Man City leapfrog Chelsea at top of WSL after big win at Liverpool

Manchester City moved three points clear of Chelsea at the top of the Women's Super League table with a 4-1 victory at Liverpool.

Liverpool boss Matt Beard called for his side to be aggressive against City and his players responded. The hosts made an extremely bright start, dominating possession and asking plenty of questions of City's defence.

However, the visitors held firm and all Liverpool's good early work was undone when Rachael Laws pushed Jess Park's shot back into the path of Lauren Hemp, who showed great composure to finish into the bottom corner.

City hardly had a kick in the first 15 minutes of the game but they doubled their advantage in the 22nd minute when Park danced her way through the Liverpool defence before firing in off the post to leave Laws with no chance.

It got worse for the hosts just two minutes later when Khadija Shaw skipped past Gemma Bonner before smashing the ball past a helpless Laws and into the top corner to put City out of sight heading into the break.