WSL Weekend Roundup: Manchester United Thrash Leicester

WSL Weekend Roundup: Manchester United Thrash Leicester

In a jam-packed weekend of WSL action, perhaps the most notable result was Manchester City’s comeback against a struggling Tottenham Hotspur side. Additionally, Manchester United ran riot over Leicester City, Reading defeated West Ham and Aston Villa beat Everton.

Spurs have been on a terrible run in the WSL as of late – while they hoped to gain some respite with a win over City, it did not materialise. Celin Bizet Ildhusøy drew first blood to give Spurs hope, but City fought back – a hattrick from Khadija Shaw was enough for the Sky Blues to secure all three points.

Manchester United had a much more comfortable afternoon than their local rivals – they faced bottom-of-the-league Leicester, winning by a score of 5-1. Alessia Russo netted a hattrick, alongside goals from Leah Galton and Lucia Garcia.

Aston Villa picked up a big win away from home as they defeated Everton by 2-0. Villa struck early on in the 5th minute through Kenza Dali, extending their lead in the second half when Megan Finnigan turned the ball into her own net.

Finally, the last game of the weekend saw Reading pick up a vital win over West Ham United. Charlie Wellings and Rachel Rowe scored for the Royals – West Ham equalised late on through Viviane Asseyi, but Rowe’s late winner meant Reading took the win.

As things stand in the WSL table, Manchester United are still top with Manchester City in second – however, Chelsea have two games in hand – should they win them both, they would re-take the top spot.

Tottenham are edging dangerously close to the relegation zone – but, if Leicester’s poor performance against Manchester United is anything to go by, there is at least one team in the division worse than Spurs.