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Reading 1-0 Tottenham: Amy Turner own goal gives Royals second win of WSL season

By Ben MillerBBC Sport

Reading moved seven points clear of the Women's Super League relegation zone as Amy Turner's first-half own goal gave them victory over Tottenham.

Turner nodded in during a mix-up with Becky Spencer after the keeper tipped a long-range shot from Tia Primmer on to the crossbar at the Madesjki Stadium.

Despite being beset by a flu outbreak, Reading controlled the game in the first half and would have extended their lead but for Spencer diverting captain Emma Harries' volley against the bar.

Tottenham looked sharper after the break, only to find themselves indebted to Spencer again when she produced another inspired save to deny Sanne Troelsgaard Nielsen from close range.

Reading visibly tired in the latter stages and had keeper Jacqueline Burns to thank for thwarting Drew Spence and tipping away a shot from substitute Nikola Karczewska.

Kelly Chambers' side hung on to climb one place to ninth with their first clean sheet and second win of the campaign, while Tottenham remain in seventh.

Forward Harries, a 20-year-old youth product captaining Reading side for the first time, was a persistent threat and had begun to celebrate converting from Primmer's left-wing cross when Spencer pulled off one of several early stops.

Spurs were considerably more dangerous after introducing Celin Bizet, Kerys Harrop and Chioma Ubogagu just before the 70-minute mark, but a third defeat in four WSL games puts them at risk of being cut adrift from the top six.

Line-ups

Reading Women

Formation 3-5-2

  • 25Burns
  • 2Bryson
  • 5Evans
  • 14CooperSubstituted forCaldwellat 45'minutes
  • 9Eikeland
  • 37PrimmerSubstituted forJaneat 90'minutes
  • 51Troelsgaard
  • 27Vanhaevermaet
  • 28Woodham
  • 11Wade
  • 12HarriesSubstituted forWellingsat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Wellings
  • 15Hendrix
  • 17Caldwell
  • 18Jane
  • 30Poulter

Tottenham Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 22Spencer
  • 4TurnerSubstituted forUbogaguat 69'minutes
  • 5Bartrip
  • 3Zadorsky
  • 13AleSubstituted forHarropat 69'minutes
  • 25Summanen
  • 15James
  • 7NazSubstituted forIldhusøyat 69'minutes
  • 24Spence
  • 29Neville
  • 23AyaneSubstituted forKarczewskaat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Korpela
  • 6Harrop
  • 8Cho
  • 9Karczewska
  • 14Ildhusøy
  • 18Ubogagu
  • 26Pearse
  • 39Gunning-Williams
Referee:
Carl Brook
Attendance:
1,052

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamTottenham Women
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Reading Women 1, Tottenham Hotspur Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Reading Women 1, Tottenham Hotspur Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Nikola Karczewska (Tottenham Hotspur Women).

  4. Post update

    Jacqueline Burns (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Celin Ildhusøy (Tottenham Hotspur Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shelina Zadorsky.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading Women. Becky Jane replaces Tia Primmer.

  7. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Jacqueline Burns.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikola Karczewska (Tottenham Hotspur Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Chioma Ubogagu with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Ashleigh Neville (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Lauren Wade (Reading Women).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlie Wellings (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Justine Vanhaevermaet with a headed pass.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Amalie Eikeland.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Chioma Ubogagu (Tottenham Hotspur Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Drew Spence.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Eveliina Summanen (Tottenham Hotspur Women).

  15. Post update

    Faye Bryson (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Nikola Karczewska replaces Rosella Ayane.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Reading Women. Charlie Wellings replaces Emma Harries because of an injury.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Drew Spence (Tottenham Hotspur Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kerys Harrop with a cross.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Conceded by Lily Woodham.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur Women. Chioma Ubogagu replaces Amy Turner.

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2Man Utd Women87012351821
3Arsenal Women87012141721
4Man City Women86022091118
5Aston Villa Women84041215-312
6West Ham Women94051318-512
7Tottenham Women73041112-19
8Everton Women8305710-39
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10Reading Women92161020-107
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