Mackenzie Arnold saved a penalty as West Ham United won 2-1 over Emily Gielnik’s Aston Villa in the English Women’s Super League on Saturday.
Arnold dived to her right to push away Alisha Lehmann’s 73rd-minute penalty to preserve the Hammers’ 2-0 lead at the time.
The Matildas goalkeeper also made a good first-half save from a deflected free-kick as West Ham opened up a 2-0 lead early.
Arnold also made a sharp block to deny Kirsty Hanson, along with Anna Patten’s header in the second half.
Emily Gielnik wasn’t in the Villa matchday squad.
Elsewhere, Steph Catley stepped in admirably with a full shift at centre-back as Arsenal won 1-0 at Reading, while Caitlin Foord started and played 66 minutes on Sunday.
Sam Kerr was blunted in attack as Chelsea triumphed 3-1 at Everton, while Hayley Raso was a 73rd-minute substitute in Manchester City’s 4-0 victory over Leicester City with Mary Fowler an unused sub. Alanna Kennedy remains out injured.
Meanwhile in the French Feminine Division 1, goalkeeper Lydia Williams was absent from the Paris Saint-Germain squad which won 3-1 over Dijon.
Katrina Gorry maintained her good goal scoring with the opening strike in Vittsjo’s 3-1 victory at Brommapojkarna in the Swedish Damallsvenskan on Sunday.
Gorry, who started and played 74 minutes, opened the scoring in the fifth minute with a bullet free-kick into the top corner. Charlotte Grant put in a full shift while Clare Polkinghorne was absent.
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Emily van Egmond scored San Diego Wave’s opening goal as the progressed to the semi-finals of the USA’s NWSL playoffs with a 2-1 extra-time victory over Chicago Red Stars.
Van Egmond equalised for San Diego in the 67th minute with a close-range volley after Sofia Jacobsson’s run down the left, with Alex Morgan scoring a 110th-minute winner.
Chloe Logarzo was unused again despite returning for the Matildas as Kansas City Current stayed alive in the playoffs with a 2-1 extra-time win at Houston Dash.
sofia are you serious with that turn?!#MakeWaves
— San Diego Wave FC (@sandiegowavefc) October 17, 2022
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