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Manchester City Women 4-0 Liverpool Ladies

Manchester City regained top spot in Women's Super League One with a stylish home win over Liverpool.

The unbeaten Citizens swept the Reds aside, but took a fortunate early lead when an attempted Liverpool clearance hit Nikita Parris and flew in.

City added three further goals after half-time, including Parris' second.

Izzy Christiansen scored from a penalty and Parris headed in the third before Abbie McManus netted when her blocked shot rebounded off her and flew in.

McManus had clipped the post in the first half for the hosts, who regained their two-point lead at the top of the table after rivals Chelsea's win at Birmingham City on Saturday.

Liverpool, who slip to fourth following Arsenal's victory over bottom side Yeovil, almost pulled one back through Beth England, but her close-range effort was saved.

Line-ups

Man City Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 26Roebuck
  • 23McManus
  • 2Jans
  • 5Beattie
  • 3Stokes
  • 12StanwaySubstituted forTooneat 63'minutes
  • 24Walsh
  • 11Christiansen
  • 17Parris
  • 10Nadim
  • 22EmslieSubstituted forLawleyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawley
  • 14Morgan
  • 15Spetsmark
  • 16Ross
  • 18Toone
  • 88Bentley

Liverpool Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 23Flaherty
  • 44Murray
  • 2TurnerSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 7LonghurstSubstituted forRobertsat 86'minutes
  • 3HarrisSubstituted forBabajideat 65'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 10Weir
  • 11England
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 12Ramsey
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Rodgers
  • 20Babajide
  • 36Hodson
  • 40Roberts
Referee:
Scott Simpson
Attendance:
2,356

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Manchester City Women 4, Liverpool Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 4, Liverpool Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Manchester City Women. Keira Walsh tries a through ball, but Melissa Lawley is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Ella Toone (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies).

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Melissa Lawley.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Lucy Roberts replaces Kate Longhurst.

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

    Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Ladies).

  10. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Satara Murray.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ella Toone.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Satara Murray.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Ella Toone (Manchester City Women).

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Ella Toone (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abbie McManus.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Manchester City Women 4, Liverpool Ladies 0. Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Manchester City Women. Melissa Lawley replaces Claire Emslie.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Mie Jans.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women98103172425
2Chelsea Women97202742323
3Arsenal Women95222011917
4Liverpool Women95041712515
5Sunderland Ladies9405922-1312
6B'ham City Women93151215-310
7Reading Women8233151239
8Everton Women93061314-19
9Bristol City Women9216523-187
10Yeovil United8008029-290
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