Matildas left-back Steph Catley returned to Arsenal’s starting line-up but gave away a penalty as the Gunners were shocked 2-1 by Mackenzie Arnold and Katrina Gorry’s West Ham United on Sunday.
The Hammers have been struggling in the English Women’s Super League but have now managed back-to-back wins, coming from behind to triumph over Arsenal.
Mackenzie Arnold came for a corner but didn’t reach it before it was flicked on by teammate Kirsty Smith, enabling Alessia Russo to nod the Gunners ahead.
But West Ham responded after half-time with Steph Catley clumsily fouling Riko Ueki marginally inside the box. Viviane Asseyi converted the penalty. Hawa Cissoko scored the winner with a cool first-time finish.
Catley put in a full shift, along with Arnold and Katrina Gorry. Caitlin Foord started on the left side of attack and was replaced after 78 minutes. Kyra Cooney-Cross was a 63rd minute sub for Arsenal.
Elsewhere, Mary Fowler made a cameo as a 77th minute sub as Manchester City scored two goals late to beat Leicester City 2-0.
Alanna Kennedy was unused, while the Foxes started with Courtney Nevin but replaced her at half-time with Remy Siemsen.
Clare Wheeler started and played 78 minutes but had a rough day, conceding two harsh penalties, as Everton went down 3-0 at Sam Kerr’s Chelsea.
Wheeler did seem to win the ball for Chelsea’s first spotkick but then stood on Johanna Rytting Kaneryd’s foot in her follow-through. Contact also seemed minimal when Mayra Ramirez went down for the second.
Charlotte Grant put in a full shift as Tottenham drew 1-1 at Liverpool, for whom Teagan Micah was absent.
In Spain’s Primera Division Feminina, Hayley Raso was left on the bench as Real Madrid won 7-1 over Valencia.
In France’s Feminine Division 1, Ellie Carpenter started and played 59 minutes as Olympique Lyon preserved their perfect record with a 4-1 win over Stade de Reims.
Clare Hunt started and played an hour in PSG’s 1-1 draw at Fleury 91, seeing them slip 10 points behind the leaders.
Sarah Hunter was unused as Paris FC won 3-2 over Lille.