Women's Super League 1
Man City Women6Doncaster Rovers Belles0

Women's Super League One: Manchester City Women 6-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Jill Scott
England midfielder Jill Scott netted her first league goal of the season

Manchester City Women thrashed bottom-of-the-table Doncaster Rovers Belles to go six points clear at the top of Women's Super League One.

The hosts led 5-0 at the break as Lucy Bronze, Jill Scott, Jane Ross, Jen Beattie and Kosovare Asllani scored.

England striker Toni Duggan added a sixth from close range late on.

Nick Cushing's side, who have not conceded in their first five league games of 2016, have played two games more than second-placed Chelsea.

Doncaster, meanwhile, remain without a point from three WSL 1 games.

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Manchester City and England defender Lucy Bronze: "It was good to score and get the game rolling.

"In a lot of other games we've not really capitalised on our early chances and that's left us digging ourselves out of a hole in order to get the result.

"Chelsea have two games in hand on us but our next game is against Chelsea and if we can beat them away, who's to say we can't keep that lead at the top?

"We know they are beatable and we know we can score against them and if we can tighten up at the back who's to say we can't stop them?"

Doncaster Rovers Belles midfielder Kasia Lipka: "We're still learning and obviously you can't afford to make mistakes at this level.

"Last season we could have a bad first half and just pick it up in the second half but you can't do that against these players.

"There is a massive jump in standard and obviously a lot of us have gone full time which is a big step up as well and we're still getting used to it.

"We've played Chelsea, Manchester City and have Arsenal coming up so it's a hard start but we'll learn from it."

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 23McManus
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 5Beattie
  • 7AsllaniSubstituted forCorbozat 56'minutes
  • 17Parris
  • 16Ross
  • 9Duggan

Substitutes

  • 10Corboz
  • 14Tynan
  • 18Kemp
  • 21Hourihan
  • 25Holland

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 1Hobbs
  • 17SimpkinsSubstituted forTierneyat 76'minutes
  • 5Roberts
  • 4Little
  • 18Barker
  • 6Lipka
  • 2Easton
  • 20HumphreySubstituted forNewboroughat 68'minutes
  • 7Omarsdottir
  • 11Sigsworth
  • 10Dowie

Substitutes

  • 3Tierney
  • 12Gummer
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 14Mosby
  • 15Newborough
Referee:
Lucy Oliver
Attendance:
2,227

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home29
Away6
Shots on Target
Home14
Away1
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home6
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 6, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 6, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) hits the bar with a left footed shot from the right side of the box.

Attempt blocked. Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Becky Easton.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Attempt missed. Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kasia Lipka (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Attempt saved. Natasha Dowie (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Natasha Dowie (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Samantha Tierney replaces Emily Simpkins.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 6, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

Attempt missed. Rhiannon Roberts (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt blocked. Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Rachel Newborough replaces Carla Humphrey.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Katrin Omarsdottir (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kasia Lipka.

Attempt blocked. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Daphne Corboz replaces Kosovare Asllani.

Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Natasha Dowie (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box.

Attempt blocked. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rhiannon Roberts.

Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jessica Sigsworth (Doncaster Rovers Belles).

Second Half

Second Half begins Manchester City Women 5, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Monday 2nd May 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women55001301315
2Chelsea Ladies33008269
3Arsenal Women521256-17
4Notts County Ladies31115504
5Liverpool Ladies411267-14
6B'ham City Ladies411224-24
7Sunderland Ladies403146-23
8Reading Women503269-33
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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