Women's Super League 1
Liverpool Ladies3Sunderland Ladies1

Liverpool Ladies 3-1 Sunderland Ladies

Jess Clarke
Jess Clarke combined well with Alex Greenwood to earn Liverpool a much-needed win

Liverpool bounced back from successive Women's Super League One defeats with a win over Sunderland in Casey Stoney's final game for the club.

Stoney, who will join Lionesses boss Phil Neville's staff after ending her 23-year-playing career, was sent out on a high by two goals from Jess Clarke.

The forward tapped in Alex Greenwood's cross but Dominique Bruinenberg found the corner to make it 1-1 at half-time.

Clarke headed in another Greenwood cross and Bethany England made it 3-1.

Liverpool had been thrashed 3-0 and 4-0 by Arsenal and Manchester City in their two previous league outings, but responded well to move up to third - above Arsenal, who play Everton on Friday.

Clarke combined excellently with Greenwood, finishing well from two pin-point crosses, and came close to claiming a hat-trick, volleying narrowly over the bar late on.

Line-ups

Liverpool Ladies

  • 23Flaherty
  • 3HarrisBooked at 59mins
  • 2Turner
  • 4StoneySubstituted forLonghurstat 90'minutes
  • 22Greenwood
  • 10Weir
  • 6Ingle
  • 9Clarke
  • 18Johnson
  • 8Coombs
  • 11EnglandSubstituted forBabajideat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Longhurst
  • 12Ramsey
  • 19Rodgers
  • 20Babajide
  • 36Hodson

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 14Sharp
  • 4Stewart
  • 6Williams
  • 5SjomanSubstituted forRamshawat 62'minutes
  • 37Staniforth
  • 8Lipka
  • 20BruinenbergSubstituted forLambertat 85'minutes
  • 16Pitman
  • 28Galloway
  • 11WyneSubstituted forJoiceat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 7Ramshaw
  • 17Joice
  • 18Lambert
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Preuss
  • 32Young
Referee:
Sarah Garratt
Attendance:
497

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool LadiesAway TeamSunderland Ladies
Possession
Home55%
Away45%
Shots
Home14
Away7
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 3, Sunderland Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 3, Sunderland Ladies 1.

Attempt saved. Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Kate Longhurst replaces Casey Stoney.

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Becky Flaherty.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Rinsola Babajide replaces Beth England because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Mollie Lambert replaces Dominique Bruinenberg.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Abbey Joice replaces Zaneta Wyne.

Delay in match Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) because of an injury.

Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kasia Lipka (Sunderland Ladies).

Delay in match Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from long range on the left misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Foul by Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies).

Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

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

Foul by Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt saved. Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Keira Ramshaw replaces Kylla Sjoman.

Attempt missed. Martha Harris (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Ellie Stewart.

Attempt blocked. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Martha Harris (Liverpool Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Martha Harris (Liverpool Ladies).

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

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Zaneta Wyne.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Ladies 3, Sunderland Ladies 1. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Ladies 2, Sunderland Ladies 1. Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies) header from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Greenwood with a cross.

Second Half

Second Half begins Liverpool Ladies 1, Sunderland Ladies 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 1, Sunderland Ladies 1.

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

Foul by Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies).

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Caroline Weir.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies108202942526
2Man City Women108113192225
3Liverpool Ladies106042013718
4Arsenal Women95222011917
5B'ham City Ladies104151415-113
6Reading Women93331912712
7Sunderland Ladies104061025-1512
8Everton Ladies93061314-19
9Bristol City Women10217527-227
10Yeovil Town Ladies9009031-310
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