Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley were on the winning side in front of a record crowd of almost 60,000 as Arsenal beat Sam Kerr’s Chelsea 4-1 to draw level at the top in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.
Catley provided an assist as the Gunners triumphed impressively, in a game where Kerr was kept mostly quiet with a tame 97th minute header her only sight on goal.
Foord, who played a full game, almost had a 19th minute tap-in but was denied by Eve Perisset on the last line.
Catley, who started and played 75 minutes, whipped in a trademark corner for Alessia Russo to nod home, beating the Chelsea keeper to the inviting ball.
Catley also made a crucial tackle in the 62nd minute to deny a golden chance for Johanna Rytting Kaneryd.
Foord could’ve got her name on the scoresheet, receiving the ball in space in a 3-on-2 situation but took too much time and had her effort blocked by Kadiesha Buchanan.
Kyra Cooney-Cross made a late cameo as a 93rd minute sub. The official crowd was 59,042 – a new WSL record.
Teagan Micah made an excellent late reaction save from Abi Harrison’s effort to preserve a draw for Liverpool as they were held 1-1 by Bristol City on Sunday.
Micah has enjoyed a good run lately since debuting for Liverpool in a 1-0 cup loss to Manchester United, starting their past three games ahead of Rachael Laws and that late block will enhance her hopes of retaining the number one spot.
Charlize Rule also continued her recent run of starts, putting in a full shift as Brighton drew 2-2 with Leicester City. Courtney Nevin and Remy Siemsen were 13th and 77th minute subs for the Foxes.
Clare Wheeler put in a full shift as Everton won 1-0 at Mackenzie Arnold’s struggling West Ham United. Arnold was absent due to injury as the Hammers slumped into bottom spot.
Teenager Milly Boughton edged closer to her WSL debut, named in Tottenham’s matchday squad for their 4-0 home loss to Manchester United. Boughton, 17, debuted for Spurs last month in the Conti Cup.
Milly Boughton on making her competitive debut 🤍 pic.twitter.com/YFDyGLTz3N
— Tottenham Hotspur Women (@SpursWomen) November 23, 2023
Alanna Kennedy started but was replaced at half-time while Mary Fowler was left unused on the bench as Manchester City won 2-1 over Aston Villa on Saturday.
Hayley Raso started and played 79 minutes as Real Madrid went down 3-1 to Sevilla at home to fall nine points off the pace in the Spanish Primera Division Femenina.
Ellie Carpenter was an unused sub as Olympique Lyon made it 10 wins from 10 games to start the season with a 5-0 victory over Lille in the French Feminine Division 1.
Clare Hunt played a full game as PSG drew 1-1 at Le Havre in a blow to their title hopes, slipping 11 points behind Lyon.