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Khadija Shaw (second from right) has scored eight WSL goals this season

Khadija Shaw scored four goals as Manchester City hammered Brighton to climb to third in the Women’s Super League.

Shaw struck twice in the first 12 minutes and when Caroline Weir quickly added another the game seemed over.

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Brighton pulled two back before half-time, but Shaw scored two more and Alex Greenwood and Lauren Hemp also netted after the break.

Victory was City’s 11th in a row in all competitions.

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Line-ups

Man City Women

Formation 4-3-3

20Bronze33Kennedy5Greenwood3Stokes

  • 26Roebuck
  • 20Bronze
  • 33Kennedy

    Substituted forMaceat 73’minutes

  • 5Greenwood
  • 3Stokes
  • 10Stanway
  • 24Walsh
  • 19Weir

    Substituted forAngeldahlat 78’minutes

  • 9Kelly

    Substituted forRasoat 63’minutes

  • 21Shaw

    Substituted forWhiteat 78’minutes

  • 15Hemp

    Substituted forBlakstadat 73’minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Coombs
  • 12Angeldahl
  • 13Raso
  • 18White
  • 30Mace
  • 34Benameur
  • 35Keating
  • 41Blakstad

Brighton Women

Formation 4-4-1-1

6Le Tissier17Kullberg20Williams2Koivisto

10Kaagman8Connolly21Zigiotti Olme15Green

  • 1Walsh
  • 6Le Tissier
  • 17Kullberg
  • 20Williams

    Substituted forKerkdijkat 62’minutes

  • 2Koivisto
  • 10Kaagman
  • 8Connolly

    Substituted forSimpkinsat 88’minutesBooked at 90mins

  • 21Zigiotti Olme
  • 15Green
  • 9Lee

    Substituted forSymondsat 87’minutes

  • 18Carter

    Substituted forWhelanat 72’minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Gibbons
  • 4Bowman
  • 5Kerkdijk
  • 7Whelan
  • 12Bance
  • 19Simpkins
  • 24Symonds
  • 40Startup

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Manchester City Women 7, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 7, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 2.

  3. Emily Simpkins (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Keira Walsh (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  5. Foul by Emily Simpkins (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

  6. Attempt saved. Hayley Raso (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  7. Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Emily Simpkins replaces Megan Connolly.

  8. Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Maisie Symonds replaces Lee Geum-Min.

  9. Foul by Hayley Raso (Manchester City Women).

  10. Emma Koivisto (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Attempt missed. Julie Blakstad (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hayley Raso with a cross.

  12. Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Maya Le Tissier.

  13. Substitution, Manchester City Women. Filippa Angeldahl replaces Caroline Weir.

  14. Substitution, Manchester City Women. Ellen White replaces Khadija Shaw.

  15. Offside, Manchester City Women. Alex Greenwood tries a through ball, but Georgia Stanway is caught offside.

  16. Foul by Julie Blakstad (Manchester City Women).

  17. Maya Le Tissier (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Substitution, Manchester City Women. Ruby Mace replaces Alanna Kennedy.

  19. Substitution, Manchester City Women. Julie Blakstad replaces Lauren Hemp.

  20. Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Aileen Whelan replaces Danielle Carter.