Women's Super League 1
Liverpool Ladies0Man City Women0

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 Ladies

  • 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 LadiesAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home33%
Away67%
Shots
Home5
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home7
Away13

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

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

Substitution

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

Foul by Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women).

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

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

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

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

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

Foul by Shanice Van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Niamh Charles replaces Natasha Harding.

Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

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

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

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Emma Lundh replaces Caroline Weir.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

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

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

Rosie White (Liverpool Ladies) hits the bar with a header from very close range. Assisted by Laura Coombs with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Daphne Corboz replaces Toni Duggan.

Attempt missed. Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

Attempt saved. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Foul by Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City Women).

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

Attempt missed. Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Foul by Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City Women).

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

Offside, Liverpool Ladies. Gemma Bonner tries a through ball, but Shanice Van de Sanden is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Isobel Christiansen replaces Kosovare Asllani.

Foul by Kosovare Asllani (Manchester City Women).

Satara Murray (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Siobhan Chamberlain.

Attempt saved. Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Attempt saved. Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Toni Duggan.

Attempt missed. Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women76101501519
2Chelsea Ladies6501168815
3B'ham City Ladies732244011
4Liverpool Ladies7223131308
5Arsenal Women521256-17
6Notts County Ladies511357-24
7Reading Women604269-34
8Sunderland Ladies6033512-73
9Doncaster Rovers Belles3003212-100
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