Manchester City moved into second in the Women’s Super League after a 2-0 win against Reading, while Chelsea were held to a 1-1 draw by Brighton.

Pauline Bremer scored twice for City at Adams Park as they maintained their 100 per cent start to the season.

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The Germany international put City ahead in the 30th minute with a strike from the edge of the box and added a second goal just prior to the hour mark, finishing the follow-up after her initial effort was blocked by goalkeeper Grace Moloney.

Bremer came close to making it a hat-trick in the 73rd minute when her header hit a post.

City are one of two teams to have so far registered two wins from two games, the other being Everton following their 2-0 home victory over Bristol City.

Pauline Bremer scored both Manchester City goals in their 2-0 win Pauline Bremer scored both Manchester City goals in their 2-0 win Pauline Bremer scored both Manchester City goals in their 2-0 win

Chloe Kelly netted a brace in that game, two stunning right-footed efforts coming in quick succession shortly before the interval, and she was also denied a treble by the woodwork, sending another fine strike against the crossbar with 15 minutes of normal time to go.

Chelsea are third with four points after drawing 1-1 at Brighton thanks to Adelina Engman’s late equaliser.

Engman fired in from close range in stoppage time to cancel out Aileen Whelan’s 84th-minute effort for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Tottenham got their first WSL goal and points as Rachel Furness’ first-half penalty secured a 1-0 home win against Liverpool, who had Niamh Fahey sent off after the break.