Match Report: Manchester City Women Leave It Late To Beat Leicester

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Leicester City v Manchester City - FA Women’s Continental Tyres League Cup
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Blues Hold 100% Report In Conti Cup

Filippa Angeldahl scored a last-minute winner as Manchester City maintained their 100% report with a 1-0 win at Leicester. The holders had already certified for the knock-out stage and it was trying penalties can be wanted to settle the competition. However Angeldahl’s strike from Lauren Hemp’s cutback within the ninetieth minute prevented the necessity for a shoot-out and despatched the blues on to face Bristol City within the quarter-final.

On a freezing chilly evening, the blues knew that avoiding defeat by a four-goal margin can be sufficient to safe their place on the high of the group, however confronted a Leicester facet who went into the match on the again of their first win of the season at dwelling to Brighton.

Supervisor Gareth Taylor made ten modifications from the facet that beat West Ham on Sunday, with solely Leila Ouahabi holding her place within the beginning line-up, whereas Ruby Mace made her first begin of the season.

The blues hit 5 on this fixture final January, which was additionally postponed in December, however it was no stroll within the park for the ladies this time round. Leicester had a aim disallowed for offside earlier than City had even had a shot on track.

However the blues grew extra into the match and Mary Fowler had their first alternative, however hit her shot over the bar. Sandy MacIver was referred to as into motion to disclaim the house facet, and Steph Houghton was available to clear after the keeper had been overwhelmed to the ball. The previous Everton keeper then needed to make a save on the stroke of half-time to disclaim Leicester the opening aim.

Each groups had alternatives within the second half, with Vicky Losada going shut and MacIver denying Whelan, who had bought in behind the City defence. Hayley Raso and Angeldahl each missed alternatives earlier than the latter secured the sport within the ninetieth minute.

Substitute Lauren Hemp crossed into the field and Angeldahl, who had evaded the house defence, swooped in to hit the one aim.

The blues now journey to Bristol City as they proceed their journey, trying so as to add a second consecutive League Cup below Taylor.

Ultimate Rating: Leicester City Women 0-1 Manchester City Women

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