Khadija Shaw WSL hat-trick helps Manchester City cruise to Liverpool win

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A hat-trick from Khadija Shaw helped Manchester City to come from behind against Liverpool and secure a thumping 5-1 win that moved them up to second in the Women’s Super League.

Taylor Hinds’s long-range effort had given the visiting team the lead but it lasted only four minutes, with the centre-back Gemma Bonner turning into her own net with Shaw putting her under pressure.

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Shaw grabbed two in the first half and a second in the 56th minute to confirm her third hat-trick of the season and a Chloe Kelly penalty provided their fifth. City leapfrog Arsenal into second with the win, leading the Gunners on goal difference, and sit three points behind Chelsea.

A goal in the 95th minute from Elisabeth Terland secured all three points for Brighton against Bristol City. Terland had given the hosts the lead just past the half-hour before Abi Harrison equalised for City, who sit bottom of the table.

Katie Robinson put Brighton ahead again but an 83rd-minute goal from the Wales youngster Carrie Jones drew City level. Terland’s second denied Bristol the point that would have lifted them off bottom. Melissa Phillips’s Brighton are up to eighth, a point behind Aston Villa and seven away from fourth-placed Manchester United.

Tottenham edged a wild thriller in windy conditions at West Ham, prevailing 4-3 to cement their top-six place and leave their opponents in relegation trouble.

Grace Clinton was the star for Spurs, scoring their opener before setting up Celin Bizet to restore the visitors’ lead after Risa Shimizu had levelled with her first West Ham goal.

Clinton made it 3-1 with a fine 20-yard finish early in the second half but the hosts fought back to level through Viviane Asseyi’s close-range finish and Amber Tysiak’s looping header.

Jessica Naz turned the game back in Spurs’ favour with a clinical finish five minutes later before Katrina Gorry hit the post on her Hammers debut.


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