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Manchester City Women 3-0 Brighton & Hove Albion Women: Leaders win again

A Nikita Parris brace increased her lead as the WSL's all-time top goal scorer
A Nikita Parris brace increased her lead as the WSL's all-time top goal scorer

Manchester City maintained top spot in the Women's Super League as they eased to victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.

Nikita Parris opened the scoring early on from the penalty spot after Lauren Hemp was brought down in the area.

Defender Gemma Bonner tapped in the second shortly after the half-hour mark and Parris got her second with a header to make it 3-0 before half-time.

England captain Steph Houghton went close to adding a fourth from a second-half free-kick which curled wide.

City remain a point above the second-placed Gunners, who have a game in hand.

But both of the top two's hopes of securing European qualification were boosted as third-placed Chelsea were beaten at home by fourth-placed Birmingham City.

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 4Bonner
  • 6Houghton
  • 5BeattieSubstituted forat 87'minutes
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 22EmslieSubstituted forLawleyat 79'minutes
  • 19WeirSubstituted forStanwayat 63'minutes
  • 17Parris
  • 15HempSubstituted forBremerat 78'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawley
  • 9Bremer
  • 12Stanway
  • 13Stenson
  • 14Morgan
  • 16Park

Brighton Women

  • 1HourihanSubstituted forHarrisat 36'minutes
  • 20Williams
  • 26Hack
  • 4Buet
  • 5Whelan
  • 3Gibbons
  • 10Natkiel
  • 15Green
  • 12PeplowSubstituted forSimpkinsat 73'minutes
  • 7WhelanSubstituted forUmotongat 45'minutes
  • 16Brazil

Substitutes

  • 8Barton
  • 9Umotong
  • 18Brett
  • 19Harris
  • 21Simpkins
  • 27Connolly
Referee:
Amy Fearns
Attendance:
1,279

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamBrighton Women
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home19
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away2
Corners
Home13
Away2
Fouls
Home8
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Ellie Brazil.

Attempt missed. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Fern Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Buet with a cross.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Attempt blocked. Ellie Brazil (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Felicity Gibbons.

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women).

Danielle Buet (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women).

Felicity Gibbons (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jennifer Beattie went off injured after Manchester City Women had used all subs.

Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Felicity Gibbons (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Attempt missed. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Ellie Brazil.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

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

Substitution

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

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Pauline Bremer replaces Lauren Hemp.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Ellie Brazil.

Substitution

Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Emily Simpkins replaces Chloe Peplow.

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

Foul by Felicity Gibbons (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

Victoria Williams (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Claire Emslie with a cross.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Harris.

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.

Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danielle Buet (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Attempt missed. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

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

Foul by Fern Whelan (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway replaces Caroline Weir.

Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

Danielle Buet (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Karen Bardsley.

Attempt saved. Ini-Abasi Umotong (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kayleigh Green.

Attempt missed. Chloe Peplow (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Victoria Williams.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1410404083234
2Arsenal Women13110250113933
3Chelsea Women148422291328
4B'ham City Women149141912728
5Bristol City Women136341316-321
6Reading Women135351818018
7West Ham Women135171926-716
8Liverpool Women134181022-1213
9Brighton Women142210931-228
10Everton Ladies12138723-166
11Yeovil Town Ladies131012839-313
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