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WSL team of the week - gameweek 20

Matt O'Connor-Simpson
A big win for Man City
A big win for Man City / Alex Livesey/GettyImages
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The Women's Super League season is edging towards its climax and there were a string of significant results over the weekend.

Chelsea showed a champion's mentality to beat Spurs despite being a player down, Man Utd fluffed their lines in the Champions League race and there was even a victory for struggling Birmingham City.

Here are the 11 players that impressed most in gameweek 20...


WSL team of week - gameweek 20

Erin Cuthbert, Guro Reiten
Chelsea secured a big win this weekend / Justin Setterfield/GettyImages

Sian Rogers (GK) - Aston Villa: Deputising for the absent Hannah Hampton, Rogers stepped up to the plate and made six saves to help Villa secure a surprise point against Man Utd.

Anita Asante (CB) - Aston Villa:
Rolled back the years with a vintage defensive display to thwart the Red Devils. One goal-saving block was particularly outstanding.

Louise Quinn (CB) - Birmingham:
Quinn has endured a testing season attempting to plug the gaps in Birmingham's leaky defence. However, she has been effective in the other box, bagging a brace for the basement dwellers in their rare win over Brighton – her fourth and fifth goals of the campaign.

Alex Greenwood (CB) - Man City:
Oozed classed in her side's comfortable 4-0 win over Leicester City. Capped off a fine display with a late penalty.

Yui Hasegawa (RWB) - West Ham:
Hasegawa was just too good not to include. The youngster registered a goal and assist in West Ham's 2-1 victory over Reading, essentially winning her side the match.

Erin Cuthbert (CM) - Chelsea:
Chelsea could have easily crumbled after going a goal down against Spurs and then seeing Ann-Katrin Berger dismissed. However, they stood firm and secured the victory, partially thanks to an incredible all-round midfield display from Cuthbert.

Caroline Weir (CM) - Man City:
Weir was typically imperious against the Foxes, opening the scoring and then helping City strangle the game for the full 90 minutes.

Guro Reiten (LWB) - Chelsea:
Her cross-cum-shot which levelled the scores in the London derby could prove to be a decisive moment in the WSL title race.

Beth Mead (RW) - Arsenal:
Sunday's victory over Everton was a special day for Mead. Not only did she and teammate Jordan Nobbs bring up a half-century of WSL goals, she also set a new all-time assist record for the competition. Not a bad day's work.

Veatriki Sarri (ST) - Birmingham:
Sarri has been starved of service for much of the season, so it was great to see her hard work rewarded with a goal and an assist this weekend.

Lauren Hemp (LW) - Man City:
More praise for City. To finish up we're honouring Hemp, who notched her seventh goal and second assist of the season on Sunday.


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