Mary Fowler scored her first-ever Women’s Super League goal with a headed-finish from a corner as Manchester City won 6-2 over West Ham United on Sunday.
Fowler came off the bench in the 71st minute and headed in City’s sixth goal in the 82nd minute with a bouncing finish which eluded fellow Matilda Mackenzie Arnold in the West Ham goal.
Matildas winger Hayley Raso was also a 75th minute substitute for City.
Arnold had a busy game against a rampant City, caught off her line for the opener, and beaten from a corner too.
Fowler’s maiden WSL goal comes in her 10th league appearance off the bench, having netted four goals in the League Cup this season.
Lydia Williams was in goal but beaten twice in the second half as Brighton & Hove Albion lost 2-1 at Liverpool on Sunday.
Clare Wheeler put in a full shift as Everton triumphed 3-2 at Reading, while Emily Gielnik was absent for Aston Villa’s 3-3 draw at Tottenham.
Sam Kerr played a full game up front as Chelsea were beaten 1-0 at home in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarter-final by Barcelona. The second leg is on Wednesday.
Barcelona boss Jonatan Giraldez said: “We were aware of the direct game and Sam Kerr passing with Guro Reiten. It was beginning to be dangerous so we changed and stopped them at the first line. We controlled this better.”
Steph Catley started for Arsenal as they rallied from 2-0 down to draw 2-2 at VfL Wolfsburg in their semi-final first leg in Germany.
Catley was replaced in the 70th minute after the Gunners had equalized. Caitlin Foord was absent due to injury.
Jacynta Galadabaarachchi started and played 83 minutes in Celtic’s win over Glasgow City in the Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on Sunday.
Aivi Luik, Larissa Crummer
Chelsie Dawber – SB 46, Charlotte Grant – ST 87