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WSL team of the week - gameweek 14

Jamie Spencer
Kyah Simon stepped up in a big win for Tottenham in the WSL
Kyah Simon stepped up in a big win for Tottenham in the WSL / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/GettyImages
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The WSL returned for gameweek 14 of the 2021/22 season on Saturday and Sunday following last weekend's brief pause for FA Cup fourth round fixtures.

Chelsea grabbed an invaluable three points against a recently resurgent Manchester City, while kept up their astonishing winning run to move within three points of the Champions League places with a game in hand. Spurs also closed the gap on the top clubs and Leicester opened up some daylight between themselves and the relegation zone.

Read on for 90min's picks for WSL team of the week...



1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Grace Moloney (GK) - Reading: A penalty save that prevented Everton from doubling their lead was absolutely crucial in providing a foundation for the Royals to seal a comeback win - their fifth WSL victory in a row.

Jess Carter (RB) - Chelsea: Moved out to the right after spending much of the season operating in the middle of a back three. She remained defensively strong but also got forward and laid on her team's winner.

Shelina Zadorsky (CB) - Tottenham: A goal and clean sheet marked a very good weekend for the Spurs captain. Her team needed that boost - a first WSL win in 2022 - after losing their way in recent weeks.

Millie Bright (CB) - Chelsea: The stand-in Blues captain was a rock at the back in a vital win over Manchester City that could have major implications in the title race and Champions League hunt.

Katerina Svitkova (LB) - West Ham: The Czech wing-back was the standout star of the Hammers' win over Aston Villa. She was outstanding at both ends of the pitch and scored the decisive goal.


2. Midfielders

Erin Cuthbert (CM) - Chelsea: Usually known for her attacking quality, the Scot played a different kind of role to help the champions beat Manchester City. She frustrated her opponents in midfield and regularly won the ball.

Sanne Troelsgaard (CM) - Reading: Already proving to be a stroke of genius in the January transfer window. Came away with an assist but most of her best work in the Royals' win was without the ball.

Guro Reiten (CM) - Chelsea: It was Reiten's goal that saw Chelsea edge an otherwise very tight encounter with Manchester City. She also gave a disciplined performance overall.


3. Forwards

Jess Sigsworth (RW) - Leicester: Kept her cool to put the Foxes ahead from the penalty spot against Birmingham in a relegation six-pointer, while also giving her usual tenacious level of performance.

Natasha Dowie (ST) - Reading: Another goal for the veteran striker, equalising in her team's comeback win. Only Sam Kerr and Vivianne Miedema have now scored more than Dowe in the WSL this season.

Kyah Simon (LW) - Tottenham: Got the first and fourth goals of a thumping 4-0 win for Spurs over Brighton. She was clinical when it counted as they were her only two attempts in the game.


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