City give manager winning send-off
CITY kept up the pressure on Arsenal at the top of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League with a 3-1 win against Everton as they prepare to bid farewell to manager Nick Cushing.
Cushing revealed his imminent departure for MLS side New York City FC on Thursday and his team responded with a dominant performance in their first match since the announcement.
Pauline Bremer scored her fourth brace of the season and Gemma Bonner added a third as the Citizens piled pressure on Arsenal before the Gunners’ win at Brighton yesterday.
The Toffees paid the price for giving the ball away as Caroline Weir teed up Bremer.
Tinja-Riikka Korpela’s reflexes prevented an own goal after Danielle Turner inadvertently headed the ball towards her own her net.
The second goal arrived after another Everton error as Taylor Hinds was caught in possession by Lauren Hemp and Bremer finished with aplomb.
Cain hit the post again before Bremer almost completed her hat-trick with an outrageous overhead kick that clipped the bar. Bonner put the game to bed when she forced the ball home at the back post from a free-kick.
Everton grabbed a consolation at the end when Stanway put the ball into her own net at a corner.
United’s match against Liverpool was called off yesterday because of a waterlogged pitch.
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