Manchester City have continued their winning streak in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League into a 10th game after beating a much improved Bristol City side 3-0 at Twerton Park this evening.
First half goals from Caroline Weir and Ellen White and a second half header from Sam Mewis helped Manchester City to secure another three points as they continue to apply real pressure to Barclays FA Women’s Super League leaders Chelsea.
Mewis fired an early effort narrowly over for the visitors before Manchester City soon took the lead when Weir calmly slotted home with an effort from inside the area.
Gareth Taylor’s side doubled their lead on the half-hour when White tapped home a Lauren Hemp pass before home keeper Sophie Baggaley twice denied Mewis as Manchester City looked to increase their advantage before the break.
Given the nature of Bristol City’s previous defeats to some of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League’s top sides, one would be forgiven for fearing the worst for them in the second half but Matt Beard’s side came out with plenty of fight left in them.
Abi Harrison saw a goal chalked off for offside for The Robins before Aimee Palmer was inches away from pulling a goal back.
At the other end, Baggaley was again on top form to deny White when one-on-one with the Manchester City forward before Hemp headed against the post.
The Bristol City keeper then pulled off an excellent save to deny Abby Dahlkemper a first Manchester City goal before Mewis nodded home a third for Gareth Taylor’s side after Janine Beckie’s shot had initially been saved.
The scoreline suggests that Manchester City were emphatic winners, however, this was a much improved performance by Bristol City against a top side and they will take plenty of confidence from the game into their remaining fixtures.