Round-up of WSL action as Man Utd return to winning ways over Bristol City; Beth Mead scores twice as Arsenal ease to victory over West Ham; Lauren James nets another double in latest Chelsea triumph; Liverpool win big over Brighton
By Sky Sports Football
Sunday 26 November 2023 19:18, UK
Manchester United returned to winning ways as a second-half burst earned them a 2-0 win away at bottom side Bristol City.
Marc Skinner's side were frustrated in a goalless first half, with Bristol City goalkeeper Olivia Clark in inspired form to stop strikes from Leah Galton, Nikita Parris and Millie Turner. At the other end, Mary Earps pulled off a stunning save to deny Amy Mae Rodgers on the stroke of half-time.
But United, who had over 70 per cent of the possession in front of a record WSL crowd at Ashton Gate, eventually made their pressure tell in the first 10 minutes after the break.
Hinata Miyazawa's long-range strike took a wicked deflection past the unfortunate Clark, who could do nothing to stop Parris from tapping home five minutes later from Ella Toone's cross.
United saw out the rest of the game with ease, with substitute Melvine Malard hitting the bar and Toone stinging the palms of a busy Clark with a rasping drive.
Arsenal cruised to a comfortable 3-0 victory over West Ham, largely thanks to a Beth Mead masterclass, scoring her first goals since making her long-awaited return from a cruel knee injury.
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