Sporting Digest: Football

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Arsenal drew 2-2 with third-placed Croydon yesterday to stay top of the women's Premier Division. England's Rachel Yankey scored a superb solo goal to put Arsenal ahead in the 11th minute and Justine Lorton made it 2-0 with a blistering 25-yard drive in the 50th minute. Croydon hit back with a penalty scored by Kerry Davies and substitute Gemma Hunt equalised in the 70th minute. Southampton Saints beat Millwall Lionesses 2-0 with a penalty from captain Sharon Hayes and a strike from Emma Ritchie.

The former England international Johnny Byrne was fired as manager of South Africa's Cape Town Spurs yesterday. The sacking comes after his club threw away a 3-0 half-time lead against Manning Rangers in Cape Town on Saturday, losing the game 4-3.