Sunderland Ladies 0-3 Manchester City WomenMan City have won all seven of their Women's Super League games so far this term
Manchester City maintained their two-point lead at the top of Women's Super League One and their flawless league record with victory at Sunderland.
England duo Izzy Christiansen and Nikita Parris got the goals for the visitors, including a brace for Parris.
The winger fired City ahead before half-time and crossed for Christiansen to head in the second after the break.
Parris then ran clear and fired in off the post to complete the deserved win inside the final 20 minutes.
Victory was City's 17th from 17 games in all competitions so far this season and kept them clear of Chelsea at the top following the London club's 1-0 win over Everton earlier on Sunday.
Sunderland Ladies manager Melanie Copeland:
"It's not a game we targeted to win, but we wanted to make it difficult for Manchester City and we did for large periods of the game, and I think when you defend for that long you'll do well not to concede any goals.
"I'm proud of the girls, they delivered the game plan we wanted, but we're obviously disappointed with some of the goals.
Manchester City goalscorer Nikita Parris:
"It was a real team performance today in windy conditions and the pitch wasn't the best but you just have to get on with it, not every pitch is going to be the best, but it was a great result for the girls.
"When teams park the bus against us we have to break them down and we have to score goals because we want to win the league and win every game, but it was tough today for the first 35 minutes, but once we went 1-0 up it was happy days for us."