Liverpool hold off Birmingham as Niamh Charles’ delightful lob earns win

• Niamh Charles got the only goal of the game as Liverpool beat Birmingham 1-0
• Everton got first win of the season, beating Yeovil 2-0 at Huish Park

Liverpool moved up to third in WSL 1 with a 1-0 win over Birmingham that came courtesy of Niamh Charles’ second goal the season.

Charles scored in the Reds’ opening day Merseyside derby win but this goal might even have brought her more pleasure. Gemma Bonner’s long ball over the Blues back line set Charles in the clear but with Hannah Hampton rushing out the winger had to think quickly. Charles settled on a cool lob over the keeper and was rewarded for her quick-thinking when the ball sweetly nestled in net.

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