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WSL Matchday 6 Round-up: Dramatic Wins and Shock Comebacks

All twelve Women's Super League teams played their matchday six games on Sunday, with one game ending in a draw and the other five games seeing one side claiming all three points.


This week saw some dramatic scorelines. Arsenal came from two goals down to thrash Leicester, Brighton shocked title contenders Manchester City, Aston Villa gained their first points of the season, Liverpool and Spurs put on an entertaining show, Chelsea dominated against Everton and Manchester United triumphed over West Ham.



Manchester United 5 - 0 West Ham


Manchester United have started their 23/24 league campaign with a six game unbeaten streak. West Ham however have had a rougher start to the season, with four losses, a win and a draw.


Geyse opened the score-sheet for United in just the third minute of the game, with West Ham struggling to keep up with their opponent's momentum after Asseyi and Honoka went off with injuries.


The red devil's centre-back Turner added a second goal towards the end of the first-half, with Parris then extending their lead to three goals just before half-time.


West Ham came back fighting in the second-half, with Tysiak, Ueki and Harries all having shots saved by Earps. However, the Hammers' efforts were unsuccessful, with Earps keeping a clean-sheet.


Manchester United kept up their strong efforts, scoring twice more with Garcia and Malard towards the end of the game, thrashing West Ham 5-0.



Tottenham 1 - 1 Liverpool


A draw was the only fair result for this game, with both sides being extremely evenly matched. Spurs and Liverpool shared a similar amount of possession and each side had 15 shots, with 3 being on target.


Tottenham suffered two injury blows during their clash with Liverpool as Ahtinen was stretchered off the pitch and Buhler had to be subbed off. With Spurs having made an impressive start to the season, these injuries are going to bring concern to Vilahamn's side.


Spurs took an early lead, hoping to earn their fourth win in five league games. Bizet dribbled the ball from her own half, past The Red's defence and launched the ball to the back of the net, with Laws unable to make the save.


Liverpool found their equaliser in the second-half, with summer Norwegian signing Roman Haug scoring her first goal in red.


Tottenham now sit 4th in the league table, with Liverpool right behind in 5th, and both sides are on 11 points.



Manchester City 0 - 1 Brighton


Manchester City dropped to 5th in the WSL table after suffering an unexpected defeat to Brighton, with The Seagulls moving up to 8th. City's title hopes are suffering, having now dropped 8 points from their first 6 games.


Although City were the much more dominant side throughout the match, they failed to score from any of their 35 shots, hitting the woodwork twice. Brighton showed that dominance won't always win you the match, with them emerging victorious although only taking 6 shots.


Former Manchester City player Bremer set up the winning shot for Lee to score past Keating in the 81st minute.


This was the first time that Brighton had defeated Manchester City in the WSL.


Brighton's goalkeeper Baggaley put on an outstanding performance to keep a clean-sheet for her side, allowing them to take home the three points.



Everton 0 - 3 Chelsea


Chelsea now have a three-point lead at the top of the WSL table, ahead of Arsenal in 2nd and Manchester United in 3rd.


Fleming scored her first goal of the season to give Chelsea the lead in the 14th minute. Kerr and Cuthbert also both had strong chances before half-time, with The Blues going into the break 1-0 up after a strong performance.


Everton struggled with possession as Chelsea held control of the ball, but both sides had 5 shots on target, with Everton struggling to make use of their chances, failing to equalise.


Chelsea continued their show of dominance in the second-half, extending their lead as Kerr and Beever-Jones' shots sailed past Everton's Brosnan.


Everton have had a difficult start to the season, having now lost four of their first six games. sitting 10th in the WSL table.



Bristol City 0 - 2 Aston Villa


Two late goals at Ashton Gate gave Villa their first win of the season, after coming into the fixture sitting bottom of the table with no points.


Salmon's cross for Daly took a deflection off Bristol's captain Connolly in the 77th minute, landing in the goal, too far out of reach from Clark, giving Aston Villa the lead.


Salmon had been a strong influence towards the end of the game after coming on as a substitute. She doubled Villa's lead in the 86th minute, securing their first points of the season after suffering five defeats in the first five games.


Aston Villa now sit 11th in the league table, with Bristol City in the relegation zone in 12th place. Villa are only out of trouble on goal-difference, so securing points in the upcoming league fixtures will be crucial.



Leicester City 2 - 6 Arsenal


Arsenal moved up to second in the WSL table, three points off reigning WSL champions Chelsea, after thrashing Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.


Leicester City had high hopes at half-time as they were 2-0 up against one of the strongest teams in the league. However, this hope was short-lived as Arsenal provided an outstanding performance in the second-half, scoring six times.


Leicester City's first-half goals came just two minutes apart, with Tierney and Cayman scoring in the 36th and 38th minute. A moment of struggle for Arsenal's defence, causing them to go into the break two goals down.


An incredible comeback came in the last 45 minutes, with six different players reaching the back of the net for Arsenal. Lacasse opened up the score sheet and Russo levelled the game a mere three minutes later. Foord and Pelova scored within three minutes of each other, Blackstenius then proved her worth by adding to the goal tally, and Hurtig topped it off with a sixth goal in the 98th minute.



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