Shaw’s team is currently in the second position in the league. They are three points behind Chelsea and they’re also level with Arsenal on 28 points
Reggae Girl Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw played a major role as Manchester City secured a 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspurs. This is the striker’s 13th goal of the Women’s Super League. The win means that City remains within touching distance of leaders Chelsea.
The visitors found the opener after Amy Turner scored an own goal in the ninth minute. The 26-year-old Shaw found the back of the net in the 51st minute. the two teams were competing in east London’s Brisbane Road yesterday.
Shaw’s team is currently in the second position in the league. They are three points behind Chelsea and they’re also level with Arsenal on 28 points.
Gareth Taylor, the City manager, said that he was impressed by how his players controlled the possession of the ball. He was particularly impressed by how City commanded the ball around the edge of their opponent’s box. He emphasized that he was impressed that the first goal came after around 25, 30 passes.
Amy Turner was forced to concede an own goal after the City attackers put her under a lot of pressure. Turner was forced into the mistake after Lauren delivered a devastating ball in the Tottenham defence.
Taylor told journalists that his players reacted positively to his half-time speech. The players were highly motivated moving into the second half. Lauren completed a memorable performance with another big moment for her team. She picked an inch-perfect pass that landed on Bunny Shaw’s leg. Shaw proceeded to produce a “poacher’s finish” that killed any comeback hopes from Tottenham.
Shaw has made a habit of scoring against Tottenham. She scored three goals when the two teams met in November. The hat-trick came in a 7-0 drubbing of Spurs.
City failed to deliver another goal fest in the latest encounter. However, City succeeded in controlling in the majority of the encounter.
Tottenham had a chance to pull a goal back when Martha Thomas squandered a golden opportunity in the 19th minute. She took a shot from outside the 18-yard box but the ball went over the crossbar. This opportunity was created by Grace Clinton.
Thomas finished off an opportunity that was created by a free flowing Tottenham move. Unfortunately for Spurs, this goal was disallowed because the Scot was deemed to be offside. This happened in the 30th minute.
Tottenham was punished dearly for their terrible finishing when Shaw closed the game in the beginning of the second half.