Oshoala hot for Liverpool ladies, scores first goal in England

first_imgSuper Falcons’ Asisat Oshoala, scored her first goal in English football yesterday to help defending Women’s Super League One champions Liverpool overcome Birmingham City 2-1.The Nigeria striker Oshoala was lively before meeting a Gemma Bonner cross to volley home just before the break.Oshoala cut the ball back for Fara Williams to make it 2-0 before Aoife Mannion gave Birmingham late hope.Liverpool’s first win of 2015 was overshadowed as Kate Longhurst went off on a stretcher with concussion.The forward received lengthy treatment on the pitch following a clash of heads with Remi Allen.Birmingham’s second league loss of the season came just 10 days after they ended Liverpool’s FA Cup hopes with a 3-1 fifth-round win at Damson Park. Liverpool: Stout; Harris, Bonner, Murray, Schroder; Easton; Smorsgard (Rolser 69), Williams, Longhurst (Dale 90), Oshoala (Staniforth 90); Dowie.Substitutes not used: Darbyshire, Ryland, Donoghue, Pacheco.last_img