Sunderland moved up to fifth in Women's Super League One with a comfortable win over Birmingham City.
Former Verona midfielder Dominique Bruinenberg put Sunderland in front shortly after half-time, firing in from the edge of the area.
Hayley Sharp's low finish made it two, before Abbey Joice's well-taken third.
Birmingham created chances, but Rachel Williams missed the target, after the hosts' keeper Rachael Laws' double save denied Williams and Charlie Wellings.
Defeat was the Blues' third in a row in league matches, while Sunderland - who have played at least one match more than eight other sides - moved within a point of fourth-placed Arsenal.
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