#'Hemp inspires Man City to comeback win over Villa

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Lauren Hemp scores for Manchester CityLauren Hemp scores her sixth goal in nine games against Aston Villa

Lauren Hemp scored twice in four minutes to secure victory for Manchester City over Aston Villa in the Women's Super League at the Joie Stadium.

Danielle Turner had given the visitors an early lead, but Carla Ward's side struggled to contain City and relented in the second half.

The win lifted City up to second in the table, level on points with third-placed Arsenal and three points behind leaders Chelsea, who meet on Sunday.

Villa, who struggled to get star striker Rachel Daly into the game throughout, remain 10th.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Man City Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

35Keating4Aleixandri33KennedySubstituted forCasparijat 45'minutes5Greenwood15Ouahabi25Hasegawa7Coombs9Kelly20Roord11Hemp21Shaw

Substitutes

1Roebuck3Stokes6Houghton8Fowler10Castellanos14Morgan16Park18Casparij30Mace

Aston Villa Women

Formation 4-3-3

1van Domselaar2MaylingBooked at 75mins4Patten14Turner33Pacheco5Staniforth6CorsieBooked at 30minsSubstituted forParkerat 74'minutes8NobbsSubstituted forSalmonat 74'minutes22MagillSubstituted forHansonat 45'minutes9Daly10Dali

Substitutes

15Parker16McLoughlin17Salmon19Blindkilde Brown20Hanson21Leat23Leon

Live Text

Match ends, Manchester City Women 2, Aston Villa Women 1.

Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 2, Aston Villa Women 1.

Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa 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.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women).

Attempt saved. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Yui Hasegawa (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rachel Daly (Aston Villa Women).

Attempt saved. Lucy Parker (Aston Villa Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ebony Salmon.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Daphne van Domselaar (Aston Villa Women).

Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Sarah Mayling (Aston Villa Women).

Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Ebony Salmon replaces Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution, Aston Villa Women. Lucy Parker replaces Rachel Corsie.

Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachel Corsie (Aston Villa Women).

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