The Barclays Women Super League has a new leader in Manchester United as the Red Devils took advantage of Chelsea and Arsenal’s postponed games to go top on goal difference.
The Mancunians were 1-0 winners away to Reading with a late Rachel Williams goal. They are now level on points with Chelsea with a better goal difference.
Arsenal trail the two teams by three points with a game in hand away to Manchester City.
The Citizens had a setback on Saturday. They drew at home to Aston Villa 1-1 and trail the Gunners by two points and the leaders by five points with the same number of games played.
At the bottom of the table, Leicester trail Brighton and Reading by four points. Reading are potentially a team in trouble as they have played two games more than Leicester and three more than Brighton.
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The Chelsea – Liverpool game lasted six minutes before the referee called it off and we are still waiting to know what really happened there as multiple narratives are being bandied about with responsibility for starting the game switching between the referee and the FA.
The Brighton – Arsenal game was postponed with many Arsenal fans already on site in a local pub. I myself was on the train to Gatwick and managed to get off at London Bridge and back home quickly.
Arsenal’s defender Lotte Wubben-Moy was kind enough to buy a few rounds for the fans down the pub, a fantastic gesture that was well appreciated:
Coming up next is the Continental Tyres Cup quarter-final at home to Aston Villa in midweek followed by the FA Women’s Cup Round 4 home tie against fourth tier Leeds United.
With the Brighton game being off, I would expect Jonas Eidevall to play his best XI against Villa and fully rotate against Leeds allowing him to start all the new players as well as those with less playing time.