Georgia Stanway was a second-half substitute as Manchester City kept up the pressure at the top of the FA Women's Super League with a 2-0 victory against Birmingham City.

It was a fifth straight win in all competitions for City, who struck in either half at Damson Park through England internationals Ellen White and Keira Walsh to move level on points with Arsenal.

It was White's first game back at the club she left during the summer and it took her just 34 seconds for the joint-top scorer at last year's Women's World Cup to bite the hand that used to feed her.

After charging down the right, Janine Beckie fed the ball inside for Jill Scott, whose first-time cross was turned in by White from close range to give the visitors the best possible start.

City went on to dominate the first half, but goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck was called upon to scramble away a dipping effort from 25 yards by Lucy Staniforth.

Stanway was brought on for Beckie at half-time, in front of the watching England women coach Phil Neville.

The chances continued to come for the away side, with Gemma Bonner having a header cleared off the line by Lucy Whipp before their second goal finally arrived after 65 minutes.

Scott cut inside from the right before passing the ball to Walsh, who crashed a stunning effort from the edge of the area in off the post.