WSL 1: Birmingham City Ladies 1-0 Liverpool Ladies

Karen Carney
Karen Carney's goal was Birmingham's first in the Women's Super League in 456 minutes in front of their own supporters at Solihull Moors

Karen Carney scored the only goal of the game as Birmingham City beat Liverpool to register their first Women's Super League win of 2015.

Carney netted what was Birmingham's first league goal at home this term, converting from the penalty spot after Martha Harris handled the ball.

Reds goalkeeper Libby Stout did well to deny Kirsty Linnett and Jo Potter either side of the break.

In response, Katrin Omarsdottir and Ashley Hodson both fired over the bar.

Victory is Birmingham's first since their season-opening triumph over Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup and ends a 10-match winless run.

It eases pressure on David Parker's relegation-threatened team as they move four points clear of bottom side Bristol Academy and to within three points of Liverpool in sixth.

Birmingham City: Spencer; Windell, Mannion, Harrop, Carter; Allen, Moore, Potter ; Lawley, Linnett, Carney.

Substitutes not used: Sargeant, Wellings, Edwards, Westwood, Haines, Peplow.

Liverpool: Stout, Easton, Bonner, Longhurst (Schroder 78) Harris; Staniforth (Ryland 56), Omarsdotir, Zelem; Smorsgarred (Hodson 56), Dowie, White.

Substitutes not used: Derbyshire, Green, Dale, Pactieco.

Attendance: 778

Referee: A Howson

As It Stood

1Sunderland Ladies96032013718
2Chelsea Women8521137617
3Arsenal Women8431116515
4Notts County Ladies84221510514
5Man City Women732274311
6Liverpool Women73049909
7B'ham City Women803518-73
8Bristol City Women9027625-192
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