WSL: Caroline Weir shines for Manchester City in derby win

Scottish midfielder Caroline Weir scored a superb late lob as Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-0 to leapfrog its rival into second place.

Caroline Weir celebrates with her team-mates after scoring the third goal. - REUTERS

Scottish midfielder Caroline Weir scored a superb late lob as Manchester City beat Manchester United 3-0 to leapfrog its rival into second place in the FA Women’s Super League on a chilly Friday night.

Full back Lucy Bronze gave City the lead midway through the first half as United failed to clear a corner and she drove the loose ball home through a crowd of bodies. Lauren Hemp added a second for the host with a bouncing drive in the 71st minute.

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City saved the best for last as Weir picked up the ball just outside the box and jinked outside before sending a perfectly-weighted lob over Mary Earps into the net in the 84th minute to wrap up the three points.

 

The win moved City up to second spot in the standings on 33 points, two behind leader Chelsea after 14 games. United’s second defeat in a row meant it slipped to third place on 32 points having played 15 games.

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