Arsenal claim top three as Le Tissier salvages United draw

Maya Le Tissier netted in injury-time to see Manchester United draw 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Manchester City opened up a gap at the top of the table as they defeated West Ham United, while Arsenal guaranteed a top-three finish with a win over Leicester City.

United did just enough to move back above Liverpool to fourth on goal difference as the Reds beat Bristol City on Saturday. At the same time, Everton spoiled Brighton & Hove Albion’s main stadium party with a 2-1 win at the Amex.

Le Tiss leaves it late

Centre-back Maya Le Tissier scrambled home a 92nd-minute equaliser to earn Manchester United a point against Tottenham.

In a practice run for next month’s Adobe Women’s FA Cup final, United took the lead in just the 13th minute with a fine header from a Gemma Evans free-kick.

Spurs then turned the clash on its head with two goals in three minutes as captain Bethany England tapped home a shot that was going in from Drew Spence.

Jess Naz then moved the visitors ahead with a sublime effort into the top corner after quick feet had opened up space in the United defence.

Robert Vilahamn’s side were on course for a first-ever win over Manchester United but had to settle for a point when Le Tissier headed home the equaliser.

Quick goals sink Hammers

Manchester City opened up a three-point gap at the top of the BWSL table with a 5-0 win over West Ham United.

With holders Chelsea in Champions League action, City capitalised with a comfortable win over the Hammers.

Leila Ouahabi pinged the ball into the back of the net after great build-up play form Jess Park to give the hosts the lead and score her first City goal after just 24 seconds.

Bunny Shaw netted her 20th goal of the season two minutes later, with her 21st coming on 24 minutes.

The second half was more sedate before Laura Blinkilde-Brown also got her first goal for the club in the 81st minute and Park added a fifth with four minutes to go.

Arsenal put on a show at the Emirates

Goals from England team-mates Beth Mead and Alessia Russo saw Arsenal defeat Leicester City 3-0 at the Emirates, meaning they are guaranteed a top-three finish and at least a place in UEFA Women’s Champions League Round 1 stage of qualifying.

Mead scored the opener on 28 minutes as she netted from a narrow angle to give the Gunners the lead at the break.

Russo then struck sweetly in the 75th minute to extend Arsenal’s advantage before she and Mead combined for the hosts’ third.

After Russo’s header was saved by Lize Kop, Mead was quickest to react to slot home and secure her brace.

Hobinger helps Liverpool to win

Marie Hobinger fired Liverpool to an important 1-0 win over bottom side Bristol City.

The Austrian international sent a strike into the top corner in the 13th minute to put Matt Beard’s side ahead.

Liverpool had the ball in the back of the net shortly after as Sophie Roman Haug pounced on a dropped ball from Shae Yanez but Haug was penalised for fouling the goalkeeper to see the effort chalked off.

Former Liverpool striker Amalie Thestrup forced Teagan Micah to parry away an effort but never really troubled the visitors’ defence, who held on to claim all three points.

Toffees take the spoils

Under the Friday night lights at the Amex, Everton came away with a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

There was nothing to separate the sides in the first half until twin telepathy came into play as Sara Holmgaard found sister Karen, who headed in the opener on the hour-mark.

The Seagulls were straight back into the game as Everton failed to clear the rebound from a Courtney Brosnan free-kick and Tatiana Pinto rifled home.

Brighton were then undone by an own-goal from Guro Bergsvand, who took the ball into her own net to see Everton join the home side on 18 points.

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