Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading LIVE: Women's Super League result, final score and reaction

A general view of the American Express Community Stadium (Getty Images)
A general view of the American Express Community Stadium (Getty Images)

Follow The Independent's live coverage of all the action in the FA Women’s Super League today.

The WSL is the top tier of English women’s football with international players from all over the world plying their trade in one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues around.

Chelsea have won three of the past four titles and Emma Hayes’ side will be right in the hunt again, with the likes of Arsenal - champions in 2018-19 – and Manchester City, who have been runners-up for each of the past four seasons, among their competitors.

With the top three sides qualifying for the UEFA Women’s Champions League, all 12 WSL teams have plenty to play for, although some clubs’ main ambition will simply be to avoid the drop.

The side who finish bottom will be relegated to the FA Women’s Championship – a fate that befell Bristol City in 2020-21 – and newly-promoted Leicester City, competing in the top flight of the women’s game for the first time, will be eager to avoid an immediate return.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Brighton & Hove Albion WFC 2 - 1 Reading WFC

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Match ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Reading Women 1.

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Second Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Reading Women 1.

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Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading Women).

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Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Reading Women 1. Charlie Wellings (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

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Foul by Sanne Troelsgaard (Reading Women).

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Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Danielle Carter tries a through ball, but Katie Robinson is caught offside.

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Attempt missed. Gemma Evans (Reading Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left following a set piece situation.

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Charlie Wellings (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Penalty conceded by Julia Olme (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) after a foul in the penalty area.

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Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Danielle Carter replaces Lee Geum-Min.

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Substitution, Reading Women. Sanne Troelsgaard replaces Tia Primmer because of an injury.

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Attempt saved. Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from very close range is saved.

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Attempt missed. Charlie Wellings (Reading Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Faye Bryson with a cross.

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Lily Woodham (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Attempt saved. Lauren Wade (Reading Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Charlie Wellings with a cross.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2, Reading Women 0. Katie Robinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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Attempt saved. Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

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Attempt blocked. Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Poppy Pattinson.

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Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Charlie Wellings (Reading Women).

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Faye Bryson (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Foul by Jorja Fox (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

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Substitution, Reading Women. Charlie Wellings replaces Natasha Dowie.

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Attempt missed. Emma Mukandi (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Rachel Rowe following a corner.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Kayleigh Green.

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Attempt missed. Deanna Cooper (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box following a corner.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Julia Olme.

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Attempt blocked. Tia Primmer (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lauren Wade.

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Foul by Tia Primmer (Reading Women).

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Attempt missed. Gemma Evans (Reading Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high following a set piece situation.

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Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Foul by Veatriki Sarri (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

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Hand ball by Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

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Attempt missed. Natasha Dowie (Reading Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rachel Rowe with a cross following a corner.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Veatriki Sarri.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Jorja Fox.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Kayleigh Green.

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Attempt missed. Natasha Dowie (Reading Women) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

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Attempt saved. Lauren Wade (Reading Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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Foul by Lauren Wade (Reading Women).

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Victoria Williams.

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Attempt missed. Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Robinson with a cross.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Attempt missed. Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Katie Robinson.

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Offside, Reading Women. Deanna Cooper tries a through ball, but Faye Bryson is caught offside.

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Second Half begins Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading Women 0.

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Substitution, Reading Women. Lauren Wade replaces Diane Caldwell.

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First Half ends, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading Women 0.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

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Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Katie Robinson.

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Lily Woodham (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Tia Primmer (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Attempt saved. Katie Robinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Goal! Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1, Reading Women 0. Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box.

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Attempt missed. Katie Robinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Kayleigh Green.

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Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Attempt saved. Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved.

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Grace Moloney (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Julia Olme tries a through ball, but Lee Geum-Min is caught offside.

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Attempt missed. Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Attempt blocked. Veatriki Sarri (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Libby Bance.

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Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Grace Moloney.

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Attempt missed. Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Robinson with a headed pass.

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Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Katie Robinson tries a through ball, but Lee Geum-Min is caught offside.

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Offside, Reading Women. Rachel Rowe tries a through ball, but Deanna Cooper is caught offside.

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Natasha Dowie (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Diane Caldwell.

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Attempt blocked. Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Attempt blocked. Elisabeth Terland (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lee Geum-Min.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Julia Olme (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

14:22 , admin

Foul by Julia Olme (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

14:20 , admin

Attempt saved. Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

14:19 , admin

Attempt saved. Katie Robinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Attempt missed. Julia Olme (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Foul by Faye Bryson (Reading Women).

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Hand ball by Natasha Dowie (Reading Women).

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Diane Caldwell (Reading Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

14:13 , admin

Veatriki Sarri (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Offside, Reading Women. Emma Mukandi tries a through ball, but Gemma Evans is caught offside.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Foul by Diane Caldwell (Reading Women).

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Offside, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Julia Olme tries a through ball, but Elisabeth Terland is caught offside.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Deanna Cooper (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Foul by Diane Caldwell (Reading Women).

Brighton & Hove Albion vs Reading

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Foul by Kayleigh Green (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

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First Half begins.

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Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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