Brighton win 10-goal thriller as Arsenal take North London Derby

Bristol City and Brighton & Hove Albion played out a 10-goal thriller at Ashton Gate with the Seagulls triumphing 7-3 in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

Alessia Russo scored the winner as Arsenal got one over Tottenham Hotspur in the North London Derby.

The Gunners were made to work for their win while Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea enjoyed comfortable victories.

Meanwhile, Manchester United let a one-goal lead slip at West Ham United as Viviane Asseyi secured a valuable point for the Hammers.

Brighton win a goalfest in Bristol

Brighton & Hove Albion put pay to a Bristol City fightback with three late goals to triumph 7-3 in a thriller at Ashton Gate.

Elisabeth Terland and Pauline Bremer had given Brighton an early lead before Megan Connolly responded just after the break for the hosts.

A second for Terland restored the Seagulls’ two-goal cushion before Tatiana Pinto netted in the 64th minute to give Brighton what should have been a comfortable final period of the game.

Brooke Aspin and Amalie Thestrup had other ideas when they scored within three minutes of each other to draw the Robins back to one behind.

Both teams battled for the crucial next goal which finally came for Brighton in the form of Madison Haley in the 89th minute before a Vicky Losada penalty and a goal from Katie Robinson finally confirmed Brighton’s victory.

Arsenal claim narrow North London Derby win

Alessia Russo netted the winner for Arsenal as they beat local rivals Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at a sold-out Emirates Stadium.

The Gunners had been left frustrated in the first half as they struggled to break down Spurs, who were aiming for back-to-back victories against Arsenal for the first time in the BWSL.

Four minutes after the restart, the hosts went ahead as Beth Mead slid the ball to Russo who fired home to spark jubilant celebrations from another bumper crowd in North London.

Spurs came close to a leveller in injury time as Matilda Vinberg found Bethany England with a cross into the box but the Tottenham captain was not able to find goal as Arsenal held on for an important win.

Asseyi strikes late for the Hammers

Viviane Asseyi gifted West Ham United a crucial point with a late equaliser in their 1-1 draw with Manchester United.

Rachel Williams had given Marc Skinner’s side an early lead as the usual super sub was named in the starting XI and netted in just the fourth minute.

With little action to speak of, United looked to be seeing out the win but Asseyi gave the Hammers a lifeline in the 85th minute.

Emma Snerle played Asseyi in behind the United defence and the French international produced a smart finish to see the points shared.

Liverpool turn on charm to down Villa

Two goals from Emma Koivisto confirmed a comfortable 4-1 victory for Liverpool at Aston Villa.

Grace Fisk scored her first Liverpool goal to give the visitors the lead in the 19th minute before Sophie Roman Haug headed the Reds further in front.

Sarah Mayling coolly converted a penalty to get Villa into the game after Gemma Bonner had brought down Kirsty Hanson in the area.

Koivisto’s sharp finish gave Liverpool their third before the Finland international headed home a fourth after catching out Daphne van Domselaar in the Villa net.

City serve up perfect dozen

Manchester City secured their 12th victory in a row in all competitions with a 2-1 win over Everton on Saturday.

The hosts took an early lead at the Joie Stadium when Khadija Shaw fired home her 15th league goal of the season in the 15th minute.

Shaw benefitted from a sloppy backpass by the Toffees who were faced with an uphill battle going into the second half.

Lauren Hemp doubled City’s advantage with a fine solo effort, moving the ball to the edge of the box before sending a bobbling effort passed Courtney Brosnan.

Hanna Bennison responded four minutes later to give Everton hope but Gareth Taylor’s side saw out the game for all three points.

Macario’s first goal helps Chelsea to Foxes win

Cat Macario netted her first goal for Chelsea in a 4-0 victory over Leicester City to round out the weekend’s action.

Defender Nathalie Bjorn put Chelsea ahead in the 38th minute before a fine solo move from the halfway line to goal saw Mayra Ramirez continue her impressive start to life in the BWSL.

Johanna Rytting Kaneryd moved Emma Hayes’ side out of sight of Leicester before Macario’s inch-perfect effort saw her net on her long-awaited Chelsea debut.

The Blues’ four goals saw them move back above Manchester City on goal difference before a break in WSL action with the Adobe Women’s FA Cup taking centre stage next weekend.

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