Caitlin Foord continued her excellent form with an assist while Steph Catley put in another assured display at centre-back as Arsenal won 2-0 at Liverpool in the English Women’s Super League on Sunday.
Foord, who put in a full shift, drove forward and laid off the pass for Frida Maanum to turn and shoot to make it 2-0 in the 22nd minute.
The Arsenal website wrote: “Caitlin Foord continued her stellar run of form for the Gunners with a Player of the Match-worthy performance down the wing. Our Aussie could well have added more goals to our tally had it not been for Laws in the Liverpool goal and an uncooperative far post.”
With the Gunners missing their two centre-backs due to injury, Catley deputized again the heart of defence and was solid in her 90-minute shift.
Centre-back partner Lotte Wubben-Moy said: “I think first and foremost, shout out to Steph. It’s hard coming into a position that you aren’t normally playing in, going from left back to left centre half is massive. And she’s done an amazing job at that and I couldn’t do it without her.”
Sam Kerr remains without a goal this WSL season but she got an assist as Chelsea triumphed 2-0 at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Kerr started off the bench after her midweek minutes in the UEFA Champions League, entering in the 72nd minute, before flicking a pass into space for Pernille Harder’s 86th minute goal.
Mackenzie Arnold was replaced with 10 minutes to go due to a niggle as West Ham United held on for a 3-2 win over Reading. Hammers boss Paul Konchesky said: “Macca had a little bit of a niggle, which is why she came off.
“She has been excellent for us this season, but she went into the game with a niggle. We got 75 minutes out of her and she’s telling me now she could have played the rest of the game. We’ve got to look after her a little bit, which is why I decided to take her off.”
— West Ham United Women (@westhamwomen) October 23, 2022
Mary Fowler was an 81st minute substitute for Manchester City in their 3-0 win at Tottenham on Saturday. Hayley Raso was an unused sub while Alanna Kennedy (shoulder) was absent.
Clare Wheeler made her second appearance for Everton, coming on as a 58th minute sub, in their 1-0 win at Aston Villa on Saturday. Emily Gielnik (calf) was absent for Villa.
Tameka Yallop was absent after recent ankle surgery as SK Brann clinched the Norwegian Toppserien title with a 2-1 win at Rosenborg on Sunday.
Clare Polkinghorne scored the winner in the 39th minute from Katrina Gorry‘s assist as Vittsjo beat struggling AIK 1-0 in the Swedish Damallsvenskan on Saturday.
Polkinghorne along with Charlotte Grant and Gorry played full games for Vittsjo, while Remy Siemsen started and played 76 minutes for AIK.
Jacynta Galabadaraachchi got an assist before being sent off in Celtic’s Sky Sports Cup quarter-final exit to Spartans, losing 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.
Galabadaraachchi slipped in a pass for Clarissa Larisey’s 12th minute goal, but the Australian was given a red card in the 38th minute after alleged dissent towards the referee.
'38 – Jacynta sees red.
— Celtic FC Women (@CelticFCWomen) October 23, 2022
Emily van Egmond‘s San Diego Wave were knocked out of the NWSL playoffs after a 2-1 loss away to Portland Thorns on Sunday. Van Egmond put in a full shift.
Chloe Logarzo‘s Kansas City Current were up against OL Reign with a spot in the Championship game up for grabs on Sunday.
Kyra Cooney-Cross, Angela Beard, Winonah Heatley
Aivi Luik – ST 53, Courtney Nevin – SB 79, Elise Kellond-Knight – SB 79