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McCabe scores in Arsenal win over Man City as Chelsea hit Manchester United for six

Sam Kerr scored twice for Chelsea while Tottenham maintained their perfect start.

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Updated Sep 26th 2021, 8:59 PM

KATIE MCCABE WAS amongst the goalscorers as Arsenal cruised past Man City to claim a 5-0 victory tonight.

The win sees Arsenal go top of the Women’s Super League, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

Ireland international McCabe struck a powerful shot for Arsenal’s third goal in the 60th minute after goals from Vivianne Miedema and Kim Little had put them in front at half-time.

Little’s second goal arrived from the spot in the 78th minute before Leah Williamson rounded the scoring off with Arsenal’s fifth in injury-time.

Champions Chelsea laid down a marker with a thumping 6-1 victory over previously unbeaten Manchester United.

Fran Kirby opened the scoring inside two minutes with her 50th Super League goal, and Chelsea were three up at half-time.

Pernille Harder produced a brilliant solo run to double the lead before Sam Kerr tapped home a third.

Alessia Russio gave United hope with a deflected shot shortly after half-time but goals from Kerr, Drew Spence and Jessie Fleming made this emphatically Chelsea’s day.

Having been stunned by Arsenal in their opening match, this was a performance to show that Emma Hayes’ side are firmly back on track.

Tottenham maintained their perfect start with a 1-0 victory over Reading.

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They had to wait until the 85th minute to make the breakthrough, Jessica Naz grabbing the goal. Irish goalkeeper Grace Moloney played the full game for Reading.

Aston Villa won by the same scoreline at Brighton to sit second, with Emily Gielnek producing a fine finish three minutes after the break. Megan Connolly made a second-half substitute appearance for Brighton. 

West Ham secured their first win of the season in fine style with a 4-0 victory over Leicester.

Australian debutant Tameka Yallop opened the scoring in the 26th minute, and Claudia Walker added her first goal for the club 12 minutes later.

An unfortunate own goal from Ashleigh Plumptre made it three just before half-time and Yallop netted her second late in the second half.

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