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Tottenham Hotspur recovered from conceding an opening goal to claim a controversial 2-1 victory at Manchester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday as Rosella Ayane handled the ball in preparation for the game-winning goal.

Unbeaten at home in the league last season, City led a Lauren Hemp header in the sixth minute and, with a series of relentless attacks to Tottenham’s right, it seemed like a matter of time before they added at the count.

Instead, Spurs got back into the game against the run of the game on the hour mark when Rachel Williams equalized with a first shot into the penalty area.

A fine display from Tottenham goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer kept the visitors in contention before a home side goal of her counterpart Karima Benameur in the 86th sealed the victory, with Ayane handling before the ball hit a post and does not bounce on Benameur in the report.

Arsenal and Brighton continued to score goals in the second weekend of top-level action in England as Leicester got another baptism of fire in the top flight.

Leicester, who lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in their first WSL game, lost to Manchester United strikes from Ella Toone and Maria Thorisdóttir before former United player Abbie McManus reduced the deficit. A goal from Martha Thomas sealed United’s 3-1 victory.

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ArsenalVivianne Miedema striker continued her stellar scoring form, scoring a brace as her side struck Reading 4-0 at home, and there were also goals galore at Birmingham City as the home team were hammered 5-0 by Brighton.


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