The FA Women's Super League
Man City Women4Liverpool Women0

Manchester City Women 4-0 Liverpool Ladies

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Highlights: Parris double sends Man City top

Manchester City regained top spot in Women's Super League One with a stylish home win over Liverpool.

The unbeaten Citizens swept the Reds aside, but took a fortunate early lead when an attempted Liverpool clearance hit Nikita Parris and flew in.

City added three further goals after half-time, including Parris' second.

Izzy Christiansen scored from a penalty and Parris headed in the third before Abbie McManus netted when her blocked shot rebounded off her and flew in.

McManus had clipped the post in the first half for the hosts, who regained their two-point lead at the top of the table after rivals Chelsea's win at Birmingham City on Saturday.

Liverpool, who slip to fourth following Arsenal's victory over bottom side Yeovil, almost pulled one back through Beth England, but her close-range effort was saved.

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 23McManus
  • 2Jans
  • 5Beattie
  • 3Stokes
  • 12StanwaySubstituted forTooneat 63'minutes
  • 24Walsh
  • 11Christiansen
  • 17Parris
  • 10Nadim
  • 22EmslieSubstituted forLawleyat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawley
  • 14Morgan
  • 15Spetsmark
  • 16Ross
  • 18Toone
  • 88Bentley

Liverpool Women

  • 23Flaherty
  • 44Murray
  • 2TurnerSubstituted forJohnsonat 65'minutes
  • 6Ingle
  • 22Greenwood
  • 7LonghurstSubstituted forRobertsat 86'minutes
  • 3HarrisSubstituted forBabajideat 65'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 10Weir
  • 11England
  • 9Clarke

Substitutes

  • 12Ramsey
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Rodgers
  • 20Babajide
  • 36Hodson
  • 40Roberts
Referee:
Scott Simpson
Attendance:
2,356

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home7
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 4, Liverpool Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 4, Liverpool Ladies 0.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Keira Walsh tries a through ball, but Melissa Lawley is caught offside.

Ella Toone (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt missed. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Melissa Lawley.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Lucy Roberts replaces Kate Longhurst.

Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Ladies).

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Attempt blocked. Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ella Toone.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Satara Murray.

Foul by Ella Toone (Manchester City Women).

Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 4, Liverpool Ladies 0. Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom right corner.

Attempt blocked. Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikita Parris.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Melissa Lawley replaces Claire Emslie.

Attempt missed. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Mie Jans.

Attempt missed. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) header from the left side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Laura Coombs following a set piece situation.

Foul by Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women).

Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women).

Satara Murray (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Rinsola Babajide replaces Martha Harris.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Ali Johnson replaces Amy Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Ella Toone replaces Georgia Stanway.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 3, Liverpool Ladies 0. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Claire Emslie with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Martha Harris.

Attempt saved. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Goal!

Goal! Manchester City Women 2, Liverpool Ladies 0. Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

Penalty Manchester City Women. Nikita Parris draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies) after a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Martha Harris.

Attempt blocked. Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women98103172425
2Chelsea Women97202742323
3Arsenal Women95222011917
4Liverpool Women95041712515
5Sunderland Ladies9405922-1312
6B'ham City Women93151215-310
7Reading Women8233151239
8Everton Ladies93061314-19
9Bristol City Women9216523-187
10Yeovil Town Ladies8008029-290
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