An avalanche of goals failed to materialise, but Manchester City still took a giant step towards the quarter finals of the Women’s Champions League.
Sam Mewis scored twice on her return from injury before Lauren Hemp and Caroline Weir helped Manchester City beat Birmingham City at St George’s Park in the WSL.
Manchester City won their seventh WSL game in a row – a Manchester derby – to leapfrog rivals Manchester United into second place.
Lauren Hemp scored the winning goal as Manchester City closed to within two points of Chelsea at the top of the league after a dramatic day in the Women’s Super League.
Lauren Hemp scored twice as Manchester City Women put seven goals past WSL newcomers Aston Villa Women after a month long break without a competitive fixture.