Chelsea lead the overall standings with 26 points from 10 games ahead of Manchester United, who played one more game and made use of goal difference. – Getty Images
Chelsea’s Fran Kirby secured a 2-1 win over Manchester United as he ousted his opponent at the top of the FA Women’s Super League and Manchester City with a 7-0 strike at Aston Villa on Sunday brought his title challenge back on track.
United came into the game as a surprising league leader, but lagged as Chelsea player Pernille Harder reacted the fastest to a close-range goal in the half hour.
United equaled off in the 61st minute when Lauren James overtook three defenders before shooting home, but Master Chelsea was undeterred and Kirby picked up the winner four minutes later after grabbing a long ball from goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger had bracketed.
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Manchester City scored six goals in the first half en route to Villa and hosts Everton beating Bristol City 4-0, while Arsenal lost ground in the title race in a 1-1 draw at Reading.
“We were below average the whole game today. We just couldn’t get into our rhythm and we weren’t positioned well enough for the overtaking opportunities and we need to fix that.” @ MontemurroJoe pic.twitter.com/e8fQksWad7
Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion shared the booty in a 0-0 draw, while Tottenham Hotspur won their first away win of the season with a 1-0 win at West Ham United .
Chelsea lead the overall standings with 26 points from 10 games ahead of Manchester United, who played one more game and made use of goal difference. Arsenal are third with 23 points from 11 games, Manchester City two points further in fourth place after 10.