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Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji

Manchester City had to dig deep to get a 2-1 win over Aston Villa in the English Women’s Super League (WSL) encounter on Saturday.

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Lauren Hemp scored twice in four minutes to secure victory for Manchester City over Aston Villa at the Joie Stadium.

Danielle Turner had given the visitors an early lead, but Carla Ward’s side struggled to contain City and relented in the second half.

The win lifted City to second in the table, level on points with third-placed Arsenal and three behind leaders Chelsea, who meet on Sunday.

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Villa, who struggled to get star striker Rachel Daly into the game throughout, remains 10th.

It was the third straight win for City in the WSL after a 1-0 loss to Brighton last month.

For Villa, it was consecutive losses for the team after a 2-1 loss to Everton FC in the game leading to Saturday's encounter.

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Leaders and champions, Chelsea FC visits Arsenal in a London derby of the heavyweights as an early kick-off.

Leicester City FC women travel to face Brighton as Liverpool FC and Bristol City trade tackles.

Westham and Everton will face off in another encounter while the last game of the day sees Tottenham welcome Manchester United.

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