The FA Women's Super League
B'ham City WomenBirmingham City Women0Man City WomenManchester City Women2
Jane Ross (centre)
Jane Ross (centre) also scored in Manchester City's semi-final FA Cup loss to Chelsea

Manchester City Women made it three wins from three to start the Women's Super League season with a hard-fought win at Birmingham City Ladies.

City led through Daphne Corboz's tap-in after Nikita Parris hit the post.

Steph Houghton's curling free-kick towards the bottom corner was well kept out by keeper Sophie Baggaley as the visitors dominated the game.

In second-half stoppage time, Jane Ross headed home Parris' pinpoint cross to secure all three points.

Birmingham's best chance came through Melissa Lawley whose drive was saved by Karen Bardsley, but the hosts were second best throughout.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 25Mannion
  • 13MooreBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAllenat 45'minutes
  • 19Westwood
  • 6Harrop
  • 4Carter
  • 16PeplowSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
  • 11Potter
  • 14Lawley
  • 27Brazil
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forAyisiat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ayisi
  • 8Allen
  • 12Stringer
  • 20Edwards
  • 22Brown
  • 24Johnson
  • 26Davies

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 23McManus
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 5Beattie
  • 10Corboz
  • 7AsllaniSubstituted forStanwayat 79'minutes
  • 16Ross
  • 17Parris

Substitutes

  • 12Stanway
  • 14Tynan
  • 15Paul
  • 18Kemp
  • 21Hourihan
Referee:
Simon Barrow
Attendance:
956

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home3
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 2. Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies).

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

    Daphne Corboz (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies).

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Hand ball by Jane Ross (Manchester City Women).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Keeley Davies replaces Chloe Peplow.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway replaces Kosovare Asllani.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Foul by Jo Potter (Birmingham City Ladies).

  17. Post update

    Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Emily Westwood.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Jo Potter (Birmingham City Ladies).

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