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Man City beat bottom side Leicester

Last updated on Less than a minute agoLess than a minute ago.From the section Women’s Football

Manchester City won their first game in five in the leagueLeicester City’s wait for a first point in the Women’s Super League continues as Manchester City won comfortably despite going behind within a minute.

Ex-Manchester United striker Jess Sigsworth pounced on a mistake at the back to put Leicester 1-0 up.

But the visitors went on to dominate as Caroline Weir and Keira Walsh scored in the first half, before Lauren Hemp and Laura Coombs extended the advantage.

Manchester City move up to seventh place, while Leicester remain bottom.

Jonathan Morgan’s side, who were promoted from the Championship last season, had the perfect start when Sigsworth fired into the bottom corner after a mix-up at the back by City.

They were full of energy for a few minutes afterwards, but once Gareth Taylor’s side settled, there was only going to be one winner.

England international Hemp linked up with Weir on numerous occasions before the midfielder bagged the equaliser.

Another combination between the two led to Walsh’s ferocious strike from the edge of the box and Hemp added a goal of her own later in the second half.

Substitute Coombs completed the rout to relieve some pressure on boss Taylor, but it will be mounting on Morgan, who must rally Leicester when they go up against an in-form Brighton side next weekend.

Manchester City will hope to make it two successive wins when they face rivals Chelsea on Sunday, 14 November.

Line-upsLeicester City WomenFormation 4-4-2

28Levell

6Brougham5McManus22Plumptre23Purfield

27O’Brien3Tierney8Pike14de Graaf

17Bailey-Gayle9Sigsworth

28Levell6BroughamSubstituted forHowardat 34’minutes5McManus22Plumptre23Purfield27O’BrienBooked at 45minsSubstituted forDevlinat 61’minutes3Tierney8Pike14de GraafSubstituted forFlintat 61’minutes17Bailey-GayleSubstituted forBarkerat 75’minutes9SigsworthSubstitutes1Lambourne7Flint10Devlin15Howard18Barker19Grant20Zajmi29CamwellMan City WomenFormation 4-3-3

34Benameur

10Stanway8Scott5Greenwood3Stokes

12Angeldal24Walsh19Weir

16Park18White15Hemp

34Benameur10Stanway8Scott5Greenwood3Stokes12Angeldal24Walsh19WeirSubstituted forCoombsat 77’minutes16ParkSubstituted forBeckieat 81’minutes18White15HempSubstitutes7Coombs11Beckie13Raso17Losada30Mace31Pilling33KennedyReferee:Helen Conley

Attendance:242

Live TextMatch ends, Leicester City Women 1, Manchester City Women 4.

Second Half ends, Leicester City Women 1, Manchester City Women 4.

Attempt blocked. Alex Greenwood (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Filippa Angeldal.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Sophie Howard.

Foul by Ellen White (Manchester City Women).

Natasha Flint (Leicester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal! Leicester City Women 1, Manchester City Women 4. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Janine Beckie replaces Jessica Park.

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Laura Coombs replaces Caroline Weir.

Substitution, Leicester City Women. Sophie Barker replaces Paige Bailey-Gayle.

Goal! Leicester City Women 1, Manchester City Women 3. Lauren Hemp (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Georgia Stanway.

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kirstie Levell.

Attempt saved. Lauren Hemp (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Caroline Weir.

Attempt missed. Ashleigh Plumptre (Leicester City Women) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Jemma Purfield following a set piece situation.

Foul by Jessica Park (Manchester City Women).

Charlie Devlin (Leicester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Corner, Leicester City Women. Conceded by Jill Scott.

Attempt missed. Sophie Howard (Leicester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jessica Sigsworth following a set piece situation.

Foul by Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women).

Molly Pike (Leicester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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