Women's Champions League: St Polten 0-3 Manchester City Women

Nikita Parris scored the third of City's three first-half goals in Austria
Nikita Parris scored the third of City's three first-half goals in Austria

Manchester City began their Women's Champions League campaign in Austria with a 3-0 win at St Polten.

England trio Demi Stokes, Steph Houghton and Nikita Parris hit first-half goals for the FA Cup winners.

St Polten, winners of the Austrian league and cup double for the past three seasons, hit the bar in the second half with their best effort.

The result puts City in full control before next week's second leg in Manchester (Thursday, 12 October).

Nick Cushing's side, who reached the semi-finals in their maiden European campaign last season, thought they had a fourth goal late on.

But, as Houghton headed in, the England captain was ruled to be just offside.

City and St Polten are among 21 teams to have entered the competition at the round of 32 stage, with 11 teams already having come through a qualifying round group stage.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Wednesday 4th October 2017

  • Chelsea WomenChelsea Women1FC Bayern München LadiesFC Bayern München Ladies0
  • St. Pölten-SpratzernSt. Pölten-Spratzern0Man City WomenManchester City Women3
  • BIIK Kazygurt WomenBIIK Kazygurt Women3Glasgow City LadiesGlasgow City Ladies0
  • Medyk Konin WomenMedyk Konin Women0Lyon FémininesLyon Féminines5
  • Apollon Limassol WomenApollon Limassol Women0Linköpings WomenLinköpings Women1
  • PAOK WomenPAOK Women0Sparta Prague WomenSparta Prague Women5
  • Gintra UniversitetasGintra Universitetas1Zürich WomenZürich Women1
  • Minsk WomenMinsk Women1Slavia Prague WomenSlavia Prague Women3
  • Avaldsnes ILAvaldsnes IL0Barcelona FemeninoBarcelona Femenino4
  • LSK KvinnerLSK Kvinner0Brøndby IF WomenBrøndby IF Women0
  • Ajax WomenAjax Women1Brescia FemminileBrescia Femminile0
  • Atlético de Madrid FemeninoAtlético de Madrid Femenino0VfL Wolfsburg LadiesVfL Wolfsburg Ladies3

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