Beth Mead netted two goals as Arsenal dominated with a 3-0 victory over a struggling West Ham at Meadow Park in the Women’s Super League.
In just a matter of minutes, Arsenal took the lead with Frida Maanum scoring in the first two minutes. In the 18th minute, Mead scored her first goal since coming back from injury. Shortly before halftime, she scored again from six yards out, increasing the lead to 3-0.
Jonas Eidevall’s team sit in second position and continue to pile pressure on the league leaders Chelsea, who stretched their winning run to six games in the league with a 5-2 win against Leicester.
In the late game on Sunday, Manchester City dominated Tottenham with a 7-0 victory. Khadija Shaw scored three goals in the first half, while Laura Coombs came off the bench to score two more in the final minutes. City had a strong start, with Shaw scoring a header in the 23rd minute. They continued to dominate with two more goals in quick succession, leaving Tottenham’s unbeaten streak of eight games in ruins.
The start of the second half put an end to any chances of a comeback as Lauren Hemp’s impressive curling shot secured the fourth goal. Jill Roord’s header and two late goals from Coombs sealed a convincing victory, solidifying City’s third place position before the international break.
After suffering a loss in the derby against Manchester City, Manchester United bounced back with a 2-0 victory over Bristol City thanks to goals from Hinata Miyazawa and Nikita Parris in the second half.
In the first half, United had multiple attempts at scoring but were stopped by City’s impressive goalkeeper, Olivia Clark. Parris, Leah Galton, and Millie Turner were all unable to get past her. However, five minutes into the second half, Marc Skinner’s team finally broke through with a goal from Japanese player Miyazawa. Parris later scored a second goal, securing an away victory for United.
Liverpool ended their three-match league losing streak with a dominant 4-0 victory over Brighton. Goals from Gemma Bonner and Shanice van de Sanden gave the Reds a comfortable 2-0 lead at halftime. Ceri Holland then headed in from a short distance in the second half, followed by Sophie Roman Haug scoring the final goal for a successful afternoon for the home team.
Van de Sanden, a player from the Netherlands, was unable to play in the Continental Cup loss to Manchester United earlier in the week due to the birth of her daughter on Tuesday. She marked her return to the field with her first goal of the season, and expressed her joy at becoming a mother. She stated, “It’s been an incredible experience, I am overjoyed.”
Everton moved ahead of Aston Villa in the standings thanks to Nathalie Björn’s successful penalty kick, securing a 2-1 victory at Villa Park. The Toffees took the lead with an own goal from Anna Patten, but were quickly equalized by Rachel Daly’s shot from nearby. The decisive goal for Everton came in the last 15 minutes, when Kirsty Hanson committed a foul on Heather Payne inside the penalty box. Björn confidently converted the penalty, earning Everton their first win in five games.