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Manchester City Women 1-1 Reading Women: Reading deny City chance to go top of WSL

Man City Women's Georgia Stanway competes with Reading Women's Jo Potter
Georgia Stanway (left) fired Man City Women ahead but her stunning goal was not enough to beat Reading

Manchester City Women missed the chance to go top of the Women's Super League as Reading Women held them to a draw.

Georgia Stanway netted a stunning half-volley for City in the first half before Jade Moore equalised with a header shortly after half-time.

Tessa Wullaert struck the crossbar for City in stoppage time in a game both sides had chances to win.

Reading were good value for the point and bounced back from a 6-0 thrashing at leaders Arsenal last Sunday.

City move level on points with Arsenal, but have played two more games than the Gunners, who travel to Bristol City Women on Sunday.

Reading move up a place to sixth after their second draw of the campaign.

England Under-20 international Stanway will no doubt have impressed watching Lionesses head coach Phil Neville as she struck a curling effort from 25 yards past a helpless Grace Maloney in the Reading goal.

But Moore, five minutes after coming off the bench on her return from a long-term ankle injury, was left unmarked from a Fara Williams corner to head in Reading's leveller.

City forward Nikita Parris was denied by a number of smart saves by Maloney as she hunted the goal which would have moved her level with Eni Aluko as leading goalscorer in WSL history.

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 4Bonner
  • 6Houghton
  • 5Beattie
  • 23McManus
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 19Weir
  • 25Wullaert
  • 17ParrisBooked at 90mins
  • 12Stanway

Substitutes

  • 2Jans
  • 7Lawley
  • 10Nadim
  • 11Beckie
  • 13Stenson
  • 14Morgan
  • 22Emslie

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 2Jane
  • 6PearceBooked at 68mins
  • 22Potter
  • 11Harding
  • 17EstcourtSubstituted forMooreat 45'minutes
  • 7Furness
  • 8AllenBooked at 90mins
  • 19Chaplen
  • 4Williams
  • 10Bruton

Substitutes

  • 3Pacheco
  • 5Bartrip
  • 9Davison
  • 18Moore
  • 27Laws
  • 28Woodham
Referee:
David Mcnamara
Attendance:
1,015

Match Stats

Home TeamMan City WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home22
Away23
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 1, Reading FC Women 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 1, Reading FC Women 1.

Attempt saved. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

Booking

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Tessa Wullaert (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women).

Booking

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women).

Rebecca Jane (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Tessa Wullaert (Manchester City Women) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

Attempt missed. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Caroline Weir with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Natasha Harding.

Foul by Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women).

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Grace Moloney.

Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Attempt missed. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Grace Moloney (Reading FC Women) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Grace Moloney (Reading FC Women) because of an injury.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Grace Moloney.

Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

Attempt saved. Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Georgia Stanway with a cross.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

Booking

Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women).

Attempt saved. Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Rebecca Jane with a cross.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women55002732415
2Man City Women74302361715
3B'ham City Women641163313
4Liverpool Women530247-39
5Bristol City Women52215418
6Reading Women622268-28
7Chelsea Women614125-37
8West Ham Women5113613-74
9Everton Ladies402238-52
10Brighton Women6015314-111
11Yeovil Town Ladies5005317-140
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