Crucial wins for Arsenal & Man City keep title hopes alive

Birmingham City Women v Arsenal - FA WSL

Katie McCabe 79th minute goal for Arsenal kept the gunners one-point clear of Manchester City at the top of the Women's Super League.

Arsenal are chasing their first league title in seven years, with this victory they have secured Champions League football for next season. The gunners had a better chance and thought they had netted earlier goal when City's Aoife Mannion cleared the ball off the line and against her own bar after Dominique Bloodworth tried to bundle in an opener.

Birmingham, currently fourth in the league table tried their hardest against the gunners but fell short in the end.

Meanwhile, Chelsea drew at home to West Ham in a tense London derby. The hosts opened up the scoring three minutes before half-time when Beth England headed in Erin Cuthbert's free-kick. But West Ham equalised with a header from ex-Blues defender Gilly Flaherty to save the day for West Ham.

Matt Beard's side rallied to avoid a second straight league loss. The draw for Chelsea confirmed that Emma Hayes' side will need to win this season's Champions League title if they are to qualify to play in Europe next season.


In other matches, Reading secured their first win in seven games against Bristol. Chaplen scored the game's only goal after the break, meeting a Molly Bartrip pass before firing home. The result moved the Royals to sixth in the WSL table and with four points ahead of Bristol City in the fifth position.

Yeovil Town Ladies Megan Alexander scored the game's only goal with a cross that deceived the goalkeeper to beat Everton. The dramatic win came just three days after it announced that Yeovil had been deducted points, with the Football Association saying the club had "lodged a notice of intention to appoint an administrator". Yeovil has won just once all season.

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