Women's Super League 1
Bristol City Women1Man City Women6

Bristol City Women 1-6 Manchester City Women

Jill Scott celebrates with Manchester City teammate Nikita Parris
Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott (left) has scored four goals this season

Manchester City moved top of Women's Super League One on goal difference as they put six past hosts Bristol City.

Jill Scott's header from a corner saw Man City lead 1-0 at half-time.

Claire Emslie's curling free-kick, Jane Ross' poked finish and Nikita Parris' strike put the visitors well clear after the break.

The hosts' Millie Turner pulled one back, but substitute Nadia Nadim added a fine fifth, before Georgia Stanway's late sixth.

Victory saw Man City take full advantage of their game in hand on title rivals Chelsea, who slipped to second, while Bristol City stay ninth.

Nick Cushing's side - who began the night three points and three goals behind Chelsea - moved top by two goals, with four matches remaining, as England boss Phil Neville watched on at Stoke Gifford Stadium.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

  • 22Baggaley
  • 12AllenBooked at 84mins
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 21Turner
  • 4MatthewsBooked at 60minsSubstituted forDykesat 68'minutes
  • 18WilsonSubstituted forPalmerat 36'minutes
  • 20Biesmans
  • 7Arthur
  • 9Daniels
  • 29FarrowSubstituted forEstcourtat 64'minutes
  • 11Hemp

Substitutes

  • 2Dykes
  • 5Brown
  • 13Watson
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Estcourt
  • 17Woodham

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 14Morgan
  • 6Houghton
  • 5BeattieBooked at 73mins
  • 23McManus
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 12Stanway
  • 17Parris
  • 16RossSubstituted forNadimat 74'minutes
  • 22EmslieSubstituted forLawleyat 62'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jans
  • 4Middag
  • 7Lawley
  • 10Nadim
  • 11Christiansen
  • 18Toone
  • 26Roebuck
Referee:
Sarah Garratt
Attendance:
568

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home13
Away27
Shots on Target
Home4
Away13
Corners
Home6
Away11
Fouls
Home8
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Manchester City Women 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Manchester City Women 6.

Goal!

Own Goal by Sophie Baggaley, Bristol City WFC. Bristol City WFC 1, Manchester City Women 6.

Attempt missed. Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Aimee Palmer.

Attempt missed. Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lauren Hemp.

Attempt missed. Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.

Attempt saved. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nadia Nadim.

Booking

Flo Allen (Bristol City WFC) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Flo Allen (Bristol City WFC).

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City WFC 1, Manchester City Women 5. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Stephanie Houghton.

Offside, Bristol City WFC. Charlie Estcourt tries a through ball, but Loren Dykes is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lauren Hemp with a cross.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aimee Palmer (Bristol City WFC).

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

Attempt missed. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

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

Offside, Manchester City Women. Stephanie Houghton tries a through ball, but Nadia Nadim is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Charlie Estcourt.

Attempt saved. Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Aimee Palmer.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Nadia Nadim replaces Jane Ross.

Booking

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Aimee Palmer.

Attempt blocked. Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jennifer Beattie.

Attempt blocked. Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Melissa Lawley with a cross.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Danique Kerkdijk.

Attempt blocked. Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Lauren Hemp.

Attempt saved. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Keira Walsh.

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Karen Bardsley.

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Nikita Parris.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Loren Dykes replaces Jasmine Matthews.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City WFC 1, Manchester City Women 4. Millie Turner (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

Attempt saved. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Nikita Parris.

Attempt blocked. Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Aimee Palmer.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women14102242142832
2Chelsea Ladies149503592632
3Reading Women1684436171928
4Arsenal Women1584328161228
5B'ham City Ladies1582525151026
6Liverpool Ladies158162721625
7Sunderland Ladies1541101235-2313
8Everton Ladies143291521-611
9Bristol City Women143110838-3010
10Yeovil Town Ladies140212042-422
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