Stanway reignites the title race as Arsenal miss their injured leaders, Willie Kirk has instant impact at Everton while Chelsea look back on track
Georgia Stanway turned up the heat on Arsenal, with her double not only securing victory for Manchester City but also reigniting the title race. Just as Arsenal were threatening to pull away, a stellar City show stopped a slick team in their tracks, limiting a free-scoring Arsenal to a handful of chances to move within touching distance of their rivals. Nick Cushing’s side stretched the pitch and exploited the opposition defence, finding a cutting edge that has too often eluded them this campaign. City showcased a ruthless streak in front of goal, scoring two of their three shots on target. Their latest display was their most polished this season, with Stanway again excelling, with her wonderful solo effort after the break rounding off the scoring. For City, they must use Sunday’s performance as a benchmark going forward. There is a lot of football to be played but City will fancy their chances of taking it to the wire, which is fitting given their final match of the season is a mouthwatering date with Arsenal on 12 May.