Two own goals from Reading captain Emma Mukandi gave Manchester City victory in the Women’s Super League at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
City lacked a cutting edge in places, but constant pressure from Lauren Hemp led to Mukandi’s two second-half errors.
Bunny Shaw’s header from Mary Fowler’s cross, her seventh goal in six league games, wrapped up the points.
It’s City’s fourth straight win in La Liga.
Gareth Taylor’s team is fourth in the table with 12 points, heading into the international break.
Reading, meanwhile, are second from bottom with three points, having picked up their first points of the season last weekend with victory over Leicester, which ended a 14-match run of the WSL without a win.
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End of match, Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 3.
End of second half, Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 3.
Offside, Reading Women. Amalie Eikeland tries a through ball but Gemma Evans is in an offside position.
Foul by Alex Greenwood (Manchester City Women).
Charlie Wellings (Reading Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Reading women. Natasha Dowie replaces Sanne Troelsgaard.
Substitution, Reading women. Lauren Wade replaces Lily Woodham.
Change, Manchester City Women. Julie Blakstad replaces Lauren Hemp.
failed attempt Attempt missed. Mary Fowler (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.
Corner, Manchester City Women. Corner taken by Emma Mukandi.
Attempt blocked. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Khadija Shaw with a cross into the box.
Goal! Reading Women 0, Manchester City Women 3. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) header from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mary Fowler.
Foul by Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women).
Lily Woodham (Reading Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Corner, Women reading. Corner taken by Mary Fowler.
Corner, Women reading. Corner taken by Khadija Shaw.
Corner, Women reading. Corner taken by Sandy MacIver.
failed attempt Attempt missed. Rachel Rowe (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Charlie Wellings after a corner kick.
Attempt blocked. Charlie Wellings (Reading Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Emma Mukandi.
Corner, Women reading. Corner taken by Chloe Kelly.