The 2021/22 WSL season saw another weekend of top action on Saturday and Sunday, with Arsenal and Manchester United both recording convincing wins.
Chelsea struggled to break down a resilient Aston Villa but eventually got the job done, while Manchester City also had to wait until late against Tottenham in a result that could prove significant in the race for Champions League qualification.
Everton recorded a vital win over Leicester and there was an important result for West Ham.
Read on for 90min’s picks for this round’s WSL team of the week…
Hannah Hampton (GK) – Aston Villa: So unfortunate to end up on the losing side after Chelsea finally beat her in stoppage time. Numerous saves throughout looked like it would be enough to earn Villa a famous draw.
Niamh Charles (RB) – Chelsea: Covered an unholy amount of ground up and down the right flank. Rarely gave the ball away and strong in the tackle.
Leah Williamson (CB) – Arsenal: Her long -range passing was once again sensational and she effectively serves as a deep-lying playmaker from the back four for this Gunners side.
Gilly Flaherty (CB) – West Ham: Stood up to be counted as the Hammers swatted away Birmingham attacks to record a first WSL clean sheet in almost two months to underpin a narrow win.
Katerina Svitkova (LB) – West Ham: Heavily involved from her role on the left and made a crucial contribution by laying on her team’s eventual winner.
Anna Anvegard (RM) – Everton: The Toffees simply would not have won without her. The Swede scored twice in a 3-2 victory over Leicester, including the winner, and set up the other as well.
Caroline Weir (CM) – Man City: So many times she has pulled City through with big goals at crucial times and this weekend was no different, scoring late on to beat Spurs.
Vivianne Miedema (CM) – Arsenal: The greatest striker in WSL history is now making a name for herself as a ‘number 10’ in midfield. Got another assist and made multiple incisive passes.
Leah Galton (LM) – Man Utd: Two more goals takes her WSL tally for the season to six. Reading didn’t know what had hit them and both goals – a header and a one-on-one finish – were very different.
Alessia Russo (ST) – Man Utd: Fast becoming the perfect all-round striker. She was everywhere as United eventually demolished Reading, providing an exquisite assist and scoring a stunning goal of her own.
Stina Blackstenius (ST) – Arsenal: Proving to be a top January acquisition after doubling her WSL goal tally to four with a brace against Brighton. Also seems to be developing a top understanding with Miedema.