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

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WSL Highlights: 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

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

Substitutes

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

Liverpool Women

  • 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

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

Full Time

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

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

Foul by Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women).

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

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

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.

Substitution

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

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Leighanne Robe.

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.

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.

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

Foul by Sophie Bradley-Auckland (Liverpool Women).

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.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Frances Kitching.

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.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Ashley Hodson replaces Niamh Charles.

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

Foul by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Women).

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

Attempt saved. Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Abbi Grant.

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

Foul by Jemma Purfield (Liverpool Women).

Attempt blocked. Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrienne Jordan with a cross.

Booking

Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women).

Kirsty Linnett (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women).

Kirsty Linnett (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Rhiannon Roberts (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Kirsty Linnett (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Niamh Charles (Liverpool Women) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Rinsola Babajide with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Kirsty Linnett replaces Melissa Lawley.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk replaces Jessica Clarke.

Attempt missed. Abbi Grant (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Brianna Visalli (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Leighanne Robe.

Attempt blocked. Abbi Grant (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Brianna Visalli.

Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Adrienne Jordan.

Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

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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