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Liverpool Women 0-3 Manchester City Women: Nikita Parris becomes WSL record goalscorer

Nikita Parris.
Nikita Parris has become the Women's Super League's all-time top scorer at the age of 24

Manchester City striker Nikita Parris says it feels "amazing" to have become the Women's Super League all-time top goalscorer at the age of 24.

Parris scored twice as City swept aside Liverpool to take her career WSL tally to her 37 goals, surpassing former Chelsea forward Eni Aluko's haul of 36.

She said: "It's an amazing feeling.

"For me to be so young and be top goalscorer with plenty of years left in me - it bodes well for the future and hopefully it will continue."

Parris dinked over Liverpool keeper Anke Preuss to equal the record and converted a late penalty to pass Aluko's mark after Liverpool defender Niamh Fahey's own goal had put City ahead.

The England striker began her career with Everton, scoring 12 goals for the Toffees and now 25 for City since the WSL's inception in 2011.

Her brace helped second-placed City remain three points behind leaders Arsenal - who beat Birmingham City 3-1 earlier on Sunday.

Line-ups

Liverpool Women

  • 1Preuss
  • 44MurrayBooked at 68mins
  • 6Bradley
  • 5Fahey
  • 3Robe
  • 4Roberts
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forLinnettat 28'minutes
  • 10MurraySubstituted forRodgersat 81'minutes
  • 8Coombs
  • 11DanielsSubstituted forSweetman-Kirkat 60'minutes
  • 20Babajide

Substitutes

  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 12Little
  • 18Kitching
  • 19Rodgers
  • 24Linnett

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 4BonnerBooked at 40mins
  • 6Houghton
  • 5Beattie
  • 14Morgan
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 19Weir
  • 25WullaertSubstituted forBeckieat 74'minutes
  • 17Parris
  • 22EmslieSubstituted forStanwayat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Lawley
  • 10Nadim
  • 11Beckie
  • 12Stanway
  • 13Stenson
  • 16Park
  • 23McManus
Referee:
Thomas Parsons
Attendance:
661

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home30%
Away70%
Shots
Home7
Away18
Shots on Target
Home2
Away6
Corners
Home0
Away6
Fouls
Home11
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Women 0, Manchester City Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Women 0, Manchester City Women 3.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Amy Rodgers.

Attempt missed. Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Jill Scott tries a through ball, but Janine Beckie is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Women 0, Manchester City Women 3. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Penalty Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women) after a foul in the penalty area.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Amy Rodgers replaces Christie Murray.

Delay in match Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

Leighanne Robe (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Christie Murray (Liverpool Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Janine Beckie replaces Tessa Wullaert.

Attempt missed. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left.

Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Christie Murray (Liverpool Women).

Attempt saved. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Booking

Satara Murray (Liverpool Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Satara Murray (Liverpool Women).

Hand ball by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk replaces Yana Daniels.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway replaces Claire Emslie.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Women 0, Manchester City Women 2. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Keira Walsh.

Attempt saved. Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yana Daniels.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley.

Goal!

Own Goal by Niamh Fahey, Liverpool Women. Liverpool Women 0, Manchester City Women 1.

Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women77003443021
2Man City Women85302662018
3B'ham City Women741276113
4Chelsea Women834155013
5Reading Women732298111
6Liverpool Women7304411-79
7Bristol City Women7223511-68
8West Ham Women7214816-87
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Yeovil Town Ladies7106519-143
11Everton Ladies6024411-72
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