Women's Football

WSL team of the week - gameweek 11

Jamie Spencer
Veatriki Sarri made a big difference for Birmingham
Veatriki Sarri made a big difference for Birmingham / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages
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Only three WSL games went ahead over the weekend as a result of Covid-19 related postponements, but those that did were action packed and full of top performances.

Featuring players from Birmingham, Manchester City, Reading and Leicester, here's a look at 90min's latest WSL team of the week to get 2022 off the mark...

ICYMI: WSL results roundup - gameweek 11


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Jade Pennock impressed for Birmingham
Jade Pennock impressed for Birmingham / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Demi Lambourne (GK) - Leicester: The Foxes stopper gave her side a chance against Reading with a first half penalty stop to keep the score-line down, as well as other saves. Unfortunate to end up on the losing side.

Jade Pennock (RB) - Birmingham: Performed well as a wing-back in the face of challenging opposition players down Arsenal's left flank.

Louise Quinn (CB) - Birmingham: Led the Blues back-line well against her former club to help record a clean sheet that provided the foundations for an unexpected and famous victory.

Gemma Lawley (CB) - Birmingham: Her goal-line clearance against Arsenal denied the Gunners what could have been a huge turning point.

Lily Woodham (LB) - Reading: Did a fine job of keeping Leicester at bay on her side of the pitch, winning her individual battles.

2. Midfielders

Georgia Stanway put Brighton to the sword
Georgia Stanway put Brighton to the sword / Bryn Lennon/GettyImages

Sanne Troelsgaard (CM) - Reading: The veteran Denmark international has only just arrived in England and can be pleased with her WSL debut, ensuring Leicester could never gain a foothold.

Veatriki Sarri (CM) - Birmingham: Provided her team with crucial energy in midfield and was rewarded with the killer second goal against Arsenal - a move that she both started and finished.

Georgia Stanway (CM) - Man City: Thriving back in a more familiar role and was a constant thorn in the side of Brighton. Scored a goal but also fired off seven shots in total.

3. Forwards

Hayley Raso (RW) - Man City: The Australian put in a shift down City's right flank, was extremely accurate with her passing and was rewarded with a goal as her team ran up the score against Brighton.

Natasha Dowie (ST) - Reading: A missed penalty that was well saved and she won herself should not detract from a match-winning performance. Her long-range goal will be a contender for goal of the season.

Lauren Hemp (LW) - Man City: The centre of everything that was good about her team. Scored a fine goal at a key moment in the game and brought three other saves out of Brighton goalkeeper Megan Walsh.


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