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Khadijah Shaw Becomes Manchester City All-Time Top Scorer

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She scored one goal in Manchester City’s 3-1 demolition of fierce rivals Manchester United

In an unforgettable clash between Manchester City and Manchester United, it was Jamaican forward Khadijah Shaw who stood out the most. She played a commanding role in City’s 3-1 victory over their arch-rivals.
The match, which was played in City’s Etihad Stadium, was meant to be a title decider. A loss for Manchester City would have meant that they would have lost momentum in their title race versus Chelsea.
Jess Park, an emerging attacking player, opened the scoring for Manchester City with a goal that came in the 37th minute. She produced a sublime strike that went past the hapless Manchester United goalkeeper. The goal showcased Manchester City’s attacking game plan and Park’s deadly finishing. She added a second goal in the 45th minute. She continued being a thorn in Manchester United’s defence even after scoring the two goals. Her energy caused constant chaos to defenders.
However, it was Khadija Shaw who finished off the game with a ruthless goal that happened in the second half. Shaw, who is the current top scorer in the league, delivered a stunning finish that arrived in the 46th minute. She left the Manchester United goalkeeper with no chance. The contribution of the two attackers was a demonstration of Manchester City’s squad depth. The victory also showed that the City players have the mentality to secure victory in high-pressure situations.
Manchester United got a consolation goal after city defender Kerstin Casparij scored an own-goal. The goal happened after she was put under pressure by the Man United attackers.
This goal now means that Khadija Shaw is now Manchester City’s record goal-scorer. She has a total of 68 goals despite only being in the club for two-and-a-half seasons. She has surpassed Georgia Stanway who held the record with 67 goals.
This result pushes City to the top of the Women’s Super League(WSL). However, Chelsea has a game-in-hand and they will surpass City if they win they next match.
The derby created a lo of interest among the fans of the two teams. The match delivered an unforgettable spectacle. It is games like this that have fueled the popularity of women’s football. The players delivered an electric atmosphere in front of passionate fans from both sides.
Manchester United will be eager to get back into winning ways. They will be hoping to finish their season with positive results. This loss means that they are no longer candidates to win the WSL title.

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