Arsenal thump Villa to remain high of WSL, Chelsea beat Brighton

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BIRMINGHAM, England, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Kim Little scored twice as Arsenal bounced again from a irritating first half to beat Aston Villa 4-0 and keep high of the Women’s Super League on Saturday, whereas second-placed Chelsea cruised to a 3-1 house win over Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Gunners have been held goalless by the primary 45 minutes by a dogged Villa defence, however Little made the breakthrough six minutes after halftime for the league pace-setters, and the house aspect’s resistance crumbled within the last 10 minutes.

Mana Iwabuchi, who spent the primary six months of 2021 at Villa, added a second for the guests within the eightieth minute earlier than substitute Katie McCabe netted an outstanding third three minutes later. Little rounded out the scoring in stoppage time together with her second.

Earlier within the day, Fran Kirby created all three targets as reigning champions Chelsea beat Brighton to go away them in second place forward of Sunday’s 4 fixtures on 9 factors, three factors behind Arsenal.

Reporting by Philip O’Connor
Editing by Christian Radnedge

Soccer Football - Women's Super League - Chelsea v Brighton & Hove Albion - Kingsmeadow, London, Britain - October 2, 2021 Brighton and Hove Albion's Inessa Kaagman in action with Chelsea's Guro Reiten Action Images via Reuters/Peter Cziborra

Soccer Football - Women's Super League - Aston Villa v Arsenal - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - October 2, 2021 Arsenal's Lia Walti in action with  Aston Villa's Shania Hayles Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Soccer Football - Women's Super League - Aston Villa v Arsenal - Villa Park, Birmingham, Britain - October 2, 2021 Arsenal's Kim Little scores their fourth goal Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs