Reaction as Manchester stays blue & two players achieve huge accomplishments

Manchester City v Manchester United - Barclays Women´s Super League
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The Women's Super League hosted the latest edition of the Manchester derby, and it was Manchester City who came out on top, bagging a 3-1 win.

Man City once again have beaten their rivals and have now won three out of three games this season, which will be the final total for the 23/24 campaign.

Man City completed the job and earned the three points, which keeps them at the top of the table, as do Chelsea after claiming a 2-0 win on Sunday. As for Arsenal, despite a 3-1 win over the weekend, they still remain six points behind the former two and look as if the WSL title seems out of their sights now.

Khadija Shaw, Lauren Hemp
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City's big derby victory saw goals from Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw, who has become City's all-time top scorer, and a double for Jess Park, her first WSL goals for City.

Bunny Shaw shared her thoughts after achieving such a massive milestone in her City career: "It means a lot. The girls demand a lot of me. I just try to do the bits I can at the top end of the pitch. Of course, the girls look for me to score. It's not easy, but I just try to do the best that I can."

Jess Park
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Jess Park also spoke about Saturday's game, in which she scored two goals and her first for City in the Women's Super League: "Incredible. I don't think there's a feeling that compares to it. I've been working really hard, and that was just the final bit that I wanted, and today, I managed to get that."

"With the girls around me, we've just got so much confidence in each other as a group at the moment, and that shows on the pitch; we work so hard together, and that helps with my confidence."


After such a memorable day for the Cityzens, manager Gareth Taylor reflected on his squad's performance, " Her performance was really good (Jess Park). She gave us the kind of cherry on the cake with Jess's goals and assists on a big stage."

"Her performance was good. She gives us a lot of energy and quality. Also, her pick out for Bunny was special. Bunny still had a lot to do, but she did it against a very good keeper in Mary (Earps)."

Gareth Taylor
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"The WSL title always goes to the final day, and I don't see anything different this season. It's another three points - and a big three points - and we move to the next one. The margins are tight, and I don't see that changing."

"Full credit to the group; it's taken a lot of hard work and trying, but we're there now. It's not too much to worry about (Chelsea's results), just have to control what we can. That's what this week and last was about."

"It's a derby, and we want to be successful. Fortunately, we have been. You put so much energy into the process; it's probably only 24 hours after you see it's amazing!"