Aston Villa 1-2 West Ham: The Hammers end Villa’s perfect WSL start

Aston Villa are unbeaten in five WSL matches against West Ham

Aston Villa dropped their first points of the season in the Women’s Super League as West Ham claimed their first win since the opening match.

Dagny Brynjarsdottir gave the visitors the lead when she nodded in a Kirsty Smith corner from close range.

Honoka Hayashi made it 2-0 before West Ham goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold saved Alisha Lehmann’s second-half penalty.

Kenza Dali scored for Villa and West Ham defender Hawa Cissoko was sent off in a dramatic end to the game.

The results earned Paul Konchesky’s West Ham a draw with Villa.

More to follow.

The eleven

Aston Villa Women

training 4-3-3

  • 21With you
  • 2MaylingBooked in 90 minutes
  • 15Pattenreplaced byHardingin 78′minutes
  • 14Turner
  • 33Pacheco
  • 10Dali
  • 6The lanes
  • 19blind source
  • 7Lehmann
  • 8Daly
  • 20Hanson


  • 11Boye-Hlorkah
  • 13drapery
  • 16McLoughlin
  • 17Harding
  • 18Gregory
  • 26Goodwin
  • 28Rabjohn
  • 34MacPhail
  • 35Mullett

West Ham Women

training 4-3-3

  • 1ArnoldBooked in 32 minutes
  • 3Shimizu
  • 22Fis
  • 23of CissoBooked in 90 minutes
  • 2Smith
  • 10Brynjarsdóttir
  • 12Longhurstreplaced byPhilliesin 88′minutes
  • 19Hayashireplaced bysnarlin 58′minutesBooked in 75 minutes
  • 7Evans
  • 26six
  • 20Cowgirlreplaced byAtkinsonin 75′minutes


  • 8snarl
  • 9the walker
  • 11Atkinson
  • 17Phillies
  • 28Hillyerd
  • 33Hussein
  • 41Flannery

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