Women's Super League 1
Sunderland Ladies3B'ham City Ladies0

Sunderland Ladies 3-0 Birmingham City Ladies

Dominique Bruinenberg
Dominique Bruinenberg is a former under-19 international with The Netherlands

Sunderland moved up to fifth in Women's Super League One with a comfortable win over Birmingham City.

Former Verona midfielder Dominique Bruinenberg put Sunderland in front shortly after half-time, firing in from the edge of the area.

Hayley Sharp's low finish made it two, before Abbey Joice's well-taken third.

Birmingham created chances, but Rachel Williams missed the target, after the hosts' keeper Rachael Laws' double save denied Williams and Charlie Wellings.

Defeat was the Blues' third in a row in league matches, while Sunderland - who have played at least one match more than eight other sides - moved within a point of fourth-placed Arsenal.

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 14Sharp
  • 4Stewart
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 67mins
  • 16Pitman
  • 37Staniforth
  • 8Lipka
  • 20BruinenbergSubstituted forSjomanat 71'minutes
  • 11Wyne
  • 28Galloway
  • 7RamshawSubstituted forJoiceat 26'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Sjoman
  • 9Koren
  • 17Joice
  • 18Lambert
  • 25Barker
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Preuss

B'ham City Ladies

  • 29Hampton
  • 4Carter
  • 3Sargeant
  • 25Mannion
  • 6HarropBooked at 89mins
  • 15Wellings
  • 26Ladd
  • 8MaylingSubstituted forQuinnat 61'minutes
  • 14Follis
  • 11HegerbergSubstituted forAyisiat 74'minutes
  • 17Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Williams
  • 7Ayisi
  • 13Ewers
  • 19Westwood
  • 20Cusack
  • 27Quinn
  • 28Stenson
Referee:
Paul Brown

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamB'ham City Ladies
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home11
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away6
Fouls
Home8
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 3, Birmingham City Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 3, Birmingham City Ladies 0.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 3, Birmingham City Ladies 0. Abbey Joice (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth.

Attempt blocked. Abbey Joice (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Bridget Galloway.

Attempt blocked. Ellie Stewart (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth with a cross.

Foul by Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies).

Abbey Joice (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies).

Kasia Lipka (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies).

Abbey Joice (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 2, Birmingham City Ladies 0. Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Ellie Stewart (Sunderland Ladies) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth with a cross.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Jessica Carter.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Freda Ayisi with a cross.

Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies).

Foul by Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies).

Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Meaghan Sargeant.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Lucy Quinn.

Foul by Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies).

Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Aoife Mannion with a cross.

Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Lucy Staniforth tries a through ball, but Bridget Galloway is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Freda Ayisi replaces Andrine Hegerberg.

Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Andrine Hegerberg.

Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Zaneta Wyne (Sunderland Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Kylla Sjoman replaces Dominique Bruinenberg.

Foul by Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies).

Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominique Bruinenberg.

Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Wellings.

Attempt missed. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hayley Ladd following a set piece situation.

Attempt blocked. Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Victoria Williams (Sunderland Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women55001951415
2Chelsea Women54102121913
3Liverpool Ladies64021551012
4Arsenal Women5311118310
5Sunderland Ladies7304718-119
6Reading Women522112578
7Bristol City Women6213417-137
8Everton Ladies72051112-16
9B'ham City Ladies6114713-64
10Yeovil Town Ladies6006022-220
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