Following the conclusion of the Women's World Cup, with the U.S. team taking the crown for the third time, the women's super league resumed this weekend with some tasty looking fixtures. Chelsea Ladies FC remain the leaders, winning against Bristol Academy. Manchester City, Sunderland and Liverpool all took home victories this weekend.


Chelsea Ladies FC 4 - 1 Bristol Academy Women

Manchester City Women 1 - 0 Birmingham City Ladies

Sunderland AFC Ladies 2 - 1 Notts County Ladies FC

Arsenal Ladies FC 1 - 3 Liverpool Ladies FC

Weekend Review

League leaders Chelsea Ladies faced a visit from bottom side Bristol Academy Women.

Chelsea's record signing Fran Kirby was left out of the side following her midweek move from Reading. Despite the strikers absence, Chelsea still managed to put four past Bristol keeper Mary Earps. First-half goals from Gilly Flaherty and Gemma Davison put the unbeaten home side in command. Bristol Academy debutant Jade Boho-Sayo pulled one back for Bristol after the break before the Blues' two goal lead was restored after Ji So-Yun dispatched from the penalty spot. Millie Farrow scored the Blues' fourth as Chelsea won comfortably in front of a post-World Cup crowd of 1,233 at Wheatsheaf Park.

England star Fara Williams was back in action a week after scoring the winning penalty for the lionesses against Germany, Williams' Liverpool took on Arsenal Ladies at Meadow Park.

Fara Williams opened the scoring with a fantastic striker from 25 yards out before full-back Becky Easton bundled in a second for the Reds. Spain striker Natalia scored a delicate chip to pull one back for the hosts who were playing in front of a bumper crowd of 2,061. Asisat Oshoala finished off the game with a lobbed goal to give Arsenal their first loss of the season and keep Liverpool's hopes of winning another league title alive.

Manchester City Women would have gone into their game against Birmingham City Ladies hoping to resurrect their season. Five of the lionesses were back in action for Manchester City in front of a club record crowd of 2,102. Toni Duggan scored the only goal of the game when she met Jill Scott's cross to score from close range. City's win was marred only by an injury to Wales Winger Natasha Harding.