Man City survive major scare; Press bags for Man Utd; Arsenal thump Spurs (video)
The Women’s Super League (WSL) title race looks set to last till the last day of the 2020-21 season after the significant outcomes which unfolded on Saturday, with Manchester City directly preventing a debilitating draw with a late winner to exceed protecting champs Chelsea…
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Manchester City 1-0 Checking out
For 86 minutes, 7th-place Reading appeared like ending Manchester City’s title dreams in a painfully unceremonious style, as the 2 sides barreled towards a 0-0 draw. Regardless of the distinction in shots (20-3), shots on target (9-2) and ownership (69-31), Manchester City couldn’t discover a method past the goalkeeping heroics of Grace Moloney.
The last 5 minutes showed the distinction, however, simply as Lauren Hemp went on a fantastic, weaving gone through Reading’s charge location. Hemp made her method to the end line and crossed into the six-yard box where Chloe Kelly completely timed her arrival to reroute the ball past Moloney for the video game’s only objective.
Saturday’s outcomes press Manchester City into top place, a point ahead of Chelsea, in the WSL table ahead of the Blues’ matchweek 18 component on Sunday (Watch live, 9:30 am ET on NBCSN and online by means of NBCSports.com). The de facto title decider in between Manchester City and Chelsea is now simply 2 matchweeks (and less than a month) away, set for April 25.
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Manchester United 2-0 West Ham United
USWNT star Christen Press scored what can just be referred to as a book center forward’s objective to seal Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over West Ham in a video game dipped into Old Trafford.
Lauren James had actually only simply headed house the opener for the Red Devils 6 minutes previously, prior to Press made a darting run through midfield and burst through the West Ham backline at simply the ideal minute to get on completion of Jackie Groenen’s through ball while likewise staying onside. The newbie surface from Press was, in a word, unstoppable.
Manchester United stay 3rd in the WSL table with little to no hope of capturing the top-two, as they’re 6 points behind Chelsea heading into Sunday. By the end of Sunday, Manchester United will likely be 7 explain of second location when the Blues go leading once again.
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Tottenham 0-3 Toolbox
To call Saturday’s north London derby “one-way traffic” would possibly be severe on Toolbox, who merely managed and controlled Tottenham from the opening whistle.
Caitlin Foord opened the scoring after 26 minutes and Vivianne Miedema fired her league-leading 15th objective of the season — an astonishing waist-high volley from a corner kick — house in the 35th. The video game was well and genuinely over by that point, however Katie McCabe contributed to the Tottenham anguish with a 3rd in the 61st.
Unlike Manchester United, there is space for upward motion in Toolbox’s case. Regardless of sitting fourth, 6 points off the Red Devils, the Gunners have a set of video games in hand (6 still to play in overall) throughout which time they might effectively rise into the top-three as they ride the wave of kind and objectives galore that they’ve enjoyed in current weeks.
Sunday’s WSL schedule & outcomes
Brighton & Hove Albion v Everton — 7:30 am ET
Chelsea v Aston Rental property — 9:30 am ET (NBCSN and NBCSports.com)
Birmingham City v Bristol City — 11 am ET
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WSL: Male City endure significant scare; Press bags for Male Utd; Toolbox thump Spurs (video) initially appeared on NBCSports.com
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