The FA Women's Super League
Reading Women2B'ham City Women2

Reading Women 2-2 Birmingham City Ladies

Aoife Mannion
Birmingham's Aoife Mannion pulled one back from the spot in first-half stoppage time

A stoppage-time equaliser from Birmingham City's Emily Westwood saw them fight back from 2-0 down to draw at Reading in Women's Super League One.

Brooke Chaplen's penalty and Jade Moore's strike had put Reading two up.

But the visitors halved the deficit with Aofie Mannion's spot kick after Harriet Scott had fouled Emma Follis.

Birmingham improved after the break and snatched a point with the final act of the game as Westwood turned in Hayley Ladd's deep free-kick.

The result left both sides with four points from their first three games of the 2017-18 season.

Reading manager Kelly Chambers: "We need to move on, we can't do anything about this game now so we have to move on, we need to get on the pitch and we need to keep working.

"We've got an international break a big chunk of the team are away, so we will take it into consideration.

"We will look at how we build, but once they are back in we will be ready for Bristol City."

Birmingham City midfielder Jess Carter: "We wanted to come here and get three points, that was our game plan from the start.

"We could have done better with the goals we conceded, but to come here and to come back from 2-0 down, that's exceptional from us and showed great team spirit to get that goal in the last minute, we will take that.

"I don't think they created many clear-cut chances where our keeper needed to make a save, it was a physical game, second half we should have shut them down and got to the ball quicker, aside from that I don't think they were any better than us."

You can now add WSL 1 notifications for line-ups, goals, kick-off, half-time and results in the BBC Sport app. Visit this page to find out how to sign-up.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Earps
  • 23Rowe
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 3Scott
  • 5BartripBooked at 42mins
  • 18Moore
  • 8AllenBooked at 51mins
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forBrutonat 81'minutes
  • 9LinnettSubstituted forFurnessat 60'minutes
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 7Furness
  • 10Bruton
  • 14van den Berg
  • 15Green
  • 21Moloney

B'ham City Women

  • 30Berger
  • 25MannionBooked at 36mins
  • 19Westwood
  • 6Harrop
  • 2Williams
  • 12Stringer
  • 26Ladd
  • 4CarterBooked at 90mins
  • 14FollisSubstituted forWilliamsat 64'minutes
  • 7Ayisi
  • 15WellingsSubstituted forQuinnat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Sargeant
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 13Ewers
  • 17Williams
  • 20Cusack
  • 27Quinn
  • 28Stenson
Referee:
Josh Smith
Attendance:
655

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamB'ham City Women
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home12
Away16
Shots on Target
Home5
Away5
Corners
Home5
Away6
Fouls
Home16
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Ladies 2, Birmingham City Ladies 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Ladies 2, Birmingham City Ladies 2.

Goal!

Own Goal by Kirsty Pearce, Reading Ladies. Reading Ladies 2, Birmingham City Ladies 2.

Attempt missed. Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hayley Ladd with a cross following a set piece situation.

Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading Ladies).

Offside, Reading Ladies. Rachel Furness tries a through ball, but Brooke Chaplen is caught offside.

Booking

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies).

Harriet Scott (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Lucy Quinn.

Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

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

Foul by Paige Williams (Birmingham City Ladies).

Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

Rachel Rowe (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Molly Bartrip (Reading Ladies).

Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading Ladies).

Foul by Brooke Chaplen (Reading Ladies).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Ladies. Lauren Bruton replaces Fara Williams.

Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) header from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Paige Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Harriet Scott.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Molly Bartrip (Reading Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Paige Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Kirsty Pearce (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading Ladies).

Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Reading Ladies. Conceded by Kerys Harrop.

Remi Allen (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Fara Williams (Reading Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading Ladies).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women3300130139
2Man City Women330012489
3Sunderland Ladies320126-46
4Reading Women31115324
5B'ham City Women31116604
6Arsenal Women311168-24
7Bristol City Women311127-54
8Liverpool Women310224-23
9Everton Ladies300337-40
10Yeovil Town Ladies300306-60
View full The FA Women's Super League table

Top Stories