Reds slip as City maintain pressure
UNITED were stunned by struggling Bristol City in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League season at Leigh Sports Village yesterday.
Ebony Salmon’s first-half strike was enough to secure the three points for the league’s strugglers, who held firm against the host’s relentless attacks.
The defeat ends a four-match unbeaten home streak for United who lacked the clinical touch in the final third despite controlling much of the play.
United’s Amy Turner said after the match: “It’s disappointing. It’s not as if we played well and lost.
“It’s frustrating because we’ve trained well all week and we came in feeling positive, but from the off we just didn’t execute the game plan and we didn’t get the basics right. Bristol outworked us and got the win.”
Pauline Bremer’s brace helped City to a routine 4-1 victory over Tottenham, maintaining pressure on Arsenal at the top of the Super League.
Two goals within the first five minutes set the tone for a dominant Blues performance that kept them within three points of the league leaders.
City manager Nick Cushing said: “I’m really pleased with the performance and how clinical we were, but I think this game had the potential to be a bit of a sticky game.”
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