Man City cruise past struggling Villa

Published on: 15 January 2022

Vicky Losada scores her fourth WSL goal of the season.

Manchester City made it five wins in a row as they beat Aston Villa 3-0 at Banks's Stadium.

Georgia Stanway opened the scoring after five minutes in a match where kick-off was delayed by a frozen pitch.

Vicky Losada made it two before half-time and Stanway wrapped up victory with 15 minutes left.

It was a tough afternoon for Villa, who defended well but remain close to the bottom of the Women's Super League table after a fourth straight defeat.

Stanway opened the scoring with a superb drive forward and finish from outside the box via a deflection off Meaghen Sargeant, who was forced off later in the first half after a collision.

Lauren Hemp had already gone close, failing to guide Losada's cross goalwards.

City continued to dominate throughout the first half, but didn't double their lead until four minutes before half time, when Lucy Bronze and Ellen White combined to give Losada a tap-in from close range.

It was Stanway who made absolutely certain of victory, finishing off substitute Janine Beckie's cross after Khadija Shaw, another second-half introduction, failed to connect.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsAston Villa Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

1Hampton2Mayling44Patten3Sargeant33Pacheco8Arthur6Asante7Lehmann19Blindkilde-Browne11Boye-Hlorkah22Hayles

    1Hampton2Mayling44Patten3SargeantSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 25'minutes33Pacheco8ArthurSubstituted forEwersat 82'minutes6Asante7Lehmann19Blindkilde-Browne11Boye-HlorkahSubstituted forHuttonat 65'minutes22HaylesSubstituted forLittlejohnat 82'minutes

Substitutes

    12Hutton16McLoughlin21Ewers23Rogers31Littlejohn

Man City Women

Formation 4-3-3

35Keating20Bronze6Houghton5Greenwood3Stokes17Losada24Walsh10Stanway16Park18White15Hemp

    35Keating20Bronze6HoughtonSubstituted forMaceat 73'minutes5GreenwoodBooked at 58mins3Stokes17LosadaSubstituted forAngeldahlat 67'minutes24Walsh10Stanway16ParkSubstituted forBeckieat 67'minutes18WhiteSubstituted forShawat 73'minutes15HempSubstituted forScottat 73'minutes

Substitutes

    7Coombs8Scott11Beckie12Angeldahl21Shaw30Mace31Pilling

Referee:Louise SaundersAttendance:483Match StatsHome TeamAston Villa WomenAway TeamMan City WomenPossessionHome25%Away75%ShotsHome4Away13Shots on TargetHome2Away3CornersHome3Away4FoulsHome8Away7Live TextPost update

Match ends, Aston Villa Women 0, Manchester City Women 3.

90'+4'Full Time

Second Half ends, Aston Villa Women 0, Manchester City Women 3.

85'Post update

Attempt missed. Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Laura Blindkilde-Browne.

83'Post update

Janine Beckie (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83'Post update

Foul by Jodie Hutton (Aston Villa Women).

82'Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Marisa Ewers replaces Chloe Arthur.

82'Substitution

Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Ruesha Littlejohn replaces Shania Hayles.

80'Post update

Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

80'Post update

Foul by Chloe Arthur (Aston Villa Women).

78'Post update

Hand ball by Jodie Hutton (Aston Villa Women).

76'Post update

Attempt missed. Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

76'Post update

Attempt blocked. Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Demi Stokes.

75'goalGoal!

Goal! Aston Villa Women 0, Manchester City Women 3. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Khadija Shaw.

73'Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Khadija Shaw replaces Ellen White.

73'Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Jill Scott replaces Lauren Hemp.

73'Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Ruby Mace replaces Stephanie Houghton.

71'Post update

Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Demi Stokes.

70'Post update

Offside, Manchester City Women. Lucy Bronze tries a through ball, but Janine Beckie is caught offside.

67'Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Filippa Angeldahl replaces Vicky Losada.

67'Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Janine Beckie replaces Jessica Park.

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Source: bbc.com

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