Women's Super League 1
Man City Women3Sunderland Ladies0

Manchester City Women 3-0 Sunderland Ladies

Georgia Stanway shoots for Man City Women
Georgia Stanway thrashed in her fourth and fifth goals of the league season for Manchester City

Manchester City ended a three-game WSL 1 winless run with victory against Sunderland to avoid falling further behind leaders Chelsea.

Georgia Stanway's edge of the box drive gave City a first-half lead, and Rachel Laws tipped over Jen Beattie's header to deny the hosts a second.

Mollie Lambert went close for Sunderland after the break, while Abbey Joice's cross had City concerned.

However Stanway's second and Nadia Nadim's late effort secured the points.

Although City dominated for much of the game, Sunderland showed signs of their quality, noticeably through the lively Claire Emslie who went close late on.

The late Stanway effort - which took her tally to five for the season - and Nadim's low strike in injury time were cruel on the visitors, and in turn boosted the home side's goal difference.

City began the game three points behind Spring Series winners Chelsea and maintained that gap after both teams came away with three points from the midweek schedule.

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Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 14Morgan
  • 6HoughtonSubstituted forat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Beattie
  • 3Stokes
  • 24Walsh
  • 7LawleySubstituted forEmslieat 56'minutes
  • 8ScottSubstituted forChristiansenat 61'minutes
  • 12Stanway
  • 17Parris
  • 16RossSubstituted forNadimat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Jans
  • 4Middag
  • 10Nadim
  • 11Christiansen
  • 18Toone
  • 22Emslie

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 16PitmanBooked at 64mins
  • 14Sharp
  • 6Williams
  • 5Sjoman
  • 7Ramshaw
  • 8LipkaSubstituted forJoiceat 61'minutes
  • 20BruinenbergSubstituted forGallowayat 69'minutes
  • 11Wyne
  • 18LambertBooked at 60mins
  • 37Staniforth

Substitutes

  • 4Stewart
  • 9Koren
  • 17Joice
  • 23Griffiths
  • 28Galloway
  • 31Preuss
Referee:
Aaron Jackson
Attendance:
943

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamSunderland Ladies
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home31
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home9
Away1
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 3, Sunderland Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 3, Sunderland Ladies 0.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 3, Sunderland Ladies 0. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Claire Emslie.

Attempt blocked. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Esme Morgan.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rachael Laws.

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

Attempt missed. Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Stephanie Houghton went off injured after Manchester City Women had used all subs.

Delay in match Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Mollie Lambert (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 2, Sunderland Ladies 0. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

Attempt missed. Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

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

Attempt blocked. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Claire Emslie.

Attempt missed. Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rachael Laws (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Hayley Sharp.

Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nadia Nadim with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Keira Walsh.

Attempt blocked. Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

Attempt blocked. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Esme Morgan.

Attempt blocked. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Bridget Galloway replaces Dominique Bruinenberg.

Attempt missed. Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

Attempt missed. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Claire Emslie.

Booking

Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rachel Pitman (Sunderland Ladies).

Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Abbey Joice replaces Kasia Lipka.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Isobel Christiansen replaces Jill Scott.

Booking

Mollie Lambert (Sunderland Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Mollie Lambert (Sunderland Ladies).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Ladies149503592632
2Man City Women1392236132329
3Arsenal Women1273225131224
4Liverpool Ladies138052617924
5B'ham City Ladies147252215723
6Reading Women1464431171422
7Sunderland Ladies134181131-2013
8Everton Ladies123181417-310
9Bristol City Women12219531-267
10Yeovil Town Ladies130112042-421
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