Leicester produce huge win over Liverpool to jump out of WSL relegation spot

Leicester City celebrate scoring a goal in the Women's Super League
BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Hannah Cain of Leicester City celebrates with teammates after scoring the team's first goal during the FA Women's Super League match between Liverpool and Leicester City at Prenton Park on February 12, 2023 in Birkenhead, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

Leicester City have been fighting an uphill battle against relegation for the majority of this Women’s Super League season. Against Liverpool though, they were able to produce a stunning performance to haul themselves out of the drop zone.

Leicester’s last meeting with Liverpool back in February saw the Foxes scrape a narrow victory. This time however, they put four past the Reds in a convincing win.

Starting XIs


Leitzig; Nevin, Bott, Whelan, Green, Jones, Howard, Siemsen, Cain, Plumptre, Mace


Laws; Koivisto, Robe, Matthews, Kearns, Nagano, Hinds, Holland, Van de Sanden, Stengel, Dowie

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Leicester vs Liverpool — How it went

Barely 15 minutes into the game, the hosts had already managed to break the deadlock. A layoff to Josie Green allowed the midfielder to take a shot on goal. Striking the ball through a crowded penalty area, the midfielder was able to put the ball beyond Rachel Laws to give Leicester the early lead.

Just six, minutes later Leicester doubled their advantage. A quick counter-attack from the hosts saw Carrie Jones fire the ball into the top of the Liverpool net.

No sooner had the second half began, and Leicester were able to increase their lead. A well worked corner saw Ashleigh Plumptre head the ball home from within the six-yard area. An injury time goal for the hosts saw Missy Goodwin bag her first of the afternoon in the 97th minute. The No.20 headed the ball home from a corner taken by Courtney Nevin.

The tie finished with a definitive 4-0 victory to the host, moving them two points clear of the relegation spot.

What is next for Leicester and Liverpool?

Leicester will next face back-to-back away matches against Chelsea and Arsenal before hosting West Ham. Kirk’s side will wrap up their WSL campaign with a visit to Brighton.

Liverpool will travel to face Chelsea before hosting Manchester City. Matt Beard’s team will travel for an away tie to Aston Villa before facing Manchester United at home for the finale.

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