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Women's Super League: Reading 3-3 Bristol City

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WSL highlights: Reading Women 3-3 Bristol City Women

Bristol City twice fought back from two goals down to rescue a thrilling Women's Super League draw against Reading at Madejski Stadium.

The Royals looked set for a third win in five league games when they took complete control with two strikes in the space of 60 seconds midway through the first half.

Remi Allen beat the offside trap to slot home the first, before Brooke Chaplen rounded goalkeeper Sophie Baggaley to double their lead less than a minute later.

City's Charlie Wellings then halved the deficit, arrowing a half-volley into the bottom corner, only for Angharad James to make it 3-1 with a header.

But Belgium striker Yana Daniels scrambled home to keep the Robins within touching distance and Ebony Salmon's cool finish completed the comeback late on.

Reading's Millie Farrow, facing her former side, very nearly added to the drama in the final minute but her attempt from the edge of the box flashed wide.

Reading move up to seventh in the table, while Bristol City remain winless after six matches, but their comeback against Reading will give boss Tanya Oxtoby cause for optimism.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 23Rowe
  • 2Leine
  • 26HowardBooked at 73mins
  • 3Pacheco
  • 6JamesSubstituted forFarrowat 83'minutes
  • 18Moore
  • 8Allen
  • 4Williams
  • 19Chaplen
  • 9EikelandSubstituted forUtlandat 90+2'minutes

Substitutes

  • 14Farrow
  • 16Utland
  • 21Bennink
  • 27Laws
  • 29Skeels
  • 33Reynolds
  • 34Cruickshank

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 16Sargeant
  • 3Evans
  • 12Allen
  • 5BrownBooked at 24mins
  • 8Humphrey
  • 9SalmonSubstituted forReillyat 90'minutes
  • 20WilsonSubstituted forChanceat 55'minutes
  • 11Wellings
  • 21HarrisonSubstituted forDanielsat 39'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Matthews
  • 10Daniels
  • 13Cummings
  • 14Reilly
  • 17Strippel
  • 19Robinson
  • 25Chance
Referee:
Kirsty Dowle
Attendance:
1,420

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home68%
Away32%
Shots
Home21
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away5
Corners
Home6
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 3.

Remi Allen (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Lisa-Marie Utland replaces Amalie Eikeland.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women. Kirsten Reilly replaces Ebony Salmon.

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Millie Farrow.

Attempt blocked. Remi Allen (Reading Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Remi Allen.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading Women. Millie Farrow replaces Angharad James.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 3. Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Rachel Rowe.

Attempt missed. Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Brooke Chaplen.

Attempt saved. Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Carla Humphrey with a cross.

Corner, Bristol City Women. Conceded by Sophie Howard.

Brooke Chaplen (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women).

Booking

Sophie Howard (Reading Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Sophie Howard (Reading Women).

Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Bristol City Women. Meaghan Sargeant tries a through ball, but Ebony Salmon is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Remi Allen (Reading Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fara Williams with a through ball.

Foul by Sophie Howard (Reading Women).

Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Kristine Leine (Reading Women) header from very close range is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fara Williams with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Olivia Chance.

Attempt missed. Carla Humphrey (Bristol City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Charlie Wellings with a headed pass.

Attempt saved. Remi Allen (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jade Moore with a through ball.

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

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women).

Corner, Bristol City Women. Conceded by Kristine Leine.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City Women. Olivia Chance replaces Georgia Wilson.

Attempt missed. Jade Moore (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mayumi Pacheco.

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

Foul by Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women).

Offside, Reading Women. Sophie Howard tries a through ball, but Fara Williams is caught offside.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Carla Humphrey.

Corner, Reading Women. Conceded by Meaghan Sargeant.

Goal!

Goal! Reading Women 3, Bristol City Women 2. Yana Daniels (Bristol City Women) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ebony Salmon.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women6510123916
2Man City Women65011211115
3Arsenal Women6501113815
4Everton Women640284412
5Man Utd Women63037349
6Tottenham Women630357-29
7Reading Women521279-27
8West Ham Women6204613-76
9Brighton Women6123510-55
10B'ham City Women510428-63
11Bristol City Women6033512-73
12Liverpool Women601518-71
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