The FA Women's Super League
B'ham City Women2Sunderland Ladies0

Birmingham City Ladies 2-0 Sunderland Ladies

Ellen White
Ellen White has scored nine goals in 10 games for Birmingham this season

Goals from Ellen White and Rachel Williams helped Birmingham beat Sunderland to move up to third in the Women's Super League One table.

White's sixth goal in four games put City in front, firing into the far corner from Williams' knock down.

Williams then doubled the lead when her shot from just inside the box was deflected past keeper Rachael Laws.

Paige Williams had a corner pushed onto the bar after the break as Blues continued to control the game.

Mollie Lambert hit the post late on for Sunderland, who stayed seventh in the table after their seventh defeat in 12 games this season.

Birmingham's seventh win in their past eight league games left them one point above fourth-placed Arsenal, having played two games more than the Gunners.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

  • 30Berger
  • 4Carter
  • 19WestwoodSubstituted forHarropat 87'minutes
  • 25Mannion
  • 2Williams
  • 26Ladd
  • 13EwersSubstituted forStringerat 64'minutes
  • 15Wellings
  • 17Williams
  • 27QuinnSubstituted forFollisat 71'minutes
  • 9White

Substitutes

  • 6Harrop
  • 7Ayisi
  • 8Mayling
  • 12Stringer
  • 14Follis
  • 20Cusack
  • 29Hampton

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 16Pitman
  • 14Sharp
  • 4StewartSubstituted forSjomanat 69'minutes
  • 11Wyne
  • 17JoiceSubstituted forYoungat 79'minutes
  • 18Lambert
  • 8Lipka
  • 20BruinenbergSubstituted forGriffithsat 68'minutes
  • 7Ramshaw
  • 37Staniforth

Substitutes

  • 5Sjoman
  • 9Koren
  • 23Griffiths
  • 27Gibson
  • 31Preuss
  • 32Young
Referee:
Abby Marriott
Attendance:
540

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamSunderland Ladies
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home8
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away4
Corners
Home6
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City Ladies 2, Sunderland Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 2, Sunderland Ladies 0.

Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies).

Kasia Lipka (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Ellen White (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Kerys Harrop replaces Emily Westwood.

Mollie Lambert (Sunderland Ladies) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Anna Young replaces Abbey Joice.

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City Ladies).

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

Attempt missed. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Emma Follis replaces Lucy Quinn.

Attempt missed. Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Mollie Lambert.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Zaneta Wyne.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Kylla Sjoman replaces Ellie Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Louise Griffiths replaces Dominique Bruinenberg.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Abbey-Leigh Stringer replaces Marisa Ewers because of an injury.

Ellen White (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies).

Delay in match Marisa Ewers (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Zaneta Wyne.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Zaneta Wyne.

Attempt missed. Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mollie Lambert (Sunderland Ladies).

Second Half

Second Half begins Birmingham City Ladies 2, Sunderland Ladies 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 2, Sunderland Ladies 0.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Hayley Sharp.

Attempt blocked. Ellen White (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Ellie Stewart.

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

Foul by Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies).

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

Attempt saved. Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women138503492529
2Man City Women1282233132026
3B'ham City Women137152215722
4Arsenal Women1163222121021
5Liverpool Women127052417721
6Reading Women1254326141219
7Sunderland Ladies124171128-1713
8Everton Ladies113171416-210
9Bristol City Women11218529-247
10Yeovil Town Ladies110011038-380
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