The FA Women's Super League
Sunderland Ladies1B'ham City Women7

Sunderland Ladies 1-7 Birmingham City Ladies

Kirsty Linnett
Kirsty Linnett (left) has previously had spells with Leicester and Arsenal

Kirsty Linnett scored a hat-trick as Birmingham City capped off their Women's Super League One season with a thumping win at Sunderland.

Linnett scored in the 36th, 49th and 57th minutes - with the second a stunning effort from 35 yards.

Kerys Harrop had opened the scoring and Charlie Wellings slid home to make it 3-0 at the break.

Beth Mead pulled one back from 25 yards out before Freda Ayisi and Coral Haines added to Birmingham's tally.

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 24Gunn Olsen
  • 15WattSubstituted forBeerat 62'minutes
  • 5Bannon
  • 14Sharp
  • 2HolmesSubstituted forat 82'minutes
  • 28Hill
  • 25KellySubstituted forBrownat 45'minutes
  • 8McDougall
  • 17Joice
  • 30LeonSubstituted forGallowayat 53'minutes
  • 9Mead

Substitutes

  • 1Laws
  • 7Ramshaw
  • 10Roche
  • 19Galloway
  • 21Williams
  • 27Beer
  • 29Brown

B'ham City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Windell
  • 13EwersSubstituted forHegerbergat 82'minutes
  • 3Sargeant
  • 6Harrop
  • 16Peplow
  • 4CarterSubstituted forStringerat 59'minutesBooked at 84mins
  • 14Lawley
  • 23Haines
  • 9Linnett
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forAyisiat 59'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Ayisi
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 12Stringer
  • 25Mannion
  • 30Berger
Referee:
Iain Turner
Attendance:
583

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamB'ham City Women
Possession
Home36%
Away64%
Shots
Home3
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away4
Fouls
Home3
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 7.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 7.

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies).

Hayley Sharp (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kirsty Linnett.

Attempt blocked. Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrine Hegerberg.

Hand ball by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies).

Foul by Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City Ladies).

Beth Mead (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danielle Brown (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Booking

Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Abbey-Leigh Stringer (Birmingham City Ladies).

Danielle Brown (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Andrine Hegerberg replaces Marisa Ewers.

Abby Holmes went off injured after Sunderland Ladies had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Abby Holmes (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Steph Bannon.

Offside, Birmingham City Ladies. Abbey-Leigh Stringer tries a through ball, but Freda Ayisi is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 7. Coral-Jade Haines (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alex Windell.

Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Beth Mead tries a through ball, but Bridget Galloway is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 6. Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kirsty Linnett.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 5. Beth Mead (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Bridget Galloway.

Foul by Chloe Peplow (Birmingham City Ladies).

Abby Holmes (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Megan Beer replaces Olivia Watt.

Hand ball by Madelaine Hill (Sunderland Ladies).

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies).

Danielle Brown (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Freda Ayisi replaces Charlie Wellings.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Abbey-Leigh Stringer replaces Jessica Carter.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 0, Birmingham City Ladies 5. Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City Ladies) header from very close range to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Melissa Lawley with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Hayley Sharp.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Coral-Jade Haines.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Bridget Galloway replaces Beverly Leon.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 0, Birmingham City Ladies 4. Kirsty Linnett (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Second Half

Second Half begins Sunderland Ladies 0, Birmingham City Ladies 3.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1613303643242
2Chelsea Women16121342172537
3Arsenal Women16102433141932
4B'ham City Women167631813527
5Liverpool Women167452723425
6Notts County Ladies164481626-1016
7Sunderland Ladies1624101741-2410
8Reading Women161691526-119
9Doncaster Rovers Belles161015848-403
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