Women’s Super League: Birmingham City 0-2 Manchester City

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Ellen White and Kiera Walsh helped Manchester City keep their title hopes alive with a comfortable 2-0 win over Birmingham City in the Women’s Super League.

White broke the deadlock after just 34 seconds, firing home with a first-time shot into the centre of the goal from a low, hard cross from Jill Scott from the right wing.

Manchester City looked composed and on top for the majority of the game and caused Birmingham City problems.

Walsh doubled City’s lead, Scott assisting for a second time by pulling it back to Walsh on the edge of the area. Her powerful long-range shot hit the inside of the left post and went in.

Birmingham’s best chances of the game were both long-range shots from skipper Lucy Staniforth, the first forcing a decent save from City keeper Ellie Roebuck and the second deflecting wide of the post.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

B'ham City Women

Substitutes

Man City Women

Substitutes

Match Stats

Live Text

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

Full Time

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

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Hannah Hampton.

Attempt saved. Demi Stokes (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Laura Coombs replaces Pauline Bremer.

Attempt missed. Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Emma Kelly replaces Claudia Walker.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Foul by Ellen White (Manchester City Women).

Adrienne Jordan (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Kerys Harrop replaces Rebecca Holloway.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Adrienne Jordan (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sarah Mayling.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Tessa Wullaert replaces Lauren Hemp.

Substitution

Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Brianna Visalli replaces Abbi Grant.

Attempt missed. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Goal!

Goal! Birmingham City Women 0, Manchester City Women 2. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jill Scott.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Stephanie Houghton.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Lucy Staniforth.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Hannah Hampton.

Attempt saved. Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) header from very close range is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rebecca Holloway.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rebecca Holloway.

Attempt saved. Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

Second Half

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

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Georgia Stanway replaces Janine Beckie.

Half Time

First Half ends, Birmingham City Women 0, Manchester City Women 1.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Hannah Hampton.

Attempt saved. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Claudia Walker.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rebecca Holloway.

Attempt blocked. Pauline Bremer (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Harriet Scott.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Rebecca Holloway.

Harriet Scott (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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