#FAWSL: Manchester City Women put five past Aston Villa

Caroline Weir breaks the deadlock for Man City
Caroline Weir gives Manchester City the lead against Aston Villa. (Photo: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Manchester City beat Aston Villa 5-0 to jump three places to sixth in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League.

Manchester City struggled to create chances of the first half and only really came close to scoring when Ellen White forced Hannah Hampton to push away her shot for a corner.

It took less then three minutes of the second half for the hosts to turn possession into a goal, Lauren Hemp picking out Caroline Weir to finish.

Maz Pacheco blocked a goalbound effort from Filippa Angeldahl but the lead was quickly doubled, as Georgia Stanway managed to score via a corner with her back to goal.

Emily Gielnik was desperately close to prodding home a cross from Chaney Boye-Hlorkah but shortly after City had their third.

Hampton prevented Vicky Losada’s shot going for a corner but only presented Hayley Raso with the chance to score, the Australian then crossing for Hemp to make it 4-0.

Raso got her second of the game after Hemp’s effort came back off the bar.

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