Man City hammer Liverpool 4-1 to go top of WSL

Striker Khadija Shaw scored twice for Manchester City as they thrashed Liverpool 4-1 away on Saturday to take a three-point lead over Chelsea at the top of the Women's Super League.

Lauren Hemp broke the deadlock for City in the 16th minute and Jessica Park added a second six minute later before Shaw netted in the 24th minute to leave Liverpool reeling.

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Shaw struck again five minutes after the break to make it 17 goals in 17 league games this season for the Jamaican international before Taylor Hinds grabbed a stunning consolation goal for the home side.

City moved on to 46 points after 18 games, three ahead of Chelsea who face Arsenal in Sunday's League Cup final and have a game in hand on the leaders. Liverpool remain fourth on 29 points.

Khadija Shaw celebrating her second goal of the game.
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City midfielder Mary Fowler told Sky Sports: "We are really happy. We wanted to come here and get the win and get it in the right way and I think we did that today.

"Everyone is on the same page and anyway that I am able to help, I am happy to do that."

Rachel Daly grabbed a 75th-minute equaliser for Aston Villa as they drew 2-2 at home with Leicester City.

Adriana Leon had given the hosts the lead but Leicester struck back with goals from Yuka Momiki and Samantha Tierney before Daly ensured a share of the points for Villa who remained in seventh spot, three points ahead of eighth-placed Leicester.