There was another win for 'Ausenal' in the WSL, Aivi Luik’s BK Häcken fell agonisingly short of the Damallsvenskan title, and Katrina Gorry was on the scoresheet in her final game for Vittsjö.
Read our summary of the CommBank Matildas abroad below.
It was a tough day for Mackenzie Arnold in goals, as Manchester United dismantled West Ham 5-0. Geyse scored in the third minute, and things didn’t get any better for the Hammers from there. United dominated every statistic, including making almost double the passes of their opposition, and thoroughly deserved their win.
A second-half equaliser to Liverpool’s Sophie Roman Haug meant that Tottenham Hotspur and the Reds played out a 1-1 draw. It was an even game that could have gone either way, and the shared points meant that both sides stayed in the top five. Teagan Micah was not available for Liverpool due to injury.
Charlie Rule’s Brighton & Hove Albion stunned Manchester City, coming away with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory. Mary Fowler and Alanna Kennedy’s City had 35 shots to 6 for the Seagulls and 66% possession, but the only statistic that counts is the goal column. Fowler and Kennedy both played the full game for City, while Rule entered the field of play in the 78th minute for Brighton.
Sam Kerr continued to do what she does best, on the scoresheet as Chelsea defeated Everton 3-0. Kerr started the game for Chelsea before being substituted out in the 77th minute. Meanwhile, Clare Wheeler played the full game for Everton in the wing-back role.
Finally, Kyra Cooney-Cross made her WSL starting debut as Arsenal defeated Leicester City 6-2. Leicester City were leading 2-0 at half-time before a dramatic second-half comeback from Arsenal turned the game around. Caitlin Foord scored the Gunners’ third goal, while Steph Catley played the full 90 minutes.
Courtney Nevin played the full match for Leicester City at left-back and had a front-row view of the chaos that unfolded throughout the match. Remy Siemsen made her first appearance in a matchday squad for the Foxes this season after recovering from an ankle injury but was an unused substitute.
A chaotic final day in the Damallsvenskan saw Hammarby crowned champions for the first time since 1985.
BK Häcken defeated their opponents Piteå 4-0, but it was two goals short of what was required to overhaul Hammarby’s goal difference. It meant that they finished second, equal in points and only one goal behind the champions. Aivi Luik started in defence for Häcken and played the full match.
Katrina Gorry scored a penalty for Vittsjö GIK in their 2-0 win over KIF Örebro DFF in what she has since announced will be her final game for the club. Starting alongside her were Clare Polkinghorne and Charli Grant, all three of whom played the full 90 minutes. The win meant that Vittsjö finished fifth in the league, seven points behind a spot in continental competition.
Kristianstads DFF finished their season with an action-packed 3-3 draw away at Linköping. Both sides traded goals before Yuka Momiki’s 86th-minute penalty levelled the game for the home team. Amy Sayer played the full game for Kristianstads.
The Lyon machine keeps rolling on, with Ellie Carpenter’s side accounting for Montpellier 5-0. There were an astonishing three own goals in this game, adding insult to injury for the away side. Carpenter started the game and was substituted off in the 65th minute.
Clare Hunt played the full match as PSG defeated Dijon 5-2. A hattrick to Tabitha Chawinga was the highlight for the Parisians, putting a stop to any hint of a Dijon comeback. Hunt is beginning to adapt to life in Paris and her confidence is visibly growing with every game.
Hayley Raso scored Real Madrid’s third goal in their 7-1 thrashing of Sociedad over the weekend. The pacy winger played the whole match for Madrid and her goal capped a fantastic performance. There were six different goal-scorers for Madrid as they continued to cement themselves in second place behind Barcelona in the league.
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Tigres UANL have put themselves in a good position after the first leg of the Apertura quarter-final, defeating Necaxa 3-1 in the away tie. Cristina Ferral, Greta Espinoza, and Anika Rodriguez were the goalscorers as they came from behind to come away with the win. Alex Chidiac came on as a late second-half substitute.