Top PFA award for City star Izzy

Macclesfield Express - - SPORT - SHELDAN KEAY

MACCLESFIELDBORN Izzy Chris­tiansen has re­vealed her de­light af­ter she was named PFA Women’s Player of the Year.

The Manch­ester City mid­fielder scored six goals in 14 ap­pear­ances in the Women’s Su­per League last sea­son, help­ing the team se­cure a sec­ond­placed fin­ish and earn Cham­pi­ons League qual­i­fi­ca­tion.

Chris­tiansen was a for­mer stu­dent at Tyther­ing­ton School in Mac­cles­field, and she has paid trib­ute to those who have helped her reach this stage of her ca­reer.

“I’m ex­tremely proud and it still hasn’t sunk in yet. I’m de­lighted to have won such a pres­ti­gious award and I want to thank ev­ery­one that’s helped me get to where I am,” she said.

“This is just the start of my ca­reer and hope­fully I can go on to win more things. I’ve al­ways said there that is no bet­ter ac­co­lade than be­ing recog­nised by your team­mates.

“This is the ic­ing on top of the cake for my ca­reer and I feel ex­tremely hon­oured to be given this award in such a fan­tas­tic era for women’s foot­ball.”

Chris­tiansen has also been capped at in­ter­na­tional level for Eng­land, and scored her first goal for her country dur­ing the 8-0 vic­tory over Es­to­nia back in Septem­ber 2015.

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