WSL1 – talking points from this week!

Womens Super League

Following on from the international break, here are some of the talking points from this week in the WSL1 where the teams have been in action!

It’s been a good weekend in the Women’s Super League 1 for Manchester City as they continue to break away in the table after defeating Sunderland 3-0 at the weekend. City are now sitting on twenty-one points as league leaders with Chelsea not too far behind after beating Everton 1-0.

Everton were unlucky not to gain a point from the game as striker Courtney Sweetman-Kirk missed a penalty in the first half, opening the game up for Chelsea to swoop in and make something of it. It was only in the 84th minute did Jonna Andersson find the back of the net to put the home team in front and lead them to victory.

Elsewhere in the league, Yeovil suffered their seventh consecutive defeat after Birmingham City beat them 3-0, which sees them still in 10th place having not added any points to the table this season, so it has been a very disappointing one for them so far.

It was a goalless match between Reading and Arsenal as both teams fought to try and find the back of the net, but with both goalkeepers on good form no chances were successful throughout the 90 minutes for either side.

The result means that Arsenal are now ten points behind league leaders Man City so they will be looking to get a few wins in their upcoming matches and climb further up the table.

With next week being the FA Women’s Cup, there will not be any league action taking place, but it is going to be a hectic day, and one hopefully filled with goals. Taking a brief look into some of the fixtures for next Sunday will see WSL1 leaders Manchester City take on WSL2 fourth place Brighton and Hove Albion which should be a good one to watch.

WSL2 leaders Doncaster Rovers Belles will take on eight place Tottenham, and bottom place Watford will face Liverpool who are currently residing in third place in the WSL1.

It is set to be a fantastic week in women’s football and all teams will be prepping to make their way into the next round of the Cup. Last year’s final saw Manchester City beat Birmingham 4-1, a victory which they have revelled in, and have since been doing exceedingly well.

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