Manchester City won their seventh WSL game in a row – a Manchester derby – to leapfrog rivals Manchester United into second place.
There was little urgency on show by either side as the 183rd Manchester Derby ended in a dull scoreless draw.
Nervous Manchester City qualified for the final of the Carabao Cup despite a 1-0 defeat to a Manchester United side who finished with 10-men in a tense encounter.
Manchester City are now 14 points off the Premier League pace setters Liverpool after a 2-1 home defeat to rivals Manchester United in the Manchester derby.
Caroline Weir scored an excellent first goal in the WSL Manchester derby to hand bragging rights to Manchester City against unlucky Manchester United who were denied by great goalkeeping and the woodwork.