The result sees Villa leapfrog City into third.
Vice captain Chloe Knott said her values no longer aligned with the club after her abrupt departure.
The result means the NZ women finish 2023 with two wins from 16 games and just five goals to their credit.
Declan Rice headed home in the final play of the match to complete a seven-goal thriller against Luton Town.
The NRL star has since deleted the comment over inclusion in English football.
The Gunners are now four points clear of champions Manchester City.
The sides played the first of two matches in Bogota.
The Wellington side sit alone atop the competition table with an unbeaten run.
The Wellington team have now gone seven games without a loss this season.
The midfielder has been released from the rest of her contract, citing financial hardship.
The 27-year-old is walking away from football due to financial pressures.
The 27-year-old midfielder is stepping away from football indefinitely.
The strike has drawn comparisons with Wayne Rooney's famous goal against Manchester City in 2011.
"He had a wonderful manner, capable of handling everyone from the youngest player to the biggest star."
Next season will see a second Kiwi team split loyalties.
American billionaire Bill Foley is bringing a second club to Aotearoa.
The German headed home in the 89th minute to lift his side to first place in the standings.
Meanwhile, Newcastle made light work of 10-man Chelsea.
The hosts fought back from a goal down to round out Mt Smart's A-League double-header in style.
The victory sees the Kiwi side top of the table - for now.
More Football News: Players