Jordan Nobbs’ stunning long-range free-kick separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, as the Blues suffered their first league home loss since the two sides met in April 2015.
A Toni Duggan strike on 27 minutes separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, as the Blues produced a display encompassing true Manchester pride, grit and spirit in a difficult week for the city.
Jane Ross bagged a brace, while Jill Scott and Kosovare Asllani also found the net, ensuring Lucy Quinn’s first half strike proved a mere consolation for the visitors, who also had a penalty saved by Ellie Roebuck.
A stunning 4-1 win over Birmingham at Wembley Stadium earned the Blues their first FA Cup triumph, adding a new trophy to their collection which already boasts two Continental Tyres Cup and a league crown.
The Blues claimed a dominant 3-0 victory at the Stoke Gifford Stadium, handing Nick Cushing’s side their second consecutive away win and maintaining their unbeaten run in the competition.
The Blues came from 2-1 down to triumph 3-2 at Reading, thanks to a Nikita Parris double and a header from substitute Jill Scott.
How it played out...
Trailing 3-1 from the first leg at the Academy Stadium, the Blues headed to France with a mountain to climb against the three-time winners but claimed a hard-fought 1-0 triumph at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais, thanks to Carli Lloyd’s thunderous strike.
Kosovare Asllani’s second goal for the Club had cancelled out Saki Kumagai’s opener but goals from Dzsenifer Maroszan and Eugenie Le Sommer handed the reigning champions a strong advantage to take into the return leg.