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How social media reacted to the first round of FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship matches

The new-look FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship kicked off at the weekend with plenty of drama, goals and top-class action.

In the Super League, an entertaining quirk of the fixtures computer threw up a Round 1 clash between last season’s top two – Chelsea and Manchester City – with a 0-0 scoreline the outcome in the fixture at Kingsmeadow.

Arsenal, on a quest to win their first title since 2012, sit atop the league standings after an emphatic 5-0 win over Liverpool at Meadow Park, with Vivianne Miedema firing in an opening-weekend hat-trick.

There were also wins for Reading, Birmingham City and Bristol City, with the Royals catching the eye in their 4-0 win over Yeovil Town.

There were even more goals in the Championship, where Manchester United began with a ruthless 12-0 victory over Aston Villa, while Lewes, Durham, Leicester City and Tottenham also celebrated three points.

Here, we take a look at how social media reacted to a fantastic opening weekend…

Chelsea’s Hedvig Lindahl thanked the 2,501 fans that came out to watch Chelsea take on Man City in the opening game of the season.

While her opponent on the day, Manchester City’s Jill Scott, echoed that sentiment

Arsenal highlighted one of their players’ supreme attacking performance against Liverpool

Bristol City’s Ella Rutherford enjoyed her season opener

Liverpool’s Courtney Sweetman-Kirk provided her thoughts on the club’s start to the season

Birmingham City’s Charlie Wellings didn’t take long to become a Super League match-winner

What a strike from Reading’s Gemma Davison!

Whilst Davison’s teammate, Natasha Harding, provided an excellent cross for Remi Allen’s goal and took to Twitter to celebrate the victory

Bristol City’s Lucy Graham scored an audacious lob in that fixture, but Tottenham’s Josie Green is pushing her heard for goal of the week

Leicester City’s Melissa Johnson was clearly pleased with her goal against Crystal Palace

Lewes’ Katie McIntrye is on the lookout for some new teammates

Manchester United made a brilliant start to the Women’s Championship by scoring twelve goals in their opening game, but Casey Stoney says there is still lots of room for improvement.

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