With Liverpool’s perfect start to the Barclays Women’s Super League season brought to an abrupt end at Anfield last weekend, Matt Beard’s side would be keen to return to winning ways at the Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
WHU: Arnold; Cooke, Cissoko, Smith; Evans, Hayashi, Shimizu, Denton; Asseyi, Harries; Ueki
LIV: Laws; Fisk, Bonner, Clark; Hinds, Höbinger, Nagano, Koivisto; Flint, Holland, Haug
In a fixture largely dominated by the visiting side, the Hammers were lucky to reach the half-time interval level after Ceri Holland saw her curling strike ricochet off the crossbar after impressive buildup play.
Gemma Bonner was also denied by the woodwork, planting a header against the post following a corner – and it was evident that West Ham United were treading on eggshells as the Liverpool pressure continued.
Matt Beard’s side found a breakthrough at the start of the second half though, with Marie Höbinger picking out the bottom corner from the edge of the box to put the Reds into a deserved lead in Essex.Embed from Getty Images
Yet there would be one final twist, as Riko Ueki equalised against the run of play in stoppage time, slamming home from close range to ensure Liverpool fail to win successive matches.
Liverpool sit sixth in the league standings, with West Ham United holding 8th place ahead of the upcoming international break.