In gameweek four, Manchester City and Chelsea picked up wins against Birmingham City and Brighton & Hove Albion while Yeovil Town suffered yet another defeat. Liverpool fell short at home to Reading and Bristol City’s clash with Everton was postponed.
Man City came from behind to pick up all three points against Birmingham, having gone 2-0 down after an eighth minute own goal from Abbie McManus and an early second-half effort from Meaghan Sargeant.
The Sky Blues pulled a goal back minutes later through Caroline Weir, and after the hour mark Nikita Parris levelled the match. Tessa Wullaert won the game for Man City with a 73rd-minute winner.
Chelsea’s win over Brighton saw them take the lead after half an hour through Fran Kirby and double their advantage minutes later from Erin Cuthbert. It was the Blues’ first win of the WSL season and sees them go fifth in the table.
Liverpool suffered a home defeat to Reading, with Brooke Chaplen’s 36th minute goal being the difference at Prenton Park.
Yeovil Town lost again on the weekend, this time away to West Ham. Leanne Kiernan gave United the lead after the hour mark, but Yeovil equalised through Ellie Mason in the 78th minute.
Town’s resolve didn’t last, however, with West Ham scoring an 80th-minute winner through Rosie Kmita to condemn the visitors to their third defeat of the season.
In gameweek seven, Manchester United suffered defeat at West Ham United while Chelsea and Liverpool played out a stalemate at Stamford Bridge.
Elsewhere, there were wins for Wolverhampton Wanderers, Leicester City, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton, Arsenal, Burnley and Bournemouth.
West Ham’s surprise win at the London Stadium saw taken the lead within five minutes through Felipe Anderson before a Victor Lindelof own goal saw the Hammers doubling their advantage on the stroke of half-time.
After the break, Manchester United pulled a goal back through Marcus Rashford, but Marko Arnautovic restored the hosts’ two-goal lead minutes later to seal all three points.
Chelsea’s draw at the Bridge against Liverpool saw them taking the lead midway through the first-half through Eden Hazard. The Reds equalised late in the second-half through Daniel Sturridge, firing a long-range effort against his former club to rescue a point for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
In gameweek six of the Premier League, Manchester United were held at home to newly-promoted Wolverhampton Wanderers while Manchester City thrashed fellow newcomers Cardiff City in the Welsh capital.
United took the lead in the 18th minute through Fred, but Joao Moutinho equalised early in the second-half to seal a well-earned point.
Man City had no problems on Saturday, putting five past Cardiff. Sergio Agüero opened the scoring after half an hour before Bernardo Silva doubled their advantage minutes later and Ilkay Gundogan made it 3-0 before the restart.
Riyad Mahrez scored twice after the break to seal a rout at the Cardiff City Stadium.
Elsewhere, Liverpool made light work of Southampton, beating them 3-0 at Anfield. The Reds went ahead early on through a Wesley Hoedt own goal and doubled their advantage midway through the first-half thanks to Joel Matip. Mohamed Salah made it 3-0 on the stroke of half-time.
There were draws for Fulham & Watford, Crystal Palace & Newcastle United and West Ham & Chelsea, while Leicester, Burnley, Tottenham and Arsenal enjoyed wins over Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Brighton and Everton respectively.
In gameweek three, Arsenal won a seven-goal thriller against West Ham United while Manchester City came from 2-0 down to rescue a point against Bristol City.
Arsenal went behind to West Ham in the ninth minute through a Kate Longhurst goal but equalised minutes later thanks to Danielle van de Donk. Longhurst restored United’s lead in the 17th minute but van de Donk found the net before half-time to ensure both sides went into the break level.
On the hour mark, van de Donk netted her third of the game to put Arsenal ahead for the first time. Kim Little made it 4-2 in the 73rd minute to open up some daylight between the two sides. Claire Rafferty struck late to halve the deficit, but West Ham couldn’t find a leveller at the death.
Manchester City dug deep in their meeting with Bristol City after falling behind in the 15th minute to a Danique Kerkdijk goal. The Sky Blues gave themselves a mountain to climb in the second-half when Juliette Kemppi made it 2-0.
The hosts weren’t to be denied, however, and pulled a goal back through Nikita Parris from the penalty spot, before an outstanding long-range effort from Steph Houghton levelled the match in injury time.
Elsewhere, Liverpool narrowly won away at Brighton, Birmingham earned a slim victory at Reading and Everton held Chelsea to a goalless draw.