Doncaster Rovers Belles 0 Manchester City 4

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Doncaster Rovers Belles conceded after just 12 seconds as they went down 4-0 at home to FAWSL1 leaders Manchester City.

The first goal came just moments after kick-off when Leandra Little gave the ball away and Jane Ross headed in Georgia Stanway’s cross.

Belles, who are still without a league point, responded well but fell further behind soon after when a corner found its way to Steph Houghton, whose header inside the box found midfielder Izzy Christiansen who was able to swivel and shoot beyond Nicola Hobbs.

The home side did create chances. Christie Murray struck the post with a superb lofted effort before Carla Humphrey smashed the rebound over.

But another corner sealed Belles’ demise just after the hour when Lucy Bronze found herself on the end of Toni Duggan’s cross.

Duggan later hit the post herself with a deflected effort before Daphne Corboz rounded off proceedings with an excellent left-footed effort as the game moved into stoppage time.