WSL roundup: Manchester City put four past Brighton to keep pace with Chelsea

Brighton 1-4 Manchester City, Tottenham 1-0 LeicesterManchester United 2-0 Bristol City, Liverpool 3-1 West Ham

Manchester City bounced back from successive Cup defeats to earn a 4-1 win over Brighton at the Broadfield Stadium on Sunday and draw level with Chelsea at the top of the Women’s Super League. Gareth Taylor’s side completely dominated the match with Lauren Hemp, Yui Hasegawa and Laura Coombs all influential.

Chelsea had opened up a three-point gap over City on Friday by beating Arsenal 3-1 but that is now closed with only goal difference separating the two sides. After City’s win, Taylor was keen to keep to his one-game-at-a-time mantra. “Just the next game,” he told BBC Sport. “We try and keep it as simple as possible, that’s the way to be. We just try and control what we can control.

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