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Liverpool 5-2 Bristol City: Rinsola Babajide hits first hat-trick as Reds beat Robins

Liverpool Women striker Rinsola Babajide
Liverpool Women striker Rinsola Babajide had only previously scored two goals this season

Liverpool striker Rinsola Babajide hit her first hat-trick for the club as the Reds won at home against Bristol City.

The England Under-20 international scored twice before the break, either side of Dutch international Danique Kerkdijk's long-range effort for City.

Babajide put her side back in front before Yana Daniels headed home Laura Coombs' cross for a 3-1 half-time lead.

She completed her treble before Niamh Fahey's own goal made it 4-2 but Ashley Hodson had the final word with a fifth.

Babajide started things off on 11 minutes at Prenton Park when she intercepted an awful pass across the box before running on to fire home left-footed.

Kerkdijk's cross-cum-shot levelled on 35 minutes but the Reds struck twice in quick succession before the break when Babajide struck again from Leighanne Robe's cross before Daniels nodded in the third just four minutes later.

After Babajide's left-footed third on 65 minutes, the luckless Fahey put through her own net in a goalmouth scramble.

But, just 13 minutes after coming on, substitute Hodson rounded off the scoring a minute into added time.

Eighth-placed Liverpool are now within a point of seventh-placed West Ham, while Bristol City stay sixth.

Line-ups

Liverpool Women

  • 1Preuss
  • 3Robe
  • 6Bradley
  • 5Fahey
  • 23Purfield
  • 8Coombs
  • 19Rodgers
  • 10MurraySubstituted forHodsonat 79'minutes
  • 11DanielsSubstituted forCharlesat 63'minutes
  • 9Sweetman-KirkSubstituted forLittleat 89'minutes
  • 20Babajide

Substitutes

  • 12Little
  • 17Charles
  • 18Kitching
  • 36Hodson

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 12AllenSubstituted forRutherfordat 45'minutes
  • 6KerkdijkSubstituted forRobinsonat 70'minutes
  • 3Evans
  • 2Dykes
  • 20Biesmans
  • 5Brown
  • 7Pattinson
  • 8HumphreySubstituted forAyaneat 81'minutes
  • 14Graham
  • 15Harrison

Substitutes

  • 9Kemppi
  • 10Rutherford
  • 16Payne
  • 17Ayane
  • 22Watson
  • 23Robinson
  • 27Woolley
Referee:
Lucy Oliver
Attendance:
324

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home15
Away12
Shots on Target
Home10
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away5
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Women 5, Bristol City Women FC 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Women 5, Bristol City Women FC 2.

Foul by Rosella Ayane (Bristol City Women FC).

Amy Rodgers (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Women 5, Bristol City Women FC 2. Ashley Hodson (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Laura Coombs with a through ball following a fast break.

Attempt missed. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Rosella Ayane.

Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Niamh Charles.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Leandra Little replaces Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.

Offside, Liverpool Women. Amy Rodgers tries a through ball, but Courtney Sweetman-Kirk is caught offside.

Foul by Frankie Brown (Bristol City Women FC).

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Bristol City Women FC. Ella Rutherford tries a through ball, but Abigail Harrison is caught offside.

Goal!

Own Goal by Niamh Fahey, Liverpool Women. Liverpool Women 4, Bristol City Women FC 2.

Attempt missed. Katie Robinson (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson with a cross following a set piece situation.

Julie Biesmans (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women).

Corner, Bristol City Women FC. Conceded by Anke Preuss.

Attempt saved. Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Rosella Ayane.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Rosella Ayane replaces Carla Humphrey.

Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Gemma Evans.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Ashley Hodson replaces Christie Murray.

Attempt saved. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Niamh Charles.

Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women).

Attempt missed. Niamh Charles (Liverpool Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Christie Murray following a set piece situation.

Foul by Ella Rutherford (Bristol City Women FC).

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC).

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women FC. Katie Robinson replaces Danique Kerkdijk.

Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women).

Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Gemma Evans.

Attempt missed. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson.

Goal!

Goal! Liverpool Women 4, Bristol City Women FC 1. Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amy Rodgers.

Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Gemma Evans.

Attempt blocked. Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Lucy Graham (Bristol City Women FC) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women18160265135248
2Man City Women18135051153644
3Chelsea Women18106235122336
4B'ham City Women1811162517834
5Reading Women188372924527
6Bristol City Women197481632-1625
7West Ham Women1862102332-920
8Liverpool Women1861111835-1719
9Brighton Women1834111234-2213
10Everton Ladies1823131133-229
11Yeovil Town Ladies1721141048-38-3
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