Maria Thorisdottir scored a stunning late goal as Chelsea came from behind to end reigning champions Arsenal’s 100 per cent start to the Women’s Super League with a 2-1 win at Kingsmeadow.
Danielle Van De Donk had put the Gunners in the ascendancy after just nine minutes, but the hosts were level just before the hour when Beth England turned in Fran Kirby’s square pass.
getty imagesMaria Thorisdottir’s late winner ended Arsenal’s unbeaten run at Chelsea on Sunday
With just five minutes left, defender Thorisdottir met Ramona Bachmann’s pass with a first-time effort from the edge of the penalty area which flew into the far corner.
Arsenal forward Beth Mead saw a late chance saved as Chelsea held on to move up to second, two points behind Manchester City.
Manchester United won 3-0 at Tottenham to record a second successive league win. A deflected effort from Kirsty Hanson put United ahead in the 13th minute against their hosts, who had also been promoted last season.
A own goal from Spurs defender Ashleigh Neville made it 2-0 after 52 minutes.
United winger Lauren James was shown a red card after collecting a second booking during stoppage time, before substitute Jane Ross knocked in a third.
getty imagesLauren James saw red for Manchester United at Tottenham for two bookable offences
Meanwhile, West Ham were 3-1 winners at Brighton, who remain without a victory.
Martha Thomas broke the deadlock after 24 minutes with a close-range finish, before Kenza Dali added a second from the penalty spot in the 70th minute and Alisha Lehmann swiftly scored a third with a deflected drive.
Megan Connolly grabbed a consolation for the Seagulls in stoppage time. A brace from Jade Moore helped Reading beat Everton 3-2 at Adams Park.
Moore’s header put the Royals in front after seven minutes, but Chloe Kelly soon equalised with a close-range finish.future plansHow Man United could look next season and in 2021 with 'three-year plan'LOOKING BACKJamie Vardy's V9 Academy Class of 2017 - Where are they now?gossipReal Madrid want Tottenham star, Haaland move mooted, Aston Villa target DiergossipMan United close in on January signing as striker 'reaches verbal agreement'REVEALED'I said f*** off' - Wayne Rooney row led to Sir Alex threatening to kill ErikssonTAKING THE MIP‘Only a matter of time’ - West Ham will sign ex-Man United striker for freewagatha christieCarragher jokes about whose corner he's in over Rooney and Vardy rowOutcastLuka Jovic dropped from Serbia squad as ‘punishment’
The midfielder scored her second after 17 minutes, glancing a header in at the near post from a corner, only for Everton to level again through Lucy Graham’s penalty.
Substitute Lisa-Marie Karlseng Utland headed in from a corner with 20 minutes left, which proved enough to settle an entertaining encounter.
Liverpool and Bristol City drew 1-1 at Prenton Park, leaving both teams still in search of a first league win.
Ebony Salmon put the visitors ahead in the 16th minute but a penalty from Mel Lawley levelled things up after 72 minutes.