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Women’s Super League: Reading 1-1 Manchester City

Manchester City dropped more points in their quest to reclaim the Women’s Super League title as they were held to a draw by battling Reading.

Amelie Eikeland headed in from a corner within three minutes to give the Royals the lead against last season’s runners-up.

City had a chance cleared off the line and found Reading keeper Grace Moloney a tough barrier to beat.

Sam Mewis eventually dragged City level but a further goal eluded them.

Gareth Taylor’s side are now seven points behind leaders Arsenal after just five games, having drawn two and lost one of their opening fixtures.

They fashioned plenty of chances, with Georgia Stanway at the heart of much of their best play, but were unable to take them, with United States international Mewis also denied late on.

Reading boss Kelly Chambers saw her side foil City on numerous occasions as they bounced back from defeat by Birmingham in their previous game.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 11Harding
  • 14Cooper
  • 5Bartrip
  • 3MitchellBooked at 51mins
  • 6James
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forLeineat 82′minutes
  • 8Fishlock
  • 10BrutonSubstituted forHarriesat 76′minutes
  • 9Eikeland
  • 18CarterSubstituted forRoweat 60′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leine
  • 7Jeon
  • 16Nayler
  • 23Rowe
  • 28Woodham
  • 29Skeels
  • 32Childerhouse
  • 35Quirk
  • 36Harries

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 20Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 27Greenwood
  • 3Stokes
  • 22Mewis
  • 24Walsh
  • 21Lavelle
  • 9Kelly
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forCoombsat 84′minutes
  • 10StanwaySubstituted forParkat 78′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bardsley
  • 4Bonner
  • 7Coombs
  • 8Scott
  • 11Beckie
  • 14Morgan
  • 16Park
  • 34Benameur

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