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Manchester City Women 3-0 Birmingham City Women: Keira Walsh helps hosts extend 100% start

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Man City beat Birmingham to maintain winning run

Manchester City's winning start to the Women's Super League season continued as they comfortably beat Birmingham City for a fourth WSL win from four.

A deflected strike from England midfielder Keira Walsh put the hosts ahead in quiet, drab first half.

Man City were much livelier after the break and Tessa Wullaert turned in from Janine Beckie's cross, before Lee Geum-min's finish from Lauren Hemp's ball.

The result puts them top of the table, with Arsenal facing Chelsea on Sunday.

Man City have won their first seven games in all competitions this term, keeping four clean sheets from a possible four in the league.

By contrast, Marta Tejedor's visitors remain without a goal or a point in the WSL this term, although they have a game in hand.

Belgium's Wullaert and England winger Hemp both hit the post for the hosts, who were excellent after the break.

At the other end, Birmingham rarely threatened to pull one back and failed to have a single effort on target.

The hosts' afternoon was capped off by a first goal in English football for substitute Lee Geum-min, after the South Korea forward's summer move from Gyeongju KHNP.

The Gunners and Nick Cushing's leaders are the only WSL sides to boast 100% records and they will both resume their Women's Champions League campaigns this week.

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 2MannionSubstituted forVeiga Santiago Fidalgoat 87'minutes
  • 6Houghton
  • 4BonnerBooked at 74mins
  • 5Campbell
  • 8ScottSubstituted forParkat 80'minutes
  • 24Walsh
  • 19Weir
  • 11BeckieSubstituted forLeeat 71'minutes
  • 25Wullaert
  • 15Hemp

Substitutes

  • 3Stokes
  • 12Toland
  • 16Park
  • 17Lee
  • 28Bissell
  • 34Benameur
  • 35Veiga Santiago Fidalgo

B'ham City Women

  • 1Hampton
  • 2Mayling
  • 25Holloway
  • 6Harrop
  • 15Jordan
  • 7Arthur
  • 20WalkerSubstituted forScottat 71'minutes
  • 10Visalli
  • 18Scofield
  • 11Grant
  • 8WilliamsSubstituted forWhippat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Scott
  • 13Brooks
  • 17Logan
  • 19Whipp
  • 27Jones
Referee:
Helen Conley
Attendance:
1,834

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamB'ham City Women
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home12
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away0
Corners
Home4
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 3, Birmingham City Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 3, Birmingham City Women 0.

Foul by Megan Campbell (Manchester City Women).

Lucy Whipp (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Matilde Fidalgo replaces Aoife Mannion.

Attempt missed. Lauren Hemp (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Tessa Wullaert.

Lee Geum-Min (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Adrienne Jordan (Birmingham City Women).

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Aoife Mannion.

Attempt blocked. Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Harriet Scott with a cross.

Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Abbi Grant (Birmingham City Women).

Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

Connie Scofield (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Jessica Park replaces Jill Scott.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 3, Birmingham City Women 0. Lee Geum-Min (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lauren Hemp.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Lucy Whipp replaces Rachel Williams.

Foul by Lee Geum-Min (Manchester City Women).

Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Manchester City Women).

Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women).

Abbi Grant (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Tessa Wullaert (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Harriet Scott (Birmingham City Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Lee Geum-Min replaces Janine Beckie.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Harriet Scott replaces Claudia Walker.

Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Connie Scofield (Birmingham City Women).

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Janine Beckie.

Tessa Wullaert (Manchester City Women) hits the right post with a left footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Lauren Hemp.

Attempt saved. Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Tessa Wullaert.

Attempt saved. Caroline Weir (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Janine Beckie.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Brianna Visalli (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Brianna Visalli (Birmingham City Women).

Attempt missed. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Caroline Weir with a cross following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women440070712
2Arsenal Women33007169
3Chelsea Women32106157
4Everton32013126
5Tottenham Women32013126
6Man Utd Women31022203
7Reading Women210112-13
8West Ham Women310224-23
9Brighton Women302115-42
10Bristol City Women301206-61
11Liverpool Women300304-40
12B'ham City Women300305-50
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