GARETH TAYLOR is hoping Manchester City can summon the club spirit of 1999 as they go in search of Women’s FA Cup glory today.
The former Wales international (right) was part of the side that came back from the dead to beat Gillingham in a Second Division play-off final that has gone down in Wembley folklore.
City were 2-0 down going into injury time but came back to draw 2-2 before going up on penalties. It’s a memory that stayed with the man who will lead Manchester City women’s side in this afternoon’s final, after being appointed as boss back in May.
Taylor said: “It’s going back a few years. But one thing that does stick with me is that we were heavy favourites.
“It didn’t look good after 85 minutes when we were 2-0 down. But I’ve never been so convinced about winning a football game as I was in that extra-time period.
“Now we want to fulfil our opportunity to win a trophy this afternoon.”