Daly hat-trick leads Villa to Reading triumph

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Rachel Daly celebratesRachel Daly scored a hat-trick to lead Aston Villa to victory

A hat-trick from Rachel Daly saw Aston Villa come from behind to beat Reading in the Women's Super League.

Lauren Wade gave Reading an early lead but Daly scored two headed goals to put Villa ahead before the break.

Reading's afternoon went from bad to worse in the second half as goalkeeper Jacqueline Burns was sent off for a foul on Kirsty Hanson.

Daly sealed her excellent performance after she beat substitute keeper Grace Moloney from the penalty spot.

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Line-ups

Aston Villa Women

Formation 4-3-3

21Leat2Mayling15Patten14Turner33Pacheco19BlindkildeSubstituted forMcLoughlinat 79'minutes6Corsie10DaliSubstituted forMullettat 90+3'minutes7Lehmann8DalySubstituted forGoodwinat 90+3'minutes20HansonSubstituted forGregoryat 69'minutes

Substitutes

1Hampton9Gielnik16McLoughlin18Gregory26Goodwin35Mullett

Reading Women

Formation 3-4-3

25BurnsBooked at 65mins3Mukandi5Evans17CaldwellSubstituted forCooperat 62'minutes9Eikeland37PrimmerSubstituted forMoloneyat 70'minutes27Vanhaevermaet28Woodham11WadeSubstituted forBrysonat 62'minutes23Rowe10Dowie

Substitutes

1Moloney2Bryson14Cooper18Jane30Poulter33Meadows-Tuson51Troelsgaard

Referee:Adam Herczeg

Attendance:4,566

Live Text

Match ends, Aston Villa Women 3, Reading Women 1.

Second Half ends, Aston Villa Women 3, Reading Women 1.

Foul by Freya Gregory (Aston Villa Women).

Deanna Cooper (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Georgia Mullett replaces Kenza Dali.

Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Isobel Goodwin replaces Rachel Daly.

Attempt missed. Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kenza Dali with a cross.

Anna Patten (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Natasha Dowie (Reading Women).

Foul by Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women).

Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Anna Patten (Aston Villa Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kenza Dali with a cross.

Alisha Lehmann (Aston Villa Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gemma Evans (Reading Women).

Attempt saved. Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kenza Dali with a cross.

Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Deanna Cooper.

Attempt blocked. Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Anna Patten (Aston Villa Women) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Kenza Dali with a cross.

Corner, Aston Villa Women. Conceded by Faye Bryson.

Attempt missed. Deanna Cooper (Reading Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

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