The FA Women's Super League
Liverpool Women1B'ham City Women0

Liverpool Ladies 1-0 Birmingham City Ladies

Niamh Charles
Niamh Charles is an England youth international

A stylish Niamh Charles lob earned Liverpool Ladies a win over Birmingham City Ladies which took them up to third in Women's Super League One.

Both sides missed good openings, with Charles the only player to show true composure when she calmly lobbed keeper Hannah Hampton following a long ball.

Freda Ayisi was at the centre of the away side's best moments.

But she wasted two early chances and, after Charles' first-half goal, hit the bar from close range after the break.

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Line-ups

Liverpool Women

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 3Harris
  • 5Bonner
  • 4Stoney
  • 22Greenwood
  • 7LonghurstBooked at 80mins
  • 6Ingle
  • 8Coombs
  • 40Harding
  • 11EnglandSubstituted forHodsonat 80'minutes
  • 17Charles

Substitutes

  • 9Clarke
  • 10Weir
  • 12Flaherty
  • 18Johnson
  • 26Fletcher
  • 36Hodson

B'ham City Women

  • 29Hampton
  • 4Carter
  • 3Sargeant
  • 25Mannion
  • 2WilliamsSubstituted forHegerbergat 77'minutes
  • 12StringerSubstituted forFollisat 88'minutes
  • 26Ladd
  • 15Wellings
  • 17Williams
  • 27Quinn
  • 7AyisiBooked at 81minsSubstituted forLindenat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 10Linden
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 14Follis
  • 18Scofield
  • 19Westwood
  • 20Cusack
  • 28Stenson
Referee:
David Mcnamara
Attendance:
843

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamB'ham City Women
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home10
Away16
Shots on Target
Home2
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away3
Fouls
Home12
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 0.

Attempt missed. Emma Follis (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt missed. Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right. Assisted by Alex Greenwood.

Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Natasha Harding (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Ashley Hodson (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Niamh Charles.

Attempt saved. Emma Follis (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Lucy Quinn with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Emma Follis replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt missed. Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Isabelle Linden replaces Freda Ayisi.

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

Foul by Niamh Charles (Liverpool Ladies).

Booking

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies).

Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Freda Ayisi with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ashley Hodson replaces Beth England.

Booking

Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies).

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Meaghan Sargeant.

Attempt blocked. Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

Andrine Hegerberg (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Ladies. Andrine Hegerberg replaces Paige Williams.

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Rachel Williams.

Offside, Liverpool Ladies. Laura Coombs tries a through ball, but Natasha Harding is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Lucy Quinn (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Williams.

Attempt missed. Hayley Ladd (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high from a direct free kick.

Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt missed. Paige Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

Delay in match Kate Longhurst (Liverpool Ladies) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women44001901912
2Man City Women44001551012
3Liverpool Women53027529
4Reading Women421110377
5Arsenal Women42118807
6Sunderland Ladies4202310-76
7B'ham City Women5113710-34
8Bristol City Women4112212-104
9Everton Ladies510459-43
10Yeovil Town Ladies5005014-140
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