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Chelsea's Commanding Win, Arsenal's Strong Victory in FA WSL

 Chelsea's Commanding Win, Arsenal's Strong Victory in FA WSL

Agnes Beever-Jones
Chelsea's Jelena Cankovic (left) and Chelsea's Agnes Beever-Jones shake hands following the Barclays Women's Super League match at the Poundland Bescot Stadium, Walsall. Picture date: Saturday November 4, 2023.(Image-Getty) 

Chelsea maintained their grip on the top of the FA Women's Super League with a 5-2 victory over Leicester City, fueled by Lauren James's double. The early minutes saw James and a Courtney Nevin own goal give Chelsea a 2-0 lead. Although Leicester managed to narrow the gap to 2-1 and 3-2, additional goals from James and Agnes Beever-Jones secured the three points for Chelsea.

Arsenal retained their second-place position after a 3-0 triumph over West Ham United. Frida Maanum opened the scoring in the second minute, and Beth Mead, making a notable return from an ACL injury, added two more goals in the first half.

In a late fixture, Manchester City dominated with a 7-0 home win against Tottenham Hotspur, led by Khadija Shaw's outstanding hat-trick. Laura Coombs contributed two goals, while Lauren Hemp and Jill Roord each added one, ending Tottenham's six-match unbeaten streak in the league.

Chelsea remains undefeated, leading the standings with 22 points, three ahead of Arsenal and six ahead of third-placed Manchester City.

Manchester United secured a comfortable 2-0 victory away against Bristol City, placing them fourth in the table with 15 points. Liverpool occupies the fifth spot, one point behind, following a convincing 4-0 win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Aston Villa faced a home defeat against Everton despite Rachel Daly's second-half goal. An own goal by Anna Patten and a late penalty from Nathalie Bjorn secured the visitors' victory.

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