Manchester City ensured the Women’s Super League One title race will go to the final day of the season after consigning Bristol Academy to relegation with a 6-1 win.

The hosts led 3-0 at the break thanks to goals from Jill Scott, Isobel Christiansen and Lucy Bronze.

Nikita Parris added a fourth, Christiansen netted her second from the spot and Georgia Stanway made it six.

Caroline Weir netted a consolation goal as Bristol were condemned to WSL 2.

The result ensured that Birmingham City retain their top-flight status, while City go top of the table ahead of Chelsea’s evening fixture at Liverpool Ladies.

Manchester City:

Bardsley, Bronze (McManus 82), Houghton, Beattie, Stokes, Walsh, Scott, Harding (Corboz 61), Christiansen, Johnson; Parris (Stanway 57).

Substitutes not used:

Radtke, Lipman Brougham, McIver.

Bristol Academy:

Earps, Dykes, Brown, Ladd (Short 70), Brummel (Pinto 76), Ingle, Evans, James, Murray, Weir, Jade.

Substitutes not used:

Reid, Lawrence, Popadinova, Passariello.