The FA Women's Super League
B'ham City Women0Man City Women2

Women's Super League One: Birmingham City Ladies 0-2 Manchester City Women

Jane Ross (centre)
Jane Ross (centre) also scored in Manchester City's semi-final FA Cup loss to Chelsea

Manchester City Women made it three wins from three to start the Women's Super League season with a hard-fought win at Birmingham City Ladies.

City led through Daphne Corboz's tap-in after Nikita Parris hit the post.

Steph Houghton's curling free-kick towards the bottom corner was well kept out by keeper Sophie Baggaley as the visitors dominated the game.

In second-half stoppage time, Jane Ross headed home Parris' pinpoint cross to secure all three points.

Birmingham's best chance came through Melissa Lawley whose drive was saved by Karen Bardsley, but the hosts were second best throughout.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 25Mannion
  • 13MooreBooked at 45minsSubstituted forAllenat 45'minutes
  • 19Westwood
  • 6Harrop
  • 4Carter
  • 16PeplowSubstituted forDaviesat 82'minutes
  • 11Potter
  • 14Lawley
  • 27Brazil
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forAyisiat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ayisi
  • 8Allen
  • 12Stringer
  • 20Edwards
  • 22Brown
  • 24Johnson
  • 26Davies

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 23McManus
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 5Beattie
  • 10Corboz
  • 7AsllaniSubstituted forStanwayat 79'minutes
  • 16Ross
  • 17Parris

Substitutes

  • 12Stanway
  • 14Tynan
  • 15Paul
  • 18Kemp
  • 21Hourihan
Referee:
Simon Barrow
Attendance:
956

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home3
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home7
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 2.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 2. Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) header from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

Foul by Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies).

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Daphne Corboz (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Birmingham City Ladies).

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies).

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Hand ball by Jane Ross (Manchester City Women).

Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Keeley Davies replaces Chloe Peplow.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway replaces Kosovare Asllani.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.

Attempt saved. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Jo Potter (Birmingham City Ladies).

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Emily Westwood.

Attempt missed. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Foul by Jo Potter (Birmingham City Ladies).

Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Kosovare Asllani (Manchester City Women).

Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Abbie McManus.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Freda Ayisi replaces Jade Moore.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Remi Allen replaces Charlie Wellings.

Second Half

Second Half begins Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 1.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kerys Harrop.

Attempt blocked. Kosovare Asllani (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Jade Moore (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jade Moore (Birmingham City Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 1. Daphne Corboz (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Kosovare Asllani (Manchester City Women) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.

Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies).

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