Tottenham v Liverpool: Women’s Super League – live | Women’s Super League
15 mins. Martha Thomas is absolutely brimming with confidence – and so she should be as the WSL’s current top scorer. A thumping Neville tackle brings Thomas the ball in the box, a couple of stepovers later and the former United forward unleashed a shot that was deflected.
After the corner, Liverpool break through Mia Enderby but she’s offside.
12 mins. Both teams are getting plenty of joy from their adventurous full-backs, with Taylor Hinds the latest to storm forward from the Liverpool left-back position. The visitors are looking to counter-punch here.
10 mins. There’s been some lovely interplay from Spurs, with Clinton heavily involved in a move that brought about a shot from Angharad James, forward from full-back. Liverpool failed to clear Ashley Neville’s cross … but they just manage to scramble away the resulting corner … until Martha Thomas’ cross finds Neville’s head. Just over.
The biggest chance so far, that one.
6 mins. Grace Fisk embarks on a lung-busting run from right-back for Liverpool to win her side a corner. Hobinger’s delivery, though, isn’t a good one and Spurs clear easily.
4 mins. Liverpool are also implementing a high press in these early stages, and it forced a mistake in possession from Grace Clinton in the Spurs midfield. Neither side has wrestled control as of yet.
2 mins. Robert Vilahamn’s impact with this Tottenham side has been every bit as impressive as his colleague Ange Postecoglou’s influence on the men’s team. Vilahamn has implemented a good style of football and that’s evident in Spurs’ early passing and pressing.
We are under way at Brisbane Road.
There’s no Beth England for Tottenham due to injury today, of course, which could be key. Who will step up for Spurs?
Players and fans will observe a moment’s silence for Remembrance Sunday before kick-off.
Geyse’s brave header has put Manchester United 1-0 up against West Ham at Leigh Sports Village. United are the only team aside from Chelsea who are unbeaten so far in the WSL, albeit they’ve drawn three of their five matches.
We’re awaiting kick-off at Brisbane Road between these two well-matched teams, with the BBC cameras here to catch all the action.
Emma Hayes’ upcoming departure from Chelsea to the USA national team has dominated the headlines in women’s football in the past week or so.
It’s a busy day of action in the Women’s Super League, with Manchester United’s game against West Ham kicking off at midday (GMT), this one starting at 12.30pm and then a raft of fixtures throughout the afternoon including Everton v Chelsea, Man City v Brighton (both 1pm kick-offs), Bristol City v Aston Villa (2pm) and Leicester v Arsenal (6.45pm).
Tottenham: Spencer; James, Bühler, Batrip, Neville; Ahtinen, Summanen, Graham, Clinton; Bizet Ildhusøy, Thomas
Subs: Votikova, Zadorsky, Turner, Brazil, Naz, Petzelberger, Ayane, Ale, Zhang.
Liverpool: Laws; Fisk, Bonner, Clark, Hinds; Nagano, Holland, Höbinger; Román Haug, Enderby, Lawley
Subs: Spencer, Parry, Kearns, Lundgaard, Daniels, Kiernan, Van de Sanden, Flint
Good afternoon! Let’s have some WSL action this Sunday lunchtime, shall we? It’s an intriguing game at Brisbane Road that kicks off in around an hour, with Tottenham and Liverpool boasting identical records after five games of the season, each on 10 points with three wins, a draw and a loss. Both sides finished in the bottom half last season, but could be contenders to push Chelsea and Manchester City at the top this time around, or least proclaim themselves the ‘best of the rest’.
Before this one Liverpool head coach Matt Beard said: “It’s important for the league that it is competitive. It’s great to see and long may it continue for us.” Today’s game should indeed be a very competitive contest.