Manchester City kept their Women’s Super League title hopes alive with a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday, while Sam Kerr hit a hat trick in Chelsea‘s 6-0 thrashing of visitors Birmingham City that kept them two points clear at the top.
Second-placed City took the lead through a Rebecca Spencer own goal in the fifth minute and Janine Beckie scored a superb second to finish off a sweeping counter-attack in the 38th, with Caroline Weir adding a third just after the hour mark.
Chelsea’s Australian striker Kerr hammered home a rebound from a tight angle to put the London side in front after 25 minutes against Birmingham and she added more two goals just before half-time to complete her hat trick.
Chelsea have 50 points, two in front of City and 12 ahead of third-placed Arsenal, who cruised to a 4-0 win at Bristol City.
On Saturday, Martha Thomas got a first-half hat trick as West Ham United climbed off the bottom thanks to a 5-0 win at Reading, with all the goals coming in the first half.
They were replaced in the automatic relegation spot by Aston Villa who lost 3-1 at Everton on Sunday to stay on 10 points, one behind Bristol City in 11th but with two games in hand.
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Meanwhile, goals from Sam Tierney and Natasha Flint ensured that Leicester City will play in the WSL for the first time next season following their 2-0 win over the London Lionesses. T
he result secured Leicester the Women’s Championship title with two games left to play.