FA WSL (7th day): Reading brakes Manchester City, the new ride of the Gunners
Published on October 31, 2018 at 12:15 PM
In the advanced match, Reading held Manchester City in check, losing ground to Arsenal's winning Sunday in Bristol. Brighton won their first win of the season, while Magdalena Eriksson delivered the Blues against Liverpool.
Loudly beaten on the Arsenal lawn, Reading was keen to make a solid match against the Cityzens. A new trip for the teammates of Fara Williams, who managed this week to hang the Mancunian team.
Reading holds City in respect
A 1-1 draw between the two teams with an opening score signed by Georgia Stanway. Regularly at the party in recent weeks, the young international English scored his seventh goal of the season in FA WSL with a shot to 30 meters that leaves no chance to Grace Moloney (33).
A cannon shot has become one of Stanway's specialties that has now used English women's football fans to its spectacular goals. Leading the break, Manchester City suffered the return of the locker room, with Fara Williams close to the equalizer from the restart (46th). Moments later it's Jade Moore that allows Reading to come back up.
The Royals midfielder made his comeback, and hits in his first minutes of the season. Entering the break, she scores with a header from Fara Williams (50 '). Manchester City will then have new opportunities to take the lead by Nikita Parris (70) and Tessa Wullaert who hits the bar in stoppage time.
A draw that rewards the reaction of pride of the players of Reading after the sinking against the Gunners (6-0). A revival that Manchester City has paid the price, since the players of Nick Cushing give ground again on Arsenal.
Arsenal keeps pace
Indeed, the London players have won another victory on Sunday and consolidate their first place. If the gaps remain limited for the moment, Arsenal reveals each week intractable, with this crazy statistics, the Gunners scored a minimum of 4 goals in their first 6 league games.
This is also the treatment suffered by Bristol City, beaten 4-0 on his lawn by the teammates of Danielle van De Donk at the end of this 7th day. In the goals of Arsenal, Sari van Veenendaal was back in place of Pauline Peyraud-Magnin, with a rather quiet match for the Dutch goalkeeper.
Conversely, Sophie Baggaley was particularly sought after, deviating a corner kick from Viviane Miedema in the 5th minute. The first fifteen minutes ended with the opener of Jordan Nobbs, who better attacked his ball on the center of Leah Williamson and can then conclude from the left in the area (13th, 0-1).
Before the break, Vivianne Miedema passes the 10 goals this season in the league, served at the entrance of the area by the leading scorer of the day, Jordan Nobbs (41st, 0-2). In the second half, Baggaley increased the decisive stops, in situations that sometimes seemed desperate against the attackers of Arsenal.
The goalkeeper from Bristol must however bow twice at the end of the game with first Miedema double that marks the lead (88th, 0-3) on the center of Lia Wälti. Danielle van de Donk then added the fourth goal, on the lookout after a strike by Lisa Evans repulsed by Sophie Baggaley (90th, 0-4).
Chelsea on an inspiration from Magdalena Eriksson
In the standings, Arsenal have (only) three points ahead of Manchester City but with one more game to play. The leaders will notably play a shock next weekend against Birmingham City, third and free for the seventh day.
For his part, Chelsea took the points before moving to Italy for his 1 / 8th final return of the Champions League. A minimal victory (1-0) against Liverpool despite multiple opportunities on the side of the Blues. Best scorer of Liverpool last season, Beth England had several opportunities to score for Chelsea in the second half, but failed to hang the frame.
For the first of Vicky Jepson as coach of the Reds, Liverpool resisted but had to yield on a stroke of genius Magdalena Eriksson. An action from a corner Erin Cuthbert left side, and the ball is then handed by Drew Spence to his Swedish teammate. Eriksson controls the chest and then shakes a shot that ends in the nets of Fran Kitching (25th).
First win for Brighton
In the bottom of the table, Brighton scored their first victory this season against Yeovil Town (2-1). In the first period, Jodie Brett (13th) and Victoria Williams (33rd) allowed Brighton to come off, Yeovil closing the gap after the break through Ellie Mason (69th). Victory on the same score for West Ham who wins on the grass of Everton (1-2).
The Toffees had opened the scoring through Claudia Walker (5th), but West Ham then managed to equalize by Jane Ross (27th). The Scottish striker is also behind the Hammers' second goal scored before the break by her Swiss teammate Alisha Lehmann (45). In the second half, Jane Ross will have the opportunity to score a new goal on penalty, but this time Kristie Levell will manage to intervene.
Photo: Manchester City
FA WSL (7th day)
Manchester City - Reading: 1-1
Chelsea FC - Liverpool FC: 1-0
Everton - West Ham United: 1-2
Brighton & Hove Albion - Yeovil Town: 2-1
Bristol City - Arsenal: 4-0
free: Birmingham City