#FAWC: Liverpool Women ten points clear after Black Cats see red

Liverpool celebrations
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Liverpool opened up a ten-point lead in the FA Women’s Championship after Charlton Athletic were held and Durham beaten.

Durham 0-3 Bristol City (Att: 369)
Sheffield United 4-0 Blackburn Rovers
Coventry United 1-1 Charlton Athletic
Crystal Palace 1-5 London City Lionesses
Liverpool 3-0 Sunderland
Watford 0-2 Lewes

Leaders seal win with late goals against ten-player Sunderland

Liverpool took another step towards the title with a 3-0 defeat of Sunderland, all the goals coming in the second half and following a red card for the Black Cats.

Neve Herron was sent off after bringing down Katie Stengel, who got up to put away the resulting penalty.

The Reds were unable to add to their led until the dying minutes, when Yana Daniels found the net and Steng won another spot-kick which Missy B0 Kearns this time converted.

Lionesses win London derby

London City Lionesses ran out 5-1 winners at Crystal Palace, where they scored three goals in the space of five first-half minutes to go second in the table.

Charlotte Fleming was first to register on 18 minutes, Amy Rodgers and Mollie Rouse then getting one each.

Palace pulled one back shortly after the interval but Rogers and Rouse then both netted their second goals of the game.

Harrison bags brace for Bristol

Abi Harrison scored Bristol City's equaliser
Bristol City’s two-goal Abi Harrison. (Photo: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Bristol City pulled off a fine 3-0 win away to Durham, aided by an Abbi Harrison brace as she became the Robins’ all-time leading league scorer.

Her first was a tenth-minute lob from outside the area, her second a great finish from Ella Powell’s cross close to half time.

Aggie Beever-Jones wrapped up the scoring when slotting into the net on 90 minutes.

Coventry hold Charlton

Basement side Coventry United held Charlton Athletic to a 1-1 draw with a late leveller, which saw the Addicks slip to third place.

Elise Hughes poked the ball home for the Addicks, following a bit of pinball in the box.

With three minutes left on the clock, a Coventry corner was turned in by Katie Wilkinson.

Four-goal Blades

Sheffield United scored twice in each half in their 4-0 beating of Blackburn Rovers.

Maddy Cusack deliveries led to an own-goal and a headed second from Georgia Roberts, with Rhema Lord-Mears  and Lucy Watson on target in the latter stages.

Lewes up to seventh

Lewes celebrate the opening goal at Watford
Lewes celebrate Georgia Timms’ opening goal at Watford. (Kevin Hodgson/Sports Press Photo)

Lewes are up to seventh after a 2-0 victory away wat Watford.

Lewes went ahead midway through the first half, when Mia Smith made a good save only for Georgia Timms to be on hand to put away the rebound.

The Rooks got a second with a little over 20 minute left, Paula Howells’ cross slotted home by Amelia Hazard.

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