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Women's Super League: West Ham United 4-2 Liverpool - Reds go bottom with defeat

Liverpool dropped to the foot of the Women's Super League after doubles from Adriana Leon and Martha Thomas led West Ham to a comfortable win.

The Reds had sunk to the bottom of the table after Bristol City's victory over Birmingham earlier in the day and were unable to produce a response.

West Ham's Leon and Thomas both struck with goals in each half.

Liverpool's Rachel Furness also scored twice to halve the deficit but it was too little too late for the Reds.

After a quiet opening 25 minutes West Ham hit Liverpool with a quickfire double, scoring twice in as many minutes.

First, Leon finished off a swift counter-attack, before Thomas doubled the advantage by converting Alisha Lehmann's cross from close range.

The home side's third came after 51 minutes when Thomas skilfully turned a defender before rifling home from outside the box.

Thomas was involved again on the hour mark when her cross was slotted home by Leon.

Liverpool showed their battling qualities by hitting back through Furness' free-kick and she also added a late consolation goal.

The defeat was Liverpool's 10th in 14 league games and leaves them looking up at the rest of the division. West Ham remain eighth after their first win in three matches.

Line-ups

West Ham Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Moorhouse
  • 22FiskSubstituted forRedisch Kvammeat 63'minutes
  • 5Flaherty
  • 26Vetterlein
  • 11BaunachSubstituted forWallénat 83'minutes
  • 23Middag
  • 21Dali
  • 10SimicSubstituted forLittlejohnat 73'minutes
  • 7Lehmann
  • 9Thomas
  • 19Leon

Substitutes

  • 2Redisch Kvamme
  • 8Kiernan
  • 13Wallén
  • 15Galabadaarachchi
  • 16Littlejohn
  • 18Brosnan
  • 24Kiszkis

Liverpool Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Preuss
  • 22Jane
  • 6Bradley-Auckland
  • 5Fahey
  • 3Robe
  • 27Furness
  • 8BaileySubstituted forMurrayat 62'minutes
  • 11LawleyBooked at 76mins
  • 24LinnettSubstituted forRobertsat 62'minutes
  • 17Charles
  • 14HodsonSubstituted forClarkeat 49'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Roberts
  • 7Clarke
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 10Murray
  • 13Foster
  • 19Rodgers
  • 23Purfield
Referee:
Matthew Russell
Attendance:
1,877

Match Stats

Home TeamWest Ham WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home6
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, West Ham United Women 4, Liverpool Women 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, West Ham United Women 4, Liverpool Women 2.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Martha Thomas.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Martha Thomas (West Ham United Women).

  5. Post update

    Rebecca Jane (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Offside, Liverpool Women. Rachel Furness tries a through ball, but Jessica Clarke is caught offside.

  7. Goal!

    Goal! West Ham United Women 4, Liverpool Women 2. Rachel Furness (Liverpool Women) header from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Christie Murray with a cross following a corner.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Ruesha Littlejohn.

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sophie Bradley-Auckland (Liverpool Women) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Christie Murray with a cross following a set piece situation.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Ruesha Littlejohn (West Ham United Women).

  11. Post update

    Melissa Lawley (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Niamh Charles (Liverpool Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christie Murray with a cross following a corner.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Cecilie Redisch Kvamme.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rachel Furness (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sophie Bradley-Auckland.

  15. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Sophie Bradley-Auckland (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Rebecca Jane (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Cecilie Redisch Kvamme.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kenza Dali.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, West Ham United Women. Filippa Wallén replaces Katharina Baunach.

  20. Post update

    Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Leighanne Robe.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1613123993040
2Chelsea Women15123047113639
3Arsenal Women15120340132736
4Man Utd Women1472524121223
5Reading Women146352124-321
6Tottenham Women156271524-920
7Everton Women146172121019
8West Ham Women145181934-1516
9Brighton Women163491130-1913
10Bristol City Women14239938-299
11B'ham City Women132110523-187
12Liverpool Women141310820-126
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