Liverpool are too strong for struggling Hammers

Liverpool Women v West Ham Women – FA Women’s Super League – Prenton Park – Report

Liverpool Women 3-1 West Ham United Women 

West Ham United Women went down to a 3-1 Women’s Super League defeat to Liverpool Women in Birkenhead, with Leanne Kiernan, Missy Bo Kearns and Sophie Roman Haug all on target for the Reds.

Shelina Zadorsky was restored to the West Ham starting eleven by Rehanne Skinner following her return to the UK after representing Canada in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Liverpool took the lead in the forty-first minute after Ceri Holland beat MacKenzie Arnold to the ball before tapping a pass to former Hammers striker Kiernan to fire home into an empty net. 

Sub Kearns netted Liverpool’s second just after halftime after she managed to get in front of Amber Tysiak to head past Arnold into the bottom corner.

Roman Haug’s volley at the far post made it 3-0 in the seventy-third minute before Riko Ueki netted a consultation goal for the Hammers three minutes from time.

Liverpool remain in fifth – level on points with Manchester United in fourth place, whilst West Ham remain six points ahead of Bristol City in the relegation spot at the bottom.  

Next up for West Ham in the WSL is a visit to the Chigwell Construction Stadium on Sunday (4.30pm).

Liverpool: Laws, Koivisto, Fisk, Fahey (Capt.) Clark, Matthews, Lundgaard (Kearns 38’) Holland, Hobinger (Daniels 65’) Holland, Hobinger, Kiernan (van de Sanden 61’) Roman Haug Subs not used: Micah, Enderby, Lawley, Parry

West Ham United: Arnold (Capt.) Shimizu, Tysiak, Cissoko (Cooke 58’) Zadorsky, Smith, Hayashi (Bergman Lundin 74’) Gorry (Ademiluyi 74’) Snerle (Ziu 58’) Asseyi, Ueki (Harries 90+2’) Subs not used: Walsh, O’Hanlon, Denton

Referee: Emily Heaslip

Assistants: Isabel Chaplin and Grace Lowe

Fourth Official: Melissa Burgin