great goal from Bethany England Alleviated Tottenham’s relegation fears with a vital 1-0 win over the lower club Leicester in the Women’s Super League.

The victory for the Spurs stopped a nine-back-to-back league losing streak, a string of results in which Rehanne Skinner was fired on Monday.

Vicky Jepson was asked to leave her assistant role to lead the group and became the mastermind for the first time. WSL The win since October thanks to England’s excellent kick into the top corner in the 65th minute.

Only two points separated the teams before kick-off, and the significance of the fixture provided a secretive 45-minute opening where Tottenham goalkeeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela needed treatment but was able to keep up.

Spurs interim boss Jepson was grateful to stay on the field before Korpela bailed out Hannah Cain in the 63rd minute and saw Ruby Mace and Sam Tierney both come close in the resulting corner.

Those squandered opportunities would come back to haunt Willie Kirk’s basement on Brisbane Road.

England took possession from the left, slashed inside and made a swerving, plunging effort into the top corner and passed the unformed Bayern Munich borrower Janina Leitzig.

England’s fifth goal for Tottenham since their high-profile move from Chelsea in January, the home team’s continued taste of victory and their rise to ninth place at the table and five points ahead of Leicester, who are alone in the relegation position, was invaluable. . section.