Manchester City smashes Brighton 7-1 in WSL as snow postpones Chelsea, Arsenal games

The Women's Super League matches Chelsea vs Bristol City and Arsenal vs West Ham United were postponed due to heavy snowfall.

Arsenal said a pitch inspection and "extreme weather warnings" prompted authorities to postpone its match.   -  Reuters (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)

Manchester City beat Brighton & Hove Albion 7-1 away to move up to third in the FA Women's Super League on Sunday as Chloe Kelly pulled the strings with two assists and a goal.

Steph Houghton and Caroline Weir scored two apiece for City with Ellen White and Janine Beckie also getting on the scoresheet. Irish forward Rianna Jarrett scored the only goal for Brighton who looked no match for Gareth Taylor's side.

The result moved City up to third, a point above Arsenal with both teams having played 11 games.

Manchester United moved to the top of the standings with second half goals from Leah Galton and Ella Toone giving them a 2-0 win over Birmingham City.

Untied is top with 29 points from 12 games, three points more than Chelsea which has two games in hand.

Earlier, Chelsea and Arsenal's matches that were scheduled to take place on Sunday were postponed after heavy snowfall left the pitches unplayable.

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Chelsea was due to play at bottom side Bristol City while Arsenal was set to host West Ham United. Tottenham Hotspur's home match against Everton was also postponed.

"Our away match versus Bristol City, which was set to kick off at 2.00 pm today, has been postponed due to a heavy downpour of snow overnight resulting in an unplayable pitch," Chelsea said in a statement.

Arsenal said a pitch inspection and "extreme weather warnings" prompted authorities to postpone their match.