Caitlin Foord played a key role with a goal and an assist as Arsenal rallied from two goals down to win 6-2 away to Leicester City in the English Women’s Super League on Sunday.
Trailing 2-0 in the 49th minute, Courtney Nevin dwelled on Foord’s hopeful ball forward allowing Cloe Lacasse to swoop in and pull a goal back for Arsenal.
Alessia Russo equalised before she laid off from the right side for Foord to curl a first-time shot into the top corner for a 3-2 lead on the hour.
Foord was replaced in the 67th minute, while Steph Catley put in a full shift at left-back.
Kyra Cooney-Cross made her starting league debut – after his midweek cup starting debut – and got through 96 minutes before being replaced in stoppage-time.
Nevin put in a full shift while Remy Siemsen was an unused sub, marking her return to the matchday squad following an ankle injury.
Sam Kerr scored her second goal of the English Women’s Super League season as Chelsea eased past Everton 3-0 on Sunday.
Kerr, who had a first-half header hit the side netting, fired in Chelsea’s goal in the 62nd minute, producing a good first-time finish from Johanna Rytting-Kaneryd’s cross.
Kerr was replaced in the 77th minute, while Clare Wheeler played a full game for the Toffees.
Alanna Kennedy and Mary Fowler both played full games as Manchester City were stunned 1-0 at home by Brighton & Hove Albion. Charlize Rule was a 78th minute sub for the Seagulls, while Mackenzie Hawkesby was unused.
Mackenzie Arnold was in goal for the full game as West Ham United were beaten 5-0 by Manchester United.
Matildas winger Hayley Raso netted her second goal for Real Madrid in Spain’s Primera Division Femenina as they thrashed Real Sociedad 7-1 on Saturday.
Raso, making her fourth start of the league campaign, netted Real’s fourth goal in the 54th minute, utilising her pace after goalkeeper Misa’s long kick forward.
Raso raced on to the bouncing ball, using her chest first, before firing past the opposition goalkeeper on her right foot from a 45-degree angle.
The Aussie almost set up a first-half goal for Linda Caicedo, producing a deft touch with her back to goal on the right flank, before a first-time pass released the Colombian who shot wide.
Since her off-season move from Man City to Madrid, Raso has appeared in seven of Real’s eight league games, starting four, while she’s appeared twice off the bench in their UEFA Champions League qualifiers.
Ellie Carpenter started and played 65 minutes as Olympique Lyon won 5-0 over Montpellier in the French Feminine Division 1 to remain perfect on top of the table with seven victories from seven games.
In Sweden’s Damallsvenskan on Saturday, Katrina Gorry scored Vittsjo’s opening goal as they triumphed 2-0 away to KIF Orebro.
Gorry converted a 50th minute penalty for Vittsjo. Gorry along with Clare Polkinghorne and Charlotte Grant played full games. Vittsjo finished the season in fifth.
Amy Sayer put in a full shift as Kristianstad drew 3-3 at Linkoping, while Aivi Luik played a full game as Hacken defeated Pitea 4-0, only to fall short in the title on goal difference to Hammarby.
Scenerna! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/oWkHHAAMxd
— OBOS Damallsvenskan (@_OBOSDamallsv) November 11, 2023
Larissa Crummer was a 46th minute substitute as Brann went down 3-2 to Lyn in the Norwegian Toppserien.
Alex Chidiac was a 90th minute substitute for Tigres UNAL as they won 3-1 away to Pumas UNAM in the first leg of their Mexican Apertura Liga MX Femenil quarter-finals.
— Club Tigres Femenil 🐯 (@TigresFemenil) November 11, 2023
In midweek in England’s Continental Cup, Kyra Cooney-Cross made her starting debut for Arsenal as they beat Bristol City 3-1.
Cooney-Cross started and played 85 minutes, while Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley were 69th and 63rd minute substitutes respectively.
Foord made an impact off the bench, providing the assist for Stina Blackstenius’ 95th minute goal to make it 3-1.