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Gorry injured as WSL title hopefuls Blues, Gunners win

The Matildas will nervously await an update on Katrina Gorry after the midfield dynamo suffered an ankle injury while playing for club side West Ham United.

Gorry, who has been a lock in Australia's midfield alongside Arsenal young gun Kyra Cooney-Cross, was forced off in the 21st minute of West Ham's controversial 2-0 Women's Super League loss to Chelsea.

The 31-year-old had her right foot in a moon boot and was on crutches post-match, in worrying signs for Australia ahead of the Paris Olympics.

"We need to make sure we see how that settles down overnight and then get her assessed as early as we possibly can and see what the outcome is," Hammers boss Rehanne Skinner told West Ham's website.

"She is in a boot – on a precautionary basis – as we want whatever swelling comes to settle down and then we will go from there."

Manchester City briefly took top spot with a 3-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday (AEDT).

But Chelsea youngster Aggie Beever-Jones' second-minute strike past Mackenzie Arnold put the visitors' in control on Monday to boost the champions in their title defence.

The Hammers should have been level through Honoka Hayashi only for the equaliser to be ruled out for offside.

Replays suggested the goal should have stood but without VAR there was no opportunity to overturn the decision and Erin Cuthbert's 88th-minute effort saw the Blues reclaim top spot.

Chelsea are level on 43 points with Alanna Kennedy and Mary Fowler's City but with a goal difference two superior with five games of the 22-game season left to play.

Arsenal strengthened their position in third as they recovered from Ebony Salmon's opener to win 3-1 at Aston Villa, courtesy of second-half goals from Victoria Pelova, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Stina Blackstenius.

Lotte Wubben-Moy.
Lotte Wubben-Moy celebrates scoring in the Gunners' win at Villa Park. (AP PHOTO)

Australian trio Steph Catley, Caitlin Foord and Kyra Cooney-Cross all came off the bench in the second half for the Gunners, who are six points behind the leading duo.

Liverpool's winless streak against neighbours Everton was extended to a fifth league game after a goalless draw at Goodison Park, although the point moved them above Manchester United (28) into fourth.

Bethany England's first league goal of the season saw Tottenham (25) beat bottom side Bristol City 1-0 to move within four points of Liverpool.

City are now six points from safety with fixtures against the top three remaining, while Brighton & Hove Albion moved clearer of the drop by edging a five-goal thriller with Leicester City.

With Reuters.