The FA Women's Super League
Liverpool Women0Reading Women1

Liverpool Women 0-1 Reading Women

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Match-winner Williams spent three seasons at Liverpool

Fara Williams' free-kick gave Reading victory at Liverpool on the opening weekend of the Women's Super League.

Williams, who helped Liverpool win WSL titles in 2013 and 2014, struck a stunning 25-yard free-kick into the top corner late in the first half.

Becky Jane skimmed the top of the bar for the Reds before Liverpool keeper Anke Preuss saved Jade Moore's volley.

Rinsola Babajide shot just wide as Liverpool pressed late on, while Preuss made a decent save from Angharad James.

Line-ups

Liverpool Women

  • 1Preuss
  • 22Jane
  • 6Bradley-Auckland
  • 5Fahey
  • 3RobeBooked at 16mins
  • 19RodgersSubstituted forLinnettat 86'minutes
  • 8Bailey
  • 17Charles
  • 7ClarkeSubstituted forBabajideat 66'minutes
  • 9Sweetman-KirkSubstituted forHodsonat 77'minutes
  • 11Lawley

Substitutes

  • 14Hodson
  • 18Kitching
  • 20Babajide
  • 21Kearns
  • 23Purfield
  • 24Linnett

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 2Leine
  • 26Howard
  • 22Potter
  • 23Rowe
  • 6JamesBooked at 84mins
  • 18Moore
  • 11Harding
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forHönnudottirat 88'minutes
  • 14FarrowSubstituted forEikelandat 58'minutes
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 3Pacheco
  • 9Eikeland
  • 15Hönnudottir
  • 27Laws
  • 29Skeels
Referee:
Samuel Barrott
Attendance:
1,445

Match Stats

Home TeamLiverpool WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home9
Away14
Shots on Target
Home2
Away5
Corners
Home1
Away7
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Liverpool Women 0, Reading Women 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Liverpool Women 0, Reading Women 1.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Niamh Fahey.

Attempt blocked. Brooke Chaplen (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Rakel Hönnudottir replaces Fara Williams.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Kirsty Linnett replaces Amy Rodgers.

Booking

Angharad James (Reading Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Angharad James (Reading Women).

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

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Anke Preuss.

Attempt saved. Angharad James (Reading Women) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the left.

Attempt saved. Natasha Harding (Reading Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Amalie Eikeland.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading Women).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Ashley Hodson replaces Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Anke Preuss.

Attempt saved. Jade Moore (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kristine Leine with a cross.

Natasha Harding (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Leighanne Robe (Liverpool Women).

Attempt missed. Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Melissa Lawley with a cross following a set piece situation.

Foul by Angharad James (Reading Women).

Melissa Lawley (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kristine Leine (Reading Women).

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

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading Women) header from the right side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rachel Rowe with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Rinsola Babajide replaces Jessica Clarke.

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

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Liverpool Women).

Foul by Fara Williams (Reading Women).

Jessica Clarke (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rebecca Jane (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Amy Rodgers.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Amalie Eikeland replaces Millie Farrow.

Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading Women).

Melissa Lawley (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Grace Moloney.

Attempt missed. Brooke Chaplen (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Rachel Rowe.

Jade Moore (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Niamh Charles (Liverpool Women).

Foul by Kristine Leine (Reading Women).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women11002113
2Chelsea Women11001013
3Everton11001013
4Man City Women11001013
5Reading Women11001013
6Brighton Women10100001
7Bristol City Women10100001
8West Ham Women100112-10
9B'ham City Women100101-10
10Liverpool Women100101-10
11Man Utd Women100101-10
12Tottenham Women100101-10
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