Gareth Taylor explains why he isn't surprised about the dramatic WSL title race

Manchester City v Manchester United - FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup
Manchester City v Manchester United - FA Women's Continental Tyres League Cup / James Gill - Danehouse/GettyImages

Manchester City have seen off Everton after getting a 2-1 win on Saturday afternoon; Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw and Lauren Hemp scored to secure the three points.

After that incredible 1-0 victory against Chelsea a few weeks ago, which put the Cityzens in joint first place with Chelsea and three points ahead of Arsenal, the winning streak is vital for Manchester City in their bid to lift the Women's Super League trophy.

Man City are now on 37pts, which has kept them on first, as for Chelsea, a massive 4-0 victory over Leicester City keeps them joint with City at the top of the table. Arsenal also added three points to the board after a 1-0 result against rivals Tottenham.

The title race is well and truly a go, with all three clubs in with a chance to finish the season as the WSL winners, but it does remain a long way until then.

The next round of WSL fixtures take place on the 15th, of March, with two of the top three taking each other on as Chelsea and Arsenal prepare for a cruacal 90 minutes, which could be season definying.

As for Cit, they will play Brighton and Hove Albion, where winning needs to be a guarantee for Gareth Taylor's squad. But, before City compete in the Conti Cup semi-finals, where they will have another nerve-racking task of surpassing Chelsea.

Going back to the title race in the Women's Super League getting increasingly exciting as the weeks go on, Manchester City's manager Gareth Taylor has spoken about the breathtaking race to the top.

"It'd be nice if we could (win with a margin), but just with the nature of the games and the league setup, you won't see anyone with it by ten points. We have to get ready and buckle ourselves in for the ride."

"Of course, we've shone in that space of getting the job done. We know we can improve on a number of things things. I was asked about goal difference; of course, it becomes important when it's important, but winning is the most important thing. Nothing will change my view."

"Everton had one chance at the start of the second half; I don't see a change in us. If we drew or lost that game, it has massive implications for sure, but we wouldn't change. We'd just perfect what we do even more."

Gareth Taylor has perfectly described the situation of the Women's Super League; the level and talent of these clubs will only result in close title races that will end up going down to the last matchday or so, which is definitely what we are seeing this season.


The manager has also given us his belief in his club's capability, but also knows where his squad can improve in the future club's games.

Manchester City vs Chelsea in the Conti Cup semi-final takes place on Thursday 7th of March, at 19:15 (UK).