Manchester City women’s team have continued their success and good form in the domestic league by securing a 2-1 win overReading Women.
The result maintains their unbeaten run in the last few weeks and it also extends the lead at the top of the table to 7 points over Chelsea Ladies.City, though, have played one game more than Chelsea Ladies. Izzy Christiansen gave Manchester City an advantage straightaway by scoring in the first half. Her England teammate Toni Duggan came up with an excellent goal from 18 yards out to make it 2-0 with only 10 minutes left in the game .Reading Women’s Lauren Bruton scored a goal late on but it was just a consolation from the penalty spot.
City have now managed to win nine matches in the opening 11 games. This impressive form sees them being branded as the favourites for the league title. Meanwhile, the other end of the table presents a different picture sinceReading Women are left searching for their first win of the season even now. They remain perilously close to the relegation zone with only a six-point difference separating them from the bottom club, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Just asReading Women, Sunderland Ladies also seem to be in the relegation trouble after having taken the same number of points.
“It’s a very tough place to come with a great atmosphere, we are pleased to be coming away with the three points.A goal on my 50th appearance is a little landmark, but most importantly we won.We’re feeling good. We’ve got a big squad with loads of fresh legs. Most importantly we’re all fit, and everyone’s in good shape,” said City’s goal scorerIzzy Christiansen. “We did exceptionally well. When we did get the ball we broke on the counter and we did have chances, especially in the first half,” said Bruton.