WSL workforce of the week: gameweek 15

The WSL dished up its regular servings of drama and pleasure within the newest spherical of matches.

Chelsea’s slender win over Manchester United took the headlines because it despatched the Blues to the highest of the desk at United’s expense. Arsenal, in the meantime, had been huge winners over struggling Reading, with Manchester City additionally squeezing the highest 4 with a late win of their very own.

Elsewhere, Liverpool obtained an vital victory over free-falling Tottenham, whereas Leicester proceed to construct optimistic momentum, and Aston Villa are placing distance between themselves and the underside seven to take an ever firmer grip on the ‘better of the remaining’ title this season.

WSL outcomes – gameweek 15

Read on to see who made the lower for 90min’s workforce of the week…

Leah Williamson

Leah Williamson scored a uncommon Arsenal objective on Sunday night time / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

GK: Janina Leitzig (Leicester) – The German stopper has already been a revelation since arriving in January and immediately contributed to getting one other level nearer to security. She made two huge second half saves to protect the clear sheet and draw, one within the 89th minute.

RB: Emma Koivisto (Liverpool) – A objective and help in solely Liverpool’s second WSL win in 5 video games this calendar 12 months made an enormous and put extra distance between the Reds and the underside.

CB: Kadeisha Buchanan (Chelsea) – Sam Kerr took the headlines thanks a pleasant objective, however Chelsea’s slender win over Manchester United was constructed on a stable defensive efficiency. The Canadian utterly nullified an in-form Alessia Russo.

CB: Millie Bright (Chelsea) – It was extra of the identical from Buchanan’s centre-back associate. Bright wore the captain’s armband for Chelsea and did not give United a sniff.

LB: Jess Carter (Chelsea) – The versatile defender put in a really stable shift at left-back, all of the extra spectacular when that gave the impression to be Manchester United’s finest avenue of creativity.

RM: Missy Bo Kearns (Liverpool) – The home-grown favorite scored what proved to be her workforce’s profitable objective, side-footing a slick Liverpool transfer into the online.

CM: Ruby Mace (Leicester) – The Foxes pissed off Everton all through and a significant a part of that was the monstrous efficiency of their on-loan teenage midfielder. She gained the ball again 24 instances in the course of the recreation with tackles, interceptions and recoveries.

CM: Leah Williamson (Arsenal) – Usually a centre-back, the England skipper pushed ahead into midfield and managed the sport. She even scored for the primary time at membership stage in over a 12 months.

LM: Kirsty Hanson (Aston Villa) – Another two assists in Aston Villa’s crunch win over West Ham took her WSL tally for the season to seven – solely Guro Reiten now has extra. But the entire Scotland winger’s assists have now come within the final six WSL video games alone.

ST: Frida Maanum (Arsenal) – With Stina Blackstenius unwell within the buildup and solely on the bench, the versatile Norwegian was pushed ahead into the ‘quantity 9’ function and completely took her probability by main the road and making it 2-0 simply earlier than half-time.

ST: Khadija Shaw (Man City) – Her twenty fifth and twenty sixth objectives of 2022/23 in all competitions set a brand new membership document for many objectives in a single season. The latter was the 89th minute winner over Brighton that retains City nicely within the battle for a Champions League place.

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