Nikita Parris makes history with brace against Reds
Man City ease to 3-0 win over Liverpool to keep up pressure on FA WSL table toppers Arsenal
The FA Women’s Super League go on hiatus this coming weekend as international football takes centre stage.
The wait will be all the more agonising given the raft of tantalising developments over the weekend, with unmissable plot lines up and down the country making for some thrilling encounters.
Parris secures a slice of FA WSL history
Nikita Parris is unlikely to forget her star turn in Manchester City’s 3-0 victory at Liverpool anytime soon.
The England forward scored twice in the second period to become the FA WSL’s all-time top-scorer at the age of just 24.
With 37 goals to her name, Parris has moved ahead of former Chelsea and Birmingham striker Eniola Aluko and also helped keep City on the coat tails of leaders Arsenal.
The Glovers’ wait is finally over
Victory in the FA WSL has been a long time coming for Yeovil Town – on Sunday, they tasted glory for the first time since 2016.
Hannah Short’s strike fired the Glovers to a 1-0 win over Everton, their first league triumph in 32 attempts.
Success also brought to an end a run of 41 successive matches without a win in all competitions, allowing Yeovil to move off the bottom of the table, leapfrogging the Toffees.
Gunners continue to fire on all cylinders
Arsenal remain the team to beat in the division, unbeaten and top of the tree.
England midfielder Jordan Nobbs scored a brace while Danielle van de Donk was also on target as the Gunners made it seven wins from seven with a 3-1 success over Birmingham City, Emma Follis on target for the Blues.
Joe Montemurro’s side are three points ahead of Manchester City with a game in hand while Birmingham are eight points behind in third.
Bachmann shines for Chelsea
Ramona Bachmann’s brace inspired defending champions Chelsea to back-to-back FA WSL wins for the first time this season.
The Blues defeated West Ham United 2-0 at Kingsmeadow, with Switzerland international Bachmann netting twice in the second period.
A fine end to the week for Chelsea, who also breezed into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Women’s Champions League last Wednesday.
Royals on the march
Fara Williams scored twice as Reading bested Bristol City 3-0 at Adams Park.
A third win of the season saw the Royals return to winning ways after their hard-fought draw with Manchester City last time out, Brooke Chaplen also getting herself on the scoresheet.
Reading are now sixth in the FA WSL table, level with Bristol City, and have a game in hand on Liverpool, who are just a point ahead.