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Birmingham City Women 0-1 Bristol City Women: Marc Skinner loses final game at Blues

Gemma Evans.
Gemma Evans scored the only goal of the game as Bristol City Women won at Birmingham

Birmingham lost ground in the Women's Super League title race as they were beaten by Bristol City in Blues boss Marc Skinner's final game in charge.

Skinner, 35, is expected to take up the vacant managerial position at top American club Orlando Pride.

Blues were unable to give him a winning send-off as Gemma Evans' first-half header earned the visitors victory.

The hosts' best effort came when Emma Follis' shot was pushed wide by Sophie Baggaley before the interval.

Fourth-placed Birmingham began the day five points behind leaders Arsenal, but could not capitalise on the Gunners' loss to Chelsea earlier on Sunday.

Perhaps stung by the impending departure of Skinner - who took Blues to the FA Cup final in 2017, and two successive top-five WSL finishes - they turned in a lacklustre display against the Vixens.

Follis' strike was the only time Baggaley was truly troubled and Bristol City could have won by more if not for Blues keeper Hannah Hampton's double save to deny Rosella Ayane and Lucy Graham.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

  • 29Hampton
  • 23ScottSubstituted forQuinnat 87'minutes
  • 3Sargeant
  • 6HarropBooked at 61mins
  • 2Williams
  • 7ArthurSubstituted forScofieldat 80'minutes
  • 25Mannion
  • 4Ladd
  • 14FollisSubstituted forMaylingat 77'minutes
  • 15Wellings
  • 37StaniforthBooked at 85mins

Substitutes

  • 8Mayling
  • 11Quinn
  • 13Ewers
  • 18Scofield
  • 21Hayles

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 3Evans
  • 7Pattinson
  • 5Brown
  • 8Humphrey
  • 20Biesmans
  • 14GrahamBooked at 73mins
  • 10RutherfordBooked at 62minsSubstituted forRobinsonat 86'minutes
  • 17AyaneSubstituted forKemppiat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Kemppi
  • 11Rood
  • 13Cummings
  • 16Payne
  • 18Wilson
  • 23Robinson
  • 27Woolley
Referee:
Lisa Benn
Attendance:
610

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home71%
Away29%
Shots
Home12
Away6
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away1
Fouls
Home11
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Birmingham City Women 0, Bristol City Women FC 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Birmingham City Women 0, Bristol City Women FC 1.

Paige Williams (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC).

Foul by Paige Williams (Birmingham City Women).

Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Juliette Kemppi replaces Rosella Ayane.

Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Paige Williams.

Attempt blocked. Carla Humphrey (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Offside, Birmingham City Women. Paige Williams tries a through ball, but Lucy Quinn is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Lucy Quinn replaces Harriet Scott.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Katie Robinson replaces Ella Rutherford.

Booking

Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Harriet Scott.

Attempt missed. Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Women) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Charlie Wellings.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Connie Scofield replaces Chloe Arthur.

Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women).

Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucy Staniforth.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Sarah Mayling replaces Emma Follis.

Offside, Birmingham City Women. Paige Williams tries a through ball, but Emma Follis is caught offside.

Offside, Birmingham City Women. Paige Williams tries a through ball, but Lucy Staniforth is caught offside.

Booking

Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) is shown the yellow card.

Paige Williams (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC).

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women).

Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women).

Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC).

Attempt saved. Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Aoife Mannion.

Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City Women FC).

Foul by Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Women).

Poppy Pattinson (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aoife Mannion.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women139403782931
2Arsenal Women12100247113630
3Chelsea Women138412061428
4B'ham City Women138141610625
5Reading Women125341815318
6Bristol City Women125341115-418
7West Ham Women135171926-716
8Liverpool Women134181022-1213
9Brighton Women13229928-198
10Everton Ladies12138723-166
11Yeovil Town Ladies121011737-303
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