Man City power through in Women's Champions League

Published on: 12 October 2017
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Nikita Parris scored in both legs of Manchester City's Women's Champions League win over St Polten

Manchester City joined Chelsea in the last 16 of the Women's Champions League by easing to a 6-0 aggregate win over Austrian side St Polten.

Already leading 3-0 from the first leg, City wasted a glorious early chance to extend their lead when Jane Ross saw her penalty saved by Jasmin Boisits.

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Nikita Parris finally bundled City in front and Jill Scott fired in from 18 yards just before half-time.

Melissa Lawley drove in a late third to underline City's dominance.

After Women's Super League One rivals Chelsea overcame Bayern Munich on away goals on Wednesday, City's progression means that there are two English sides in the draw for the last 16 for the first time since 2013-14.

City controlled the second leg from start to finish and England captain Steph Houghton prodded over the bar before Ross was tripped by Boisits as she chased down a misplaced back pass, only to see her spot-kick saved by the keeper.

Boisits then saved well from Izzy Christiansen and Jen Beattie before Parris converted Abbie McManus' cross from close range.

Scott's fine drive removed any suggestion of a dramatic fightback by the Austrian champions, and Lawley wrapped up City's fifth successive win in all competitions this season from Megan Campbell's long throw.

The draw for the last 16 will be held in Nyon, Switzerland, at 12:30 BST on Monday, 16 October.

However, City and Chelsea cannot be drawn against each other at that stage of the competition.

Manchester City Women: Roebuck; McManus, Houghton, Beattie, Stokes (Campbell, 71); Walsh, Scott, Stanway (Lawley, 61); Parris (Emslie, 61), Ross, Christiansen.

Subs not used: Hourihan, Morgan.

St Polton: Boisits; Tabotta, Biroova, Babicky, Wienroither; Prohaska, Eder (Sobotka, 16), Klein (Wronski, 65), Enzinger; Vago, Pinther.

Subs not used: Abiral, El-Dahaibiova, Zagor, Zver.

Referee: Monika Mularczyk (POL)

Source: bbc.com

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