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Birmingham City 1-1 Bristol City - Christie Murray levels as Blues salvage draw

Birmingham City rescued a draw with Bristol City at Damson Park to leave Blues still without a Women's Super League home win this season - and their visitors still without an away win.

Charlie Wellings put the visitors in front from Abi Harrison's cross.

Carla Humphrey's initial effort rebounded to Wellings, who blasted home from close range.

But Christie Murray levelled when she found the top corner for only Blues' fourth home goal this season.

Victory for Bristol City would have taken them above Birmingham but they stay 10th - two points behind ninth-placed Blues.

Both have tough tests next Sunday when Bristol City host Arsenal and Birmingham must go to Kingston to face leaders Chelsea.

Charlie Wellings' opener at Damson Park was only Bristol City's 15th goal in 18 games this season
Charlie Wellings' opener at Damson Park was only Bristol City's 15th goal in 18 games this season

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Hampton
  • 3Scott
  • 16Brougham
  • 4Mace
  • 25HollowayBooked at 23mins
  • 19Whipp
  • 10Murray
  • 2Mayling
  • 12LittlejohnBooked at 42mins
  • 20Napier
  • 18Walker

Substitutes

  • 7McCarron
  • 8Green
  • 14Kelly
  • 24Whitehouse
  • 30Lawley

Bristol City Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Baggaley
  • 10Daniels
  • 29SkeelsBooked at 85mins
  • 3EvansBooked at 82mins
  • 23Purfield
  • 26MastrantonioSubstituted forPalmerat 63'minutes
  • 11WellingsBooked at 64mins
  • 8Humphrey
  • 7Pike
  • 9Salmon
  • 21HarrisonSubstituted forBrysonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Bryson
  • 5Rafferty
  • 12Allen
  • 13Haland
  • 14Palmer
  • 17Bissell
  • 18Collis
  • 25Layzell
  • 28Jones
Referee:
Kirsty Dowle

Match Stats

Home TeamB'ham City WomenAway TeamBristol City Women
Possession
Home52%
Away48%
Shots
Home14
Away13
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Birmingham City Women 1, Bristol City Women 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Birmingham City Women 1, Bristol City Women 1.

  3. Post update

    Sarah Mayling (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jemma Purfield (Bristol City Women).

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Faye Bryson (Bristol City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  6. Booking

    Kiera Skeels (Bristol City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

    Claudia Walker (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Kiera Skeels (Bristol City Women).

  9. Booking

    Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Claudia Walker (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Gemma Evans (Bristol City Women).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Molly Pike (Bristol City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Ruby Mace (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Jamie-Lee Napier.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Bristol City Women. Faye Bryson replaces Abigail Harrison because of an injury.

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by Christie Murray (Birmingham City Women).

  16. Post update

    Hand ball by Carla Humphrey (Bristol City Women).

  17. Post update

    Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Gemma Evans.

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Claudia Walker (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

  19. Post update

    Claudia Walker (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Aimee Palmer (Bristol City Women).

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women1815215484647
2Man City Women18143155114445
3Man Utd Women18122437181938
4Arsenal Women17112453143935
5Everton Women1884635251028
6Brighton Women186391535-2021
7Reading Women184862128-720
8Tottenham Women184591632-1617
9B'ham City Women173491331-1813
10Bristol City Women1825111562-4711
11Aston Villa Women1631121141-3010
12West Ham Women1623111636-209
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