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W-League review: Melbourne City shine again; Victory are becoming Dowie FC

Natasha Dowie of Victory celebrates a goal
Natasha Dowie has been in good scoring form for Melbourne Victory.

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

Sydney defeat Canberra 4-0 in a catch-up game before drawing 0-0 with Brisbane three days later; City stay top with 2-0 win over Newcastle; Victory climb into finals contention with 3-0 win over Adelaide; Wanderers bounce back with 3-1 win over Perth.

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Winners

Melbourne Victory (aka Dowie FC)

It's weird to describe Melbourne Victory as a dark horse given they're the reigning W-League...

FA Women's Super League: Australia star Sam Kerr helps Chelsea beat Arsenal

The Matildas star opened her Chelsea account with a close-range header in the Blues' 4-1 victory over Arsenal.

Australia international striker Sam Kerr scored her first Chelsea goal as the Blues beat champions Arsenal 4-1 away on Sunday and blew the FA Women's Super League title race wide open.

Emma Hayes' Chelsea team are now just a point behind Arsenal and Manchester City, who won 2-0 at Birmingham to take over at the top on goal difference with 33 points, but with a game in hand.

At the other end of the table, Liverpool beat Bristol City 1-0 to move off the bottom on goal difference with their first win...

Raso to join Kerr in English Women's Super League

Hayley Raso has played 40 times for Australia.

Matildas winger Hayley Raso will join Sam Kerr in England's Women's Super League, with a move to Everton appearing done and dusted.

Raso was a notable exclusion from Brisbane's squad on Thursday for the Roar's W-League match against Sydney FC, instead heading off to England to sign a six-month contract with the Toffees.

The 25-year-old famously recovered from a broken back to make the Matildas' 2019 World Cup squad.

She will become the second Australian in the English competition after Kerr's much-anticipated...

W-League review: Kyah Simon's recovery is a boost for Melbourne City and Matildas

The W-League weekend in 280 characters or less

City extend their unbeaten streak with 4-0 thrashing of Canberra, Newcastle's game against Adelaide is rescheduled due to heat and smoke, and Western Sydney record their first loss of the season after a 4-0 drubbing at home to Brisbane Roar.

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Melbourne City's Kyah Simon (centre) could make her first Matildas appearance in over a year after hitting form in the W-League.

Winners

Kyah Simon

Kyah Simon has had A Week. On Wednesday, the veteran striker was recalled by Australia for their Olympic qualifiers in February...

Kyah Simon returns as Matildas name squad for 2020 Olympic qualifiers

Kyah Simon
Kyah Simon has been recalled to the Matildas squad after missing the summer's World Cup through injury.

Melbourne City striker Kyah Simon has been included in the 20-member Matildas squad for the 2020 Olympics qualification matches in China next month.

A succession of ankle and hamstring injuries meant Simon was left out of the Australia's squad for last year's Women's World Cup in France, as well as November's friendlies against Chile.

"I haven't had her in a match day scenario... she's been injured for a long period of time," Matildas boss Ante Milicic said. "I feel she's slowly getting back to...