The FA Women's Super League
Sunderland Ladies0Man City Women3

Sunderland Ladies 0-3 Manchester City Women

Manchester City Women
Man City have won all seven of their Women's Super League games so far this term

Manchester City maintained their two-point lead at the top of Women's Super League One and their flawless league record with victory at Sunderland.

England duo Izzy Christiansen and Nikita Parris got the goals for the visitors, including a brace for Parris.

The winger fired City ahead before half-time and crossed for Christiansen to head in the second after the break.

Parris then ran clear and fired in off the post to complete the deserved win inside the final 20 minutes.

Victory was City's 17th from 17 games in all competitions so far this season and kept them clear of Chelsea at the top following the London club's 1-0 win over Everton earlier on Sunday.

Sunderland Ladies manager Melanie Copeland:

"It's not a game we targeted to win, but we wanted to make it difficult for Manchester City and we did for large periods of the game, and I think when you defend for that long you'll do well not to concede any goals.

"I'm proud of the girls, they delivered the game plan we wanted, but we're obviously disappointed with some of the goals.

Manchester City goalscorer Nikita Parris:

"It was a real team performance today in windy conditions and the pitch wasn't the best but you just have to get on with it, not every pitch is going to be the best, but it was a great result for the girls.

"When teams park the bus against us we have to break them down and we have to score goals because we want to win the league and win every game, but it was tough today for the first 35 minutes, but once we went 1-0 up it was happy days for us."

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1LawsBooked at 90mins
  • 14Sharp
  • 4Stewart
  • 6WilliamsBooked at 80mins
  • 5Sjoman
  • 8Lipka
  • 11WyneSubstituted forLambertat 81'minutes
  • 16PitmanSubstituted forBrownat 43'minutes
  • 20Bruinenberg
  • 17JoiceSubstituted forYoungat 68'minutes
  • 28Galloway

Substitutes

  • 2Brown
  • 18Lambert
  • 31Preuss
  • 32Young
  • 37Staniforth

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 23McManus
  • 6Houghton
  • 5Beattie
  • 3Stokes
  • 8ScottSubstituted forRossat 61'minutes
  • 24Walsh
  • 11Christiansen
  • 17ParrisSubstituted forSpetsmarkat 75'minutes
  • 10Nadim
  • 22EmslieSubstituted forLawleyat 56'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawley
  • 12Stanway
  • 15Spetsmark
  • 16Ross
  • 18Toone
  • 19Jans
  • 26Roebuck
Referee:
Helen Conley
Attendance:
978

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home3
Away24
Shots on Target
Home1
Away8
Corners
Home0
Away13
Fouls
Home11
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 3.

Attempt blocked. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Rachael Laws (Sunderland Ladies) is shown the yellow card.

Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kasia Lipka (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt missed. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Julia Spetsmark with a cross.

Attempt missed. Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Julia Spetsmark.

Attempt missed. Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt blocked. Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kylla Sjoman.

Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Danielle Brown (Sunderland Ladies).

Attempt saved. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kylla Sjoman.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Mollie Lambert replaces Zaneta Wyne.

Attempt missed. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Zaneta Wyne.

Booking

Victoria Williams (Sunderland Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Karen Bardsley (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Victoria Williams (Sunderland Ladies).

Foul by Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women).

Bridget Galloway (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Abbie McManus.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kylla Sjoman.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Julia Spetsmark replaces Nikita Parris.

Delay in match Rachael Laws (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Sunderland Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 3. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

Attempt missed. Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danielle Brown.

Attempt saved. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Ellie Stewart.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Danielle Brown.

Attempt missed. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Anna Young replaces Abbey Joice.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Hayley Sharp.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rachael Laws.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Danielle Brown.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Jane Ross replaces Jill Scott.

Attempt blocked. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women77002772021
2Chelsea Women76102542119
3Liverpool Women75021751215
4Arsenal Women73221311211
5B'ham City Women83141213-110
6Reading Women7232141049
7Sunderland Ladies8305721-149
8Bristol City Women8215421-177
9Everton Ladies82061113-26
10Yeovil Town Ladies7007025-250
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