Brighton 0-6 Manchester City: Blues dazzle in second half with four goals in 10 minutes in WSL thriller

City stormed the second half to triumph against the hosts in fine fashion.

<p>Hayley Raso of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their team’s fifth goal Credit: Getty</p>

Hayley Raso of Manchester City celebrates after scoring their team’s fifth goal Credit: Getty

A rampant second-half showing from Manchester City saw them thump Brighton 6-0, with four goals coming in a scintillating ten-minute period.

Despite enjoying much of the ball in the opening 45 minutes, City had to wait until after the break to really move through the gears.

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Lauren Hemp’s cross was turned into her own net by Victoria Williams three minutes after the restart before the City winger scored a superb second 90 seconds later.

Georgia Stanway then finished well inside a crowded penalty box and Laura Coombs’ rasping 20-yard drive made it 4-0.

Hayley Raso and substitute Vicky Losada also got on the scoresheet to complete a perfect afternoon for City.

Vicky Losada of Manchester City celebrates with teammates Ellen White and Janine Beckie Credit: Getty

The hosts had their moments, Inessa Kaagman poking just past the far post from a terrific Aileen Whelan cross before the break and Danielle Carter shooting narrowly over.

At the other end, Stanway was thwarted twice in the six-yard area by Maya Le Tissier and later Ellie Brazil, with Hemp cutting in from the other flank to equally dangerous effect in a goalless first half.

City, and in particular Hemp, came out in ruthless fashion at the resumption. After her pacy delivery forced Williams to convert into her own net for the opener, Hemp executed a superb piece of skill to lob Walsh and double the lead.

Georgia Stanway of Manchester City Credit: Getty

Lucy Bronze cut in from the by-line to tee up Stanway, who still had plenty to do with a sea of bodies in front of her when scoring the third, before Coombs added the pick of the bunch by seizing on a loose pass and lashing into the top corner.

Raso tucked in a fifth after latching on to a long ball from the returning Steph Houghton and Losada got in on the act moments later with a deflected finish off the unfortunate Danielle Bowman.

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