Match ends, Everton Ladies 1, Birmingham City Women 3.
England's Ellen White scored twice as Birmingham City Women came from behind to beat Everton Ladies in Southport.
The Women's Super League strugglers led when Inessa Kaagman found space to unleash an angled right-foot screamer from 15 yards on eight minutes, beating City's Hannah Hampton at the near post.
Hayley Ladd then levelled within a minute with a stunner of her own, a dipping right-foot volley on the turn.
White struck in each half to settle the outcome for fourth-placed Birmingham.
First, she scrambled in from a corner on 34 minutes before heading a killer third on 67 minutes.
Seven minutes later, Blues keeper Hampton then went to her right to save Kaagman's penalty to ensure a victory which narrows the gap on third-placed Chelsea to five points with a game in hand.
- 12JamesSubstituted forBruinenbergat 74'minutes
- 8KaagmanSubstituted forHughesat 76'minutes
- 7Boye-HlorkahSubstituted forCainat 75'minutes
B'ham City Women
- 2WilliamsSubstituted forMaylingat 72'minutes
- 14FollisSubstituted forWellingsat 82'minutes
- Paul Clarke
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 1, Birmingham City Women 3.
Offside, Birmingham City Women. Charlie Wellings tries a through ball, but Claudia Walker is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Megan Finnigan (Everton Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Siri Worm following a set piece situation.
Foul by Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Women).
Simone Magill (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Attempt saved. Hannah Cain (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Simone Magill.
Attempt missed. Ellen White (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aoife Mannion.
Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Dominique Bruinenberg (Everton Ladies).
Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Everton Ladies).
Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Lucy Quinn.
Attempt blocked. Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abbey-Leigh Stringer.
Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Simone Magill (Everton Ladies).
Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Charlie Wellings replaces Emma Follis.
Offside, Birmingham City Women. Aoife Mannion tries a through ball, but Meaghan Sargeant is caught offside.
Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Siri Worm.
Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.