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WSL: Reading 0-2 Manchester City - Pauline Bremer double downs Royals

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WSL highlights: Reading 0-2 Man City

Pauline Bremer's double beat Reading to give Manchester City successive wins to start the Women's Super League season.

Bremer curled home a fine opener and sealed the points by prodding home at the second attempt after the break.

The Germany striker could have had a hat-trick but saw a glancing header come back off the post.

Grace Moloney made several saves to keep Reading in it but their best chance, a Tash Harding shot, was foiled by Ellie Roebuck's fingertip stop.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 23Rowe
  • 26Howard
  • 2Leine
  • 3PachecoSubstituted forFarrowat 87'minutes
  • 18Moore
  • 6James
  • 11Harding
  • 4Williams
  • 9EikelandSubstituted forHönnudottirat 79'minutes
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forUtlandat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Farrow
  • 15Hönnudottir
  • 16Utland
  • 29Skeels

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 2Mannion
  • 6Houghton
  • 4Bonner
  • 3Stokes
  • 24Walsh
  • 11Beckie
  • 8Scott
  • 19Weir
  • 25Wullaert
  • 9Bremer

Substitutes

  • 5Campbell
  • 7Coombs
  • 12Toland
  • 16Park
  • 17Lee
  • 34Benameur
  • 35Veiga Santiago Fidalgo
Referee:
Stacey Pearson
Attendance:
897

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home6
Away17
Shots on Target
Home1
Away5
Corners
Home3
Away6
Fouls
Home6
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 2.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Aoife Mannion tries a through ball, but Pauline Bremer is caught offside.

Caroline Weir (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lisa-Marie Utland (Reading Women).

Attempt missed. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Caroline Weir with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Natasha Harding.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Millie Farrow replaces Mayumi Pacheco.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kristine Leine.

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Attempt missed. Tessa Wullaert (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Howard.

Attempt blocked. Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Rakel Hönnudottir replaces Amalie Eikeland.

Hand ball by Natasha Harding (Reading Women).

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kristine Leine.

Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Caroline Weir following a set piece situation.

Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jade Moore (Reading Women).

Attempt blocked. Jade Moore (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Ellie Roebuck.

Attempt saved. Natasha Harding (Reading Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Angharad James.

Attempt missed. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Janine Beckie with a cross.

Attempt missed. Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jill Scott.

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

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Lisa-Marie Utland replaces Brooke Chaplen.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 2. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mayumi Pacheco (Reading Women).

Attempt missed. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Foul by Caroline Weir (Manchester City Women).

Amalie Eikeland (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

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

Attempt missed. Gemma Bonner (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Janine Beckie with a cross following a set piece situation.

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

Foul by Mayumi Pacheco (Reading Women).

Second Half

Second Half begins Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 1.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Everton22003036
2Man City Women22003036
3Chelsea Women21102114
4Arsenal Women11002113
5West Ham Women21012203
6Tottenham Women21011103
7Reading Women210112-13
8Brighton Women20201102
9Bristol City Women201102-21
10Man Utd Women100101-10
11B'ham City Women200202-20
12Liverpool Women200202-20
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