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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

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 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

Formation 4-3-3

  • 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

  1. Post update

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

  2. Full Time

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

  3. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

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

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women).

  8. Post update

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

  9. Post update

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

  10. 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.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Women. Amy Rodgers replaces Christie Murray.

  17. Post update

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

  18. Post update

    Foul by Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women).

  19. Post update

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

  20. Post update

    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.

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 United7106519-143
11Everton Women6024411-72
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