Women’s Super League: West Ham United 0-1 Reading: Lauren Bruton scores winner for visitors

Reading registered their second Women’s Super League win of the season as a goal by Lauren Bruton proved enough to beat West Ham at Dagenham.

Burton forced the ball home from Natasha Harding’s cross after Reading had lost Fara Williams to injury.

West Ham went close to an equaliser after the break when Adriana Leon’s effort was tipped onto the post.

Keeper Grace Moloney excelled again by saving Kenza Dali’s penalty after she was adjudged to have fouled Leon.

The home side brought in Kate Longhurst and Emily van Egmond after a 9-1 home defeat by Arsenal in their most recent game on 12 September.

And they made a bright start with Maz Pacheco, Leon and Longhurst all trying their luck in the early exchanges.

But Danielle Carter went close in reply and, after Williams went off to be replaced by Brooke Chaplen, they took the lead when Bruton scored

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Jarrod Bowen adds gloss as West Ham end Leicester’s unbeaten start in style

David Moyes’ remote control seems to be working a treat for West Ham. With their manager again watching from his sofa after testing positive for the coronavirus, the east London side claimed another impressive victory thanks to goals by Michail Antonio, Pablo Fornals and Jared Bowen. Those were well-earned rewards for a commanding team performance.

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After demolishing Wolves 4-0 last week in their manager’s first match away from the sidelines and firing five past Hull in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday, West Ham rendered Leicester impotent from the start here. Brendan Rodgers’ team had scored 12 goals in their previous three league matches, including five at Manchester City last Sunday, but could not muster a shot on target in this one.

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