Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley’s Arsenal have earned a 1-0 win away to struggling Reading courtesy of a first-half goal from Stina Blackstenius, but it was not enough to dislodge Manchester United from the top of the Women’s Super League table.
United, who beat Brighton 4-0, have a perfect nine points after three games with 10 goals scored and none conceded.
Arsenal, for whom Catley played the full 90 minutes in central defence, boast a similar record and the same number of points, but have scored one goal fewer.
Blackstenius fired home from just outside the penalty area on the half-hour mark to give her side the lead, and the Swede also hit the woodwork twice in quick succession in the second half.
Kim Little’s penalty for Arsenal on the hour mark was saved by Jackie Burns, who was making her Reading debut, and it almost proved costly when defender Lily Woodham hit the crossbar directly…