after Nadine Hanssen had levelled the scores eleven minutes later, an own goal by Caroline Siems put Spurs back in front by half time. Rosella Ayane clinched the points for Tottenham with the third goal, just after the hour.
A bad few days for Bristol City ended with them losing 4-0 at home for the second game running, this time at the hands of West Ham Utd. An unfortunate own goal from Jemma Purfield put the Hammers ahead early on, before two goals in six second half minutes by Emily van Egmond and Rachel Daly put them in control. Martha Thomas rounded off a good day for the Hammers with the fourth, four minutes from time.
Photo - Martha Thomas scores West Ham Utd's fourth goal against Bristol City (Will Cheshire).
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