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Women's Super League One: Reading Women 1-1 Birmingham City Ladies

Isabelle Linden in action for Birmingham City Ladies
Isabelle Linden moved to Birmingham from Champions League holders Frankfurt in May

Birmingham City's Isabelle Linden scored her first goal in English football to deny Reading their first Women's Super League One win.

Germany forward Linden, who was signed from Frankfurt, nodded in from a Kerys Harrop cross to salvage a point.

Melissa Fletcher had put the hosts ahead, meeting an Emma Follis cross to head home after the break.

Reading goalkeeper Mary Earps made a series of fine saves, but could do nothing to deny Linden on 73 minutes.

Reading Women: Earps, Jane, Hines, McGee, Follis (Allen 74), Bruton, Boho-Sayo (Jones 80), Davies, Perry, Fletcher (Ward 68), Rowe.

Substitutes not used: Sansom, Bartrip, Roche, Walkley

Birmingham City Ladies: Windell, Carter, Harrop, Ayisi (Scofield 57), Linden, Hegerberg, Stringer (Peplow 68), Lawley, Wellings, Mannion, Berger.

Substitutes not used: Baggaley, Edwards, Shroder, Haines, Johnson

Attendance: 691

Referee: Ashvin Degnarain

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 19Earps
  • 2Jane
  • 6McGee
  • 12Davies
  • 13Perry
  • 4Hines
  • 23Rowe
  • 20FletcherBooked at 62minsSubstituted forWardat 69'minutes
  • 9Bruton
  • 7FollisSubstituted forAllenat 74'minutes
  • 11Boho SayoSubstituted forJonesat 82'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bartrip
  • 8Allen
  • 10Roche
  • 14May-Walkley
  • 18Ward
  • 22Jones
  • 39Sansom

B'ham City Women

  • 30Berger
  • 2Windell
  • 25Mannion
  • 6Harrop
  • 14Lawley
  • 4Carter
  • 12StringerSubstituted forPeplowat 69'minutes
  • 7AyisiSubstituted forSchofieldat 57'minutes
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 15Wellings
  • 10LindenBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Baggaley
  • 16Peplow
  • 18Schofield
  • 20Edwards
  • 21Schroder
  • 23Haines
  • 24Johnson
Attendance:
691

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamB'ham City Women
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home9
Away24
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Attempt missed. Isabelle Linden (Birmingham City Ladies) header from very close range is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Chloe Peplow with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Connie Schofield (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Connie Schofield (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isabelle Linden.

Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Booking

Isabelle Linden (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Isabelle Linden (Birmingham City Ladies).

Kylie Davies (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City Ladies).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Sophie Perry.

Attempt blocked. Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Mary Earps.

Attempt saved. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Chloe Peplow with a cross.

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Nia Jones (Reading Ladies).

Foul by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sophie Perry (Reading Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Nia Jones replaces Jade.

Foul by Connie Schofield (Birmingham City Ladies).

Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Remi Allen replaces Emma Follis.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 1. Isabelle Linden (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kerys Harrop with a cross.

Attempt missed. Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kayleigh Hines.

Attempt missed. Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Isabelle Linden (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Connie Schofield.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Helen Ward replaces Melissa Fletcher.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Chloe Peplow replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jade (Reading Ladies).

Attempt missed. Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Connie Schofield following a corner.

Attempt blocked. Isabelle Linden (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrine Hegerberg with a cross.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

Attempt missed. Connie Schofield (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

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2Chelsea Women1071227111622
3Arsenal Women106221881020
4B'ham City Women1145276117
5Liverpool Women103431614213
6Notts County Ladies9225815-78
7Sunderland Ladies111371027-176
8Reading Women8053712-55
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