The FA Women’s Super League and Championship fixtures – Sunday, December 1

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Liverpool Women v West Ham United Women (2pm)

West Ham United travel to the North-West looking to put further daylight between themselves and the sides sitting towards the relegation zone when they face rock-bottom, Liverpool.

The Hammers got their stop-start season back on track with a dramatic late comeback to beat Manchester United last time out. Kirsty Hanson handed United a first-minute lead before Laura Vetterlein swiftly restored parity for the east Londoners.

However, Hanson appeared to have won it for the visitors ten minutes from time, only for Katharina Baunach to clinch it for West Ham with a brace of stunning free-kicks.

Speaking to www.whufc.com after the match, the Hammers German match-winner enthused: “It was a really important win for us.

“It was really important for our minds because everyone is really working hard, every single day. It’s the team and the staff working behind the team. Everyone is great at working together and that is why we won today – because everyone wanted it from their heart. 

“We had a good reaction. We were not impressed with their first goal that we conceded. Everyone was fighting for the ball and each other. It was really important to stick together, especially after losing Leanne. We didn’t give up today and this was our reward. We fought for every ball and the whole team did a good job.

“This wasn’t just a performance from one player; it was a really great team performance. We saw a team that was fighting for each other, which was the effort we needed for this game.”

Hosts, Liverpool, have endured a tough start to their campaign, picking up a single point from nine outings. Most recently, the Reds went down to a Gemma Bonner goal at title-chasing Manchester City.

Tottenham Hotspur Women v Brighton & Hove Albion Women (2pm)

Kit Graham grabbed her fourth goal of the season to earn Spurs a share of the spoils at Birmingham City on Wednesday evening and now the Lilywhites will be looking to push on when Brighton visit the Hive on Sunday afternoon.

Indeed, Spurs joint Head Coach, Juan Amoros, thought his side should be heading into this weekend’s encounter off the back of a victory.“We are a team that wants to win games and I’m pretty sure we should have won that game tonight,” he told www.tottenhamhotspur.com. 

“We are disappointed but I think that’s what makes us who we are. It’s a difficult place to come, midweek, a freezing night and we are still disappointed to only get a point out of it.

“Overall I think it was a positive performance apart from us not taking our chances. In the first seven minutes we hit the post and had two other chances in front of goal, we need to put those away and we’ve been working on that. 

“We wanted to start the game on a positive and I think we did, we were on top and then suddenly we conceded a goal which came out of nothing, so it is disappointing but at the same time we are new and still learning.”

Visitors, Brighton, were held to a 2-2 draw by Reading last time out – Remi Allen with a last-gasp goal for the Royals after Aileen Whelan and Ini Umotong had snubbed out Fara Williams’ opener.

Elsewhere in the FAWSL…

Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women (Noon)

Manchester United Women v Everton Women (Noon)

Reading Women v Arsenal Women (2:30pm)

Bristol City Women v Birmingham City Women (3pm)

FA Women’s Championship

Durham Women v Lewes Women (Noon)

Blackburn Ladies v London City Lionesses (2pm)

Charlton Athletic Women v Coventry United Ladies (2pm)

Sheffield United Women v London Bees (2pm)

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Brian Jeeves

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