Match ends, Manchester City Women 5, West Ham United Women 0.
Georgia Stanway scored twice but was later sent off in a dominant Manchester City victory over West Ham.
Both of England midfielder Stanway's goals came in the first half, and she laid on another for Tessa Wullaert to briefly move City top of the Women's Super League until Chelsea's win later on Sunday.
But Stanway was booked twice in quick succession for late challenges after the break to take some of the gloss off her 100th appearance for the club.
Ellen White had earlier netted her first WSL goal for City, pouncing on a loose ball from a corner for their opener before Stanway's two goals from just inside the box.
Lauren Hemp's first goal of the season from Jill Scott's clever reverse pass made it 4-0 by half-time.
Injury-hit West Ham had few answers to the numerous threats posed by the hosts and Wullaert added a fifth goal soon after the interval.
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The scoreline could have been even more emphatic for City but White was denied by the crossbar when she tried to curl in from the edge of the penalty area.
Ellie Roebuck had little to do in the home goal but she reacted smartly to block Leanne Kiernan's effort after she had been played through.
Substitute Wiktoria Kiszkis then struck the base of the post with West Ham's best chance in stoppage time.
City returned to winning ways after defeat by Arsenal last time out and victory enabled them to move above both the Gunners and Chelsea before their games later on Sunday.
West Ham's inconsistent start to the league season continued, with Matt Beard's side losing for the third time in their past four games.
Manchester City striker Georgia Stanway:
"I think we had to be on the front foot today, we had to put out a statement about who we are and what we represent and we pressed from the front.
"Me and Ellen (White) initiated that and we made sure that everybody followed.
"We killed them so many times playing out from the back and we probably could have scored more but we need to make sure that we keep that going and are ruthless in the final third."
West Ham skipper Gilly Flaherty:
"It's really hard to put into words. I'm disappointed. I feel like we went 1-0 down so early on it makes a rod for your own back.
"It's hard coming here anyway let alone going one and two down so early on.
"I think we did better in the second half and we as players need to take ownership and look at ourselves in the mirror. We need to reflect on our performances because today wasn't good enough."
Man City Women
- 3StokesSubstituted forCampbellat 45'minutes
- 8ScottSubstituted forBremerat 62'minutes
- 10StanwayBooked at 71mins
- 15HempSubstituted forTolandat 75'minutes
- 35Veiga Santiago Fidalgo
West Ham Women
- 2Redisch Kvamme
- 23MiddagSubstituted forHendrixat 65'minutes
- 21DaliBooked at 27mins
- 8KiernanSubstituted forGalabadaarachchiat 61'minutes
- 19LeonSubstituted forKiszkisat 90+3'minutes
- Stacey Pearson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 5, West Ham United Women 0.
Attempt missed. Laura Vetterlein (West Ham United Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Cecilie Redisch Kvamme with a cross.
Wiktoria Kiszkis (West Ham United Women) hits the left post with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Kenza Dali.
Substitution, West Ham United Women. Wiktoria Kiszkis replaces Adriana Leon.
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 Ellen White.
Attempt blocked. Katharina Baunach (West Ham United Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cecilie Redisch Kvamme.
Attempt missed. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Ellen White.
Ellen White (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Gilly Flaherty (West Ham United Women).
Attempt missed. Tessa Wullaert (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.
Attempt blocked. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tyler Toland.
Attempt saved. Alisha Lehmann (West Ham United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kenza Dali.
Attempt blocked. Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Offside, Manchester City Women. Tessa Wullaert tries a through ball, but Ellen White is caught offside.
Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Gilly Flaherty.
Attempt missed. Caroline Weir (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.
Attempt missed. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Janine Beckie with a cross.
Attempt saved. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ellie Roebuck.
Substitution, Manchester City Women. Tyler Toland replaces Lauren Hemp.