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.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
- Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool
- Arsenal 4-3 West Ham United
- Everton 0-0 Chelsea
- Manchester City 2-2 Bristol City
- Reading 0-1 Birmingham City