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Liverpool 0 Manchester City 0
Liverpool became the first club to take points off Manchester City this season after holding them to a goalless draw, but the WSL 1 leaders' remarkable run of clean sheets has now been stretched to seven matches.
Liverpool had the first chance of note six minutes in, when Caroline Weir latched onto a ball over the top but shot straight at Karen Bardsley. The hosts enjoyed the better early moments but City responded a minute later and Siobhan Chamberlain had to be at full stretch to tip a 20-yard strike from Nikita Parris round the post.
Liverpool were happy to soak up the City possession but on 34 minutes a shot from Jane Ross was deflected wide, before Toni Duggan blazed over the bar from the resultant corner.
Both sides had a bit more purpose after the break and Jennifer Beattie fired a 25-yard volley wide on 55 minutes for the league leaders. Lucy Bronze then drilled a left foot shot straight at Chamberlain, before the England international forced the Liverpool stopper to tip a fiercer effort over the bar moments later.
The best chance of the match arrived for Liverpool twelve minutes from time, when Rosie White headed a corner from Laura Coombs onto the bar.
Liverpool: Siobhan Chamberlain, Satara Murray, Gemma Bonner, Sophie Ingle, Alex Greenwood, Kate Longhurst, Laura Coombs, Natasha Harding (sub Niamh Charles 89mins), Shanice Van De Sanden (sub Ashley Hodson 90mins), Caroline Weir (sub Emma Lundh 84mins), Rosie White. Subs not used: Danielle Gibbons, Mandy Van Den Berg, Mayumi Pacheco, Katie Zelem.
Manchester City: Karen Bardsley, Lucy Bronze, Steph Houghton, Abbie McManus, Demi Stokes, Jill Scott, Jennifer Beattie, Kosovare Asllani (sub Isobel Christiansen 59mins), Nikita Parris (sub Georgia Stanway 81mins), Jane Ross, Toni Duggan. (sub Daphne Corboz 73 mins). Subs not used: Marie Hourihan, Megan Campbell, Zoe Tynan.
(Report by www.fawsl.com)
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