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Women's Super League: Birmingham City 2-0 Liverpool

Birmingham City scored a goal in each half as they earned their first points of the season to beat Liverpool and send the two-time Women's Super League winners to the bottom of the table.

England midfielder Lucy Staniforth made the first, firing in a ninth-minute free-kick from the left, which was met by a header from defender Kerys Harrop.

That was also Blues' first goal in four matches this season after three blanks.

Staniforth then doubled their lead on 83 minutes to secure the three points.

Blues Women are now unbeaten in their past four WSL meetings with Liverpool, who have triumphed only once in their last five visits to Damson Park.

Vicky Jepson's Reds have only one point from this season's first five matches. They have now lost their last five on the road in the WSL, having failed to score in their last four.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Hampton
  • 2Mayling
  • 25Holloway
  • 6Harrop
  • 15Jordan
  • 7ArthurBooked at 68mins
  • 10Visalli
  • 37Staniforth
  • 19Whipp
  • 11GrantSubstituted forWalkerat 88'minutes
  • 8Williams

Substitutes

  • 3Scott
  • 13Brooks
  • 18Scofield
  • 20Walker
  • 26Simkin

Liverpool Women

Formation 4-4-1-1

  • 18Kitching
  • 22Jane
  • 6Bradley-Auckland
  • 3Robe
  • 23Purfield
  • 20Babajide
  • 4Roberts
  • 8Bailey
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forHodsonat 79'minutes
  • 11LawleySubstituted forLinnettat 63'minutes
  • 7ClarkeSubstituted forSweetman-Kirkat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Preuss
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 10Murray
  • 14Hodson
  • 19Rodgers
  • 21Kearns
  • 24Linnett
Referee:
Lisa Benn
Attendance:
1,056

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home62%
Away38%
Shots
Home22
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City Women 2, Liverpool Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City Women 2, Liverpool Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Liverpool Women. Leighanne Robe tries a through ball, but Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women).

  5. Post update

    Jemma Purfield (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Rhiannon Roberts (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Kirsty Linnett.

  7. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudia Walker (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth following a corner.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Claudia Walker replaces Abbi Grant.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Leighanne Robe.

  10. Post update

    Attempt saved. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leighanne Robe.

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Brianna Visalli (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Abbi Grant.

  12. Post update

    Abbi Grant (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  13. Post update

    Foul by Sophie Bradley-Auckland (Liverpool Women).

  14. Goal!

    Goal! Birmingham City Women 2, Liverpool Women 0. Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner following a corner.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Frances Kitching.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Sarah Mayling with a cross.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Women. Ashley Hodson replaces Niamh Charles.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from more than 35 yards misses to the right. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Women).

  20. Post update

    Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women5410113813
2Arsenal Women540193612
3Man City Women540171612
4Man Utd Women53027259
5Everton Women53027439
6Tottenham Women53025509
7West Ham Women520368-26
8Reading Women420246-26
9B'ham City Women410325-33
10Bristol City Women502329-72
11Brighton Women5023210-82
12Liverpool Women501417-61
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