Claudia Walker's fifth goal in five games was enough for Birmingham to beat Aston Villa 1-0 in the first WSL Second City derby on Women's Football Weekend. Both teams started cautiously playing at Villa Park for the first time with no fans to create a derby atmosphere. Villa's first real opportunity came in the 22nd minute when Shania Hayles shot straight at goalkeeper Hannah Hampton.
Leicester City moved in behind Manchester United at the head of the standings with a 2-0 success over Southampton.
Two of the English top-flight's five best players will do battle when Liverpool meet Manchester United at Anfield.