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Women's Super League One: Reading Women 0-1 Liverpool Ladies

Reading v Liverpool
Liverpool Ladies have moved up to fourth in WSL 1 with victory over Reading

Katie Zelem's late goal gave Liverpool Ladies victory over a Reading side still waiting for their first Women's Super League One win of the season.

Liverpool's Laura Coombs hit the home crossbar in a goalless first half.

In the second period, Royals forward Melissa Fletcher hit the post before Lauren Bruton had a penalty saved by Reds keeper Siobhan Chamberlain.

With five minutes remaining, substitute Zelem headed home as the Royals dropped to second from bottom.

Reading goalkeeper Mary Earps:

"I felt like we were on top of the game.

"It's so disappointing to lose a goal so late on, especially one that we could have defended better, but we're going to have to pick ourselves up and go again against Chelsea.

"It didn't come off tonight, it's gutting all round. It was a good performance and not one we deserved to come away with nothing from."

Liverpool captain Gemma Bonner:

"I think we did deserve it.

"Reading had a good game plan to frustrate us, they defended in a block, fair play and credit to them, they did it well.

"I think for us we created chance after chance and it was only a matter of time, it doesn't matter how it goes in, it's an important three points for us."

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 19Earps
  • 2Jane
  • 6McGeeSubstituted forJonesat 84'minutes
  • 12Davies
  • 3Scott
  • 5BartripSubstituted forHinesat 83'minutes
  • 8Allen
  • 23Rowe
  • 9Bruton
  • 7Follis
  • 11Boho SayoSubstituted forFletcherat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hines
  • 13Perry
  • 14May-Walkley
  • 18Ward
  • 20Fletcher
  • 22Jones
  • 39Sansom

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 44Murray
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 4van den Berg
  • 7Longhurst
  • 8Coombs
  • 9LundhSubstituted forVan de Sandenat 60'minutes
  • 13WhiteSubstituted forZelemat 69'minutes
  • 40HardingBooked at 57mins
  • 10Weir

Substitutes

  • 3Harris
  • 11Van de Sanden
  • 12Gibbons
  • 20Zelem
  • 36Hodson
Referee:
Sian Massey-Ellis
Attendance:
504

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamLiverpool Ladies
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home7
Away14
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Ladies 0, Liverpool Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Ladies 0, Liverpool Ladies 1.

Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harriet Scott (Reading Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Nia Jones replaces Kirsty McGee.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Kayleigh Hines replaces Molly Bartrip.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Ladies 0, Liverpool Ladies 1. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mandy van den Berg.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

Attempt blocked. Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Shanice Van de Sanden.

Attempt saved. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Shanice Van de Sanden with a cross.

Foul by Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies).

Harriet Scott (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Natasha Harding.

Attempt missed. Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Melissa Fletcher.

Attempt missed. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Shanice Van de Sanden.

Attempt blocked. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Shanice Van de Sanden.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Kate Longhurst.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Katie Zelem replaces Rosie White.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Siobhan Chamberlain.

Penalty saved! Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) fails to capitalise on this great opportunity, right footed shot saved in the bottom left corner.

Penalty conceded by Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool Ladies) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Reading Ladies. Lauren Bruton draws a foul in the penalty area.

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

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies).

Attempt saved. Harriet Scott (Reading Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Siobhan Chamberlain.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Gemma Bonner.

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies).

Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harriet Scott (Reading Ladies).

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Melissa Fletcher replaces Jade.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Foul by Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies).

Remi Allen (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Manchester City Women1311203232935
2Chelsea Ladies1291233122128
3Arsenal Ladies1272321101123
4Liverpool Ladies136432015522
5Birmingham City Ladies13553810-220
6Notts County Ladies122371020-109
7Sunderland Ladies132381431-179
8Reading Women12066918-96
9Doncaster Rovers Belles100010432-280
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