The FA Women's Super League
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Liverpool Ladies 0-0 Manchester City Women

Jane Ross (left) and Gemma Bonner
Manchester City are yet to concede a goal in seven league games

Women's Super League One leaders Manchester City dropped their first points of the season after a frustrating stalemate at Liverpool.

The hosts started well, Karen Bardsley saving from Caroline Weir and Shanice van de Sanden thwarted by Lucy Bronze.

City then began to dominate, forcing Siobhan Chamberlain into saves from Toni Duggan and Bronze's fierce effort.

Liverpool came closest to a goal 12 minutes from time, Rosie White heading a Laura Coombs corner onto the bar.

The draw keeps City clear of Chelsea at the top heading into the mid-season break, while Liverpool are three points behind third-placed Birmingham.

Liverpool captain Gemma Bonner: "City are a great side who are top of league and flying high.

"We know the quality they possess in the team but we also know that we've got it as well, so for us we wanted to play our own game, disrupt them and I think to keep a clean sheet tonight, we're delighted with that.

"For us it's definitely a step in the right direction, I'm really proud of the girls' efforts tonight.

"We've been scoring a lot of goals this season but I think for us it was a really disciplined performance - I think tactically we were brilliant and our defensive shape was superb."

Manchester City midfielder Jennifer Beattie: "We're definitely disappointed not to get three points - with the run we've been on, we've been playing well, but unfortunately we just didn't match up to our standards today.

"A point is a point; we came in to get three - we've been on a good run and it's time to kick on for the next part of the season.

"We'll go onto the break, regroup and hope to get ourselves off to a winning start in the next half.

"It does feel like a loss, we've all said that after the game, but we'll look at it again, figure what went wrong and take it into the next game."

Line-ups

Liverpool Women

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 44Murray
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 7Longhurst
  • 8Coombs
  • 11Van de SandenSubstituted forHodsonat 90+6'minutes
  • 13White
  • 40HardingSubstituted forCharlesat 90'minutes
  • 10WeirSubstituted forLundhat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4van den Berg
  • 9Lundh
  • 12Gibbons
  • 17Charles
  • 20Zelem
  • 33Pacheco
  • 36Hodson

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 23McManus
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 5Beattie
  • 7AsllaniSubstituted forChristiansenat 60'minutes
  • 17ParrisSubstituted forStanwayat 82'minutes
  • 16Ross
  • 9DugganSubstituted forCorbozat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Corboz
  • 11Christiansen
  • 12Stanway
  • 14Tynan
  • 20Campbell
  • 21Hourihan
Referee:
Martin Woods
Attendance:
936

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ashley Hodson replaces Shanice Van de Sanden.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women).

  6. Post update

    Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  7. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Emma Lundh.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Demi Stokes.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Foul by Shanice Van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies).

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Niamh Charles replaces Natasha Harding.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

  14. Post update

    Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Emma Lundh replaces Caroline Weir.

  18. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway replaces Nikita Parris.

  20. Post update

    Delay in match Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women76101501519
2Chelsea Women6501168815
3B'ham City Women732244011
4Liverpool Women7223131308
5Arsenal Women521256-17
6Notts County Ladies511357-24
7Reading Women604269-34
8Sunderland Ladies6033512-73
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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