City win Manchester derby to boost WSL title hopes

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By Emma SandersBBC Sport at Old Trafford

Last updated on 2 minutes ago.From the section Women's Football

Jill Roord scores for Manchester CityManchester City have scored six goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half, only Tottenham (seven) have scored more in the WSL this season

Manchester City bounced back from successive defeats to beat rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford and put their Women's Super League title challenge back on track.

In front of a record 43,615 crowd for a Manchester United WSL game, Gareth Taylor's side reminded the city of their superiority in the women's game, coming from behind to seal victory despite having only 10 players for the final 15 minutes.

United captain Katie Zelem had put the hosts in front, scoring from the penalty spot after England defender Alex Greenwood blocked Melvine Malard's shot with her arm.

However, City's Jill Roord and team-mate Lauren Hemp scored within two minutes of each other to turn the game around in the visitors' favour, and they added a third after the break when Khadjia Shaw charged down goalkeeper Mary Earps' clearance.

With City seemingly in control, United were given a lifeline when Laia Aleixandri was sent off for a second booking, but Marc Skinner's side could not find a response.

Victory moves City up to third in the WSL table, six points behind leaders Chelsea, while United sit one point behind in fourth.

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Line-ups

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

27Earps6Blundell21Turner4Le Tissier11Galton16NaalsundSubstituted forWilliamsat 77'minutes10Zelem9MalardBooked at 68minsSubstituted forGarcíaat 68'minutes7TooneSubstituted forMiyazawaat 77'minutes22ParrisSubstituted forRiviereat 45'minutes23da Silva Ferreira

Substitutes

12Ladd14Riviere15Evans17García20Miyazawa28Williams39Middleton-Patel91Tullis-Joyce

Man City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

35Keating4AleixandriBooked at 72mins33Kennedy5GreenwoodBooked at 21mins15Ouahabi20Roord25HasegawaSubstituted forHoughtonat 83'minutes9KellySubstituted forCoombsat 83'minutes12Angeldahl11HempSubstituted forFowlerat 89'minutes21ShawSubstituted forCasparijat 75'minutes

Substitutes

6Houghton7Coombs8Fowler10Castellanos14Morgan16Park18Casparij22MacIver41Blakstad

Referee:Cheryl Foster

Attendance:43,615

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester United Women 1, Manchester City Women 3.

Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 1, Manchester City Women 3.

Leah Galton (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mary Fowler (Manchester City Women).

Foul by Rachel Williams (Manchester United Women).

Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Manchester United Women. Lucía García tries a through ball, but Leah Galton is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Jayde Riviere (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Alex Greenwood.

Attempt saved. Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maya Le Tissier.

Attempt blocked. Geyse Ferreira (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Kerstin Casparij.

Attempt saved. Jayde Riviere (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Maya Le Tissier with a through ball.

Attempt blocked. Lucía García (Manchester United Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Williams.

Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Manchester United Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leah Galton with a cross.

Alanna Kennedy (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Geyse Ferreira (Manchester United Women).

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Mary Fowler replaces Lauren Hemp.

Jill Roord (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rachel Williams (Manchester United Women).

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