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Women's Super League One: Manchester City Women 1-1 Liverpool Ladies

Liverpool Ladies' Rosie White scores after four minutes against Manchester City
Liverpool's Rosie White took just four minutes to score against Manchester City

Jane Ross's equaliser maintained Women's Super League One leaders Manchester City's unbeaten start to the season as they drew with Liverpool.

The Scottish striker scored from close range as City stretched their lead over second-placed Chelsea to five points.

Rosie White silenced the home crowd in the fourth minute when she beat two defenders to fire past Karen Bardsley.

That was the first time the City keeper had been beaten in the league this season, but her side responded well.

City's Toni Duggan and Daphne Corboz were both inches away from converting Kosovare Asllani's low cross.

The hosts' second-half pressure paid off when Ross tapped home on 66 minutes from a driven Nikita Parris cross.

Reds keeper Siobhan Chamberlain pulled off the save of the game to keep out Jill Scott's header before a flurry of chances in injury time.

The home side had a penalty appeal turned down, before Liverpool's Niamh Charles was denied by Bardsley and then Ross was thwarted by Chamberlain.

A second successive draw for Liverpool, the 2014 champions, keeps them in fifth place.

Manchester City Women midfielder Jill Scott:

"We know if we play well, we can beat most teams at home. It's frustrating but it's not a loss, it's another point on the board and we're still unbeaten in the league,

"In the second half we played a lot better. We created a lot of chances. We just needed that bit of luck to go our way.

"We piled the pressure on late on and we thought we'd be able to nick the win. When the five additional minutes were signalled, I believed that we would go on to get the three points."

Liverpool Ladies keeper Siobhan Chamberlain:

"We played really well. We stuck to the game plan and we could have come into half time having scored two, maybe even three goal.

"They were on top in parts of the second half but a draw is probably a fair result.

"It was always going to be difficult coming to a place like this. They're a fantastic side and they're up at the top of the league for a reason."

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 23McManusSubstituted forCampbellat 88'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 8ScottBooked at 51mins
  • 5Beattie
  • 10CorbozSubstituted forParrisat 45'minutes
  • 7Asllani
  • 9DugganSubstituted forMiddagat 61'minutes
  • 16Ross

Substitutes

  • 4Middag
  • 11Christiansen
  • 12Stanway
  • 17Parris
  • 18Toone
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Hourihan

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1ChamberlainBooked at 55mins
  • 44Murray
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 8CoombsSubstituted forZelemat 81'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 7Longhurst
  • 11Van de SandenSubstituted forLundhat 74'minutes
  • 13White
  • 40HardingSubstituted forCharlesat 90'minutes
  • 10Weir

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 4van den Berg
  • 9Lundh
  • 17Charles
  • 20Zelem
  • 23Gibbons
  • 36Hodson
Referee:
Matt Donohue
Attendance:
2,172

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamLiverpool Ladies
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home20
Away11
Shots on Target
Home7
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 1, Liverpool Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 1, Liverpool Ladies 1.

Foul by Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women).

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt saved. Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Kosovare Asllani (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Kosovare Asllani (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is blocked.

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Niamh Charles replaces Natasha Harding.

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Megan Campbell replaces Abbie McManus.

Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women).

Emma Lundh (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Attempt missed. Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Katie Zelem replaces Laura Coombs.

Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Emma Lundh replaces Shanice Van de Sanden.

Attempt saved. Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Siobhan Chamberlain.

Attempt saved. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) header from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Siobhan Chamberlain.

Attempt saved. Tessel Middag (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 1, Liverpool Ladies 1. Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

Attempt missed. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Tessel Middag replaces Toni Duggan.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women86201611520
2Chelsea Ladies6501168815
3B'ham City Ladies732244011
4Arsenal Women6312107310
5Liverpool Ladies8233141409
6Notts County Ladies621378-17
7Reading Women604269-34
8Sunderland Ladies7034617-113
9Doncaster Rovers Belles4004314-110
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