Katie McCabe scored one goal and made another as leaders Arsenal remained top of the Women’s Super League table thanks to a 3-0 win over Everton, while Tottenham Hotspur slumped to their first defeat of the season, losing 2-1 to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Everton posed little threat in attack and Frida Maanum scored the pick of the bunch for Arsenal late on, cutting inside before unleashing a right-foot rocket that burrowed its way into the top corner in the 87th minute.
Earlier in the day champions Chelsea left it late in their 2-0 win over newcomers Leicester City, with Pernille Harder making the breakthrough for the Blues in the 83rd minute and Fran Kirby adding the second deep into stoppage time.
Spurs, who started the day in second spot, conceded a goal in each half to Brighton and had forward Rachel Williams sent off for two yellow cards to slide to third in the table.
Arsenal lead the league with a perfect 15 points from five games. Chelsea are second on 12 points, ahead of Spurs on goal difference, with Manchester United, who drew 2-2 with Manchester City on Saturday, fourth on 10 points.
Players joined in a moment of silence before the games to show solidarity with players in the National Women’s Soccer League. Teams in the U.S. league have been pausing matches in the sixth minute to show support for women in the league who have come forward with allegations of abuse and harrassment.