On Sunday, in a Women’s Super League (WSL) clash at Old Trafford, Manchester City staged a remarkable comeback, securing a 3-1 victory over local rivals Manchester United.
The decisive goal came from Jamaica’s star forward, Bunny Shaw.
The Red Devils initially took the lead in the 20th minute when Alex Greenwood’s handling inside the area led to a penalty. Katie Zelem calmly converted the spot-kick, giving United a one-goal advantage. However, City wasted no time responding, turning the tide with two quickfire goals.
Jill Roord netted the equaliser, showcasing clinical finishing just moments after falling behind. The visitors then surged ahead as Lauren Hemp produced a stunning curling effort from outside the box, making it 2-1 in favor of Manchester City.
The match’s turning point occurred when Khadija Shaw capitalised on a back-pass to United’s goalkeeper, Mary Earps.
Shaw’s relentless pressure forced a defensive error, with Earps’ clearance rebounding off Shaw and finding the back of the net, sealing the triumph for Manchester City.
Despite Laia Aleixandri receiving a second yellow card for a foul on Lucia Garcia, City held their ground to secure the three points, moving above United in the WSL standings.
In other WSL action, Arsenal continued their winning streak with a commanding 3-0 victory over Brighton. Stina Blackstenius, Caitlin Foord, and Frida Maanum all found the net for the Gunners.
Bristol City showcased resilience in a 2-2 draw against Everton, twice coming from behind at Walton Hall Park. Meanwhile, Tottenham’s unbeaten run persisted with a 1-1 draw against Leicester.
Aston Villa secured their second win of the season in dramatic fashion as Rachel Daly’s stoppage-time goal propelled them to a 3-2 victory over West Ham.
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