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McCabe hits Arsenal winner


DELIGHT: Katie McCabe. Pic: Getty

DELIGHT: Katie McCabe. Pic: Getty

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DELIGHT: Katie McCabe. Pic: Getty

Arsenal remain a point clear at the top of the Women's Super League courtesy of Ireland captain Katie McCabe's late winner against Birmingham.

Joe Montemurro's side have won 15 of their 17 league games this season and retained top spot as Tallaght native McCabe struck 11 minutes from time to secure a 1-0 victory.

Vivianne Miedema had earlier hit the crossbar for the league leaders, with Birmingham staying fourth.

A last-gasp Jennifer Beattie goal ensured Manchester City keep the gap to Arsenal to just a point as they beat Liverpool 2-1.

Claire Emslie's deflected strike gave City the lead, with Steph Houghton firing against the frame of the goal before conceding a penalty for handball.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk levelled from the spot for Liverpool - but they could not hold on for a point as Beattie headed home deep into stoppage time to win it for the hosts.

Chelsea may have advanced to the Women's Champions League semi-finals during the week but they fell further behind the WSL leaders as they were held to a 1-1 home draw by West Ham.

Beth England's header put the hosts in front but former Chelsea defender Gilly Flaherty's own headed effort secured a share of the spoils for the Hammers.