The FA Women's Super League
Reading Women3Liverpool Women0

Reading Women 3-0 Liverpool Ladies

Kelly Chambers
Kelly Chambers' Reading side began the day level on points with visitors Liverpool

Reading stayed in with a slim chance of Women's Champions League qualification as they beat Liverpool to remain third in Women's Super League One.

Brooke Chaplen's brace and a third from Lauren Bruton secured the Royals' win, moving them a point below second-placed Manchester City, who lost at Arsenal.

City and Arsenal, in fourth, have two games remaining, one more than Reading.

Chaplen found the top corner early on and slotted in her second before Bruton rounded the keeper and sealed the win.

Liverpool, who went close through England left-back Alex Greenwood in the first half but managed just one shot on target, stay fifth.

An inspired Chaplen also fired narrowly wide shortly after half-time, as the home side controlled proceedings to claim their ninth win from 17 league games this term.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 21Moloney
  • 23Rowe
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 20Harding
  • 18MooreSubstituted forJaneat 45'minutes
  • 7FurnessBooked at 68mins
  • 8Allen
  • 10Bruton
  • 19ChaplenBooked at 83mins
  • 4Williams

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 3Scott
  • 9Linnett
  • 11Fletcher
  • 15Green
  • 31Kite

Liverpool Women

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 44Murray
  • 5Bonner
  • 6Ingle
  • 3Harris
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forClarkeat 60'minutes
  • 7LonghurstSubstituted forTurnerat 59'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 22Greenwood
  • 10Weir
  • 11England

Substitutes

  • 2Turner
  • 9Clarke
  • 12Ramsey
  • 18Johnson
  • 19Rodgers
  • 20Babajide
Referee:
Lindsey Robinson
Attendance:
1,379

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home19
Away4
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home4
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Reading FC Women 3, Liverpool Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 3, Liverpool Ladies 0.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

Foul by Caroline Weir (Liverpool Ladies).

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

Attempt saved. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies).

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies).

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women).

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Satara Murray (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Martha Harris.

Booking

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women).

Amy Turner (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Reading FC Women 3, Liverpool Ladies 0. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt missed. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rachel Furness with a headed pass.

Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt blocked. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Remi Allen.

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies).

Attempt missed. Beth England (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Laura Coombs with a headed pass.

Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Siobhan Chamberlain (Liverpool Ladies) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Reading FC Women 2, Liverpool Ladies 0. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal.

Offside, Liverpool Ladies. Laura Coombs tries a through ball, but Gemma Bonner is caught offside.

Foul by Jo Potter (Reading FC Women).

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

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

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

Booking

Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women).

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women16115039112838
2Man City Women16102443172632
3Reading Women1794439172231
4Arsenal Women1694330171331
5Liverpool Women179172824428
6B'ham City Women168262617926
7Bristol City Women1651101239-2716
8Everton Ladies1642101924-514
9Sunderland Ladies1641111337-2413
10Yeovil Town Ladies160214147-462
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