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Tuesday 23 September K.O. 19:45

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Manchester Regional Arena | 21st May 2014 19:30

Manchester City Ladies v Everton Ladies

Everton Ladies will have to wait a little longer for the first win of the WSL season, after falling to a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Manchester City at the Manchester Regional Arena.

Goals from Krystle Johnston and former Blue Jill Scott were enough to take the points for the hosts, with Andy Spence making two changes from the side that gained a point from Bristol Academy.

The first half saw a cagey start, as both sides approached each other's style with caution, but it was Everton who created the first clear opening.

Kelly Jones played in Nikita Parris, whose driving run and inviting centre was met well by Magill, who forced a smart stop from Karen Bardsley.

Scott thought she had fired City in front on 26 minutes, but Rachel Brown Finnis was equal to her 20-yard drive.

The Blues custodian could do nothing about the resulting corner. Jessica Holbrook's centre was met at the back post by Krystle Johnston to put City 1 - 0 up, although Gabby George may have got the final touch.

Parris' flair for the spectacular was nearly evident again when the tenacious Kelly Jones gained possession in midfield, leaving the young forward to execute an audacious effort from fully 30 yards with the Bardsley off her line.

The Blues experienced the worst possible start to the second period. A long, hopeful clearance up the field saw Lindsay Johnson miscue her header, allowing Scott a chance to finish with a composed lob over the stranded Brown-Finnis.

The remainder of the half played host to few chances, with the clearest opening came for the visitors. Jones cannoned a close-range volley onto the upright after Bardsley had saved Magill's initial effort.

The Toffees' boss introduced Danielle Turner and Lucy Whipp into the proceedings, but his efforts proved ultimately in vain as the Citizens held out for their second consecutive WSL victory.

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