Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion LIVE: Women's Super League result, final score and reaction

A general view of the King Power Stadium (The FA via Getty Images)
A general view of the King Power Stadium (The FA via Getty Images)

Follow The Independent's live coverage of all the action in the FA Women’s Super League today.

The WSL is the top tier of English women’s football with international players from all over the world plying their trade in one of the most competitive and entertaining leagues around.

Chelsea have won three of the past four titles and Emma Hayes’ side will be right in the hunt again, with the likes of Arsenal - champions in 2018-19 – and Manchester City, who have been runners-up for each of the past four seasons, among their competitors.

With the top three sides qualifying for the UEFA Women’s Champions League, all 12 WSL teams have plenty to play for, although some clubs’ main ambition will simply be to avoid the drop.

The side who finish bottom will be relegated to the FA Women’s Championship – a fate that befell Bristol City in 2020-21 – and newly-promoted Leicester City, competing in the top flight of the women’s game for the first time, will be eager to avoid an immediate return.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Manchester City WFC 3 - 1 Brighton & Hove Albion WFC

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Match ends, Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Goal! Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 1. Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Lee Geum-Min (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) hits the right post with a right footed shot from the centre of the box. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson following a set piece situation.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Esme Morgan (Manchester City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Esme Morgan (Manchester City Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Poppy Pattinson.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Esme Morgan (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Hayley Raso with a headed pass.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Julie Blakstad (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from very close range is too high. Assisted by Hayley Raso.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Hayley Raso (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Substitution, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Libby Bance replaces Veatriki Sarri.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Ruby Mace (Manchester City Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Hayley Raso with a cross.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Alex Greenwood.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Ruby Mace (Manchester City Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. Ruby Mace replaces Deyna Castellanos.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Veatriki Sarri (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Poppy Pattinson.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Alex Greenwood.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Danielle Carter (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Poppy Pattinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Veatriki Sarri (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Jorja Fox.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Greenwood.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Megan Connolly (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Offside, Manchester City Women. Esme Morgan tries a through ball, but Deyna Castellanos is caught offside.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. Hayley Raso replaces Chloe Kelly.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. Esme Morgan replaces Kerstin Casparij.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Conceded by Kerstin Casparij.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross following a corner.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Megan Connolly.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Alex Greenwood (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Kayleigh Green.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Filippa Angeldahl (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Poppy Pattinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Leila Ouahabi (Manchester City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Leila Ouahabi (Manchester City Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Jorja Fox (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Julia Olme.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) hits the right post with a right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right. Assisted by Chloe Kelly.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Filippa Angeldahl.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Second Half begins Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. Filippa Angeldahl replaces Laura Coombs.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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First Half ends, Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Deyna Castellanos.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Greenwood.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Julie Blakstad.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Veatriki Sarri (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Kerstin Casparij (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt saved. Alex Greenwood (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Jorja Fox.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Julie Blakstad (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Yui Hasegawa.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Goal! Manchester City Women 3, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Julie Blakstad.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Julia Olme (Brighton and Hove Albion Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Goal! Manchester City Women 2, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0. Julie Blakstad (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Laia Aleixandri.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Greenwood with a cross following a set piece situation.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Poppy Pattinson (Brighton and Hove Albion Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt blocked. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kerstin Casparij.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Own Goal by Jorja Fox, Brighton and Hove Albion Women. Manchester City Women 1, Brighton and Hove Albion Women 0.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Jorja Fox.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Foul by Julie Blakstad (Manchester City Women).

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Attempt missed. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Deyna Castellanos.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Offside, Manchester City Women. Alex Greenwood tries a through ball, but Julie Blakstad is caught offside.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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First Half begins.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

Manchester City vs Brighton & Hove Albion

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