Prime scorer Shaw hits Man Metropolis Girls’s winner
Khadija “Bunny” Shaw capped an excellent Sunday in Britain when she scored the one aim of the sport as Manchester Metropolis gained their Girls’s Tremendous League (WSL) match at West Ham United’s Chigwell Development Stadium 1-0.
The WSL’s prime scorer, Spanish City-born Shaw took her league aim tally to 9, 5 minutes after the break as fourth-placed Metropolis moved to inside three factors of the Champions League locations with motion returning on the weekend following a winter break.
Deyna Castellanos’ excellent first-time move put striker Shaw by means of on aim and the Reggae Woman coolly rounded Hammers’ goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold to attain.
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Khadija Shaw later noticed a stabbed effort hit a submit and Castellanos was denied by response save from Arnold as the sport was performed completely within the West Ham half for lengthy spells.
“I feel we confirmed actually good resilience,” Metropolis boss Gareth Taylor instructed Sky Sports activities afterwards. “[Shaw] is the talisman in the intervening time with producing the targets. I believed her all-round recreation was glorious. She’s an actual asset for us.”
Metropolis’s win extends their unbeaten run to 11 matches in all competitions.
Again-to-back defeats to start their WSL marketing campaign have left Metropolis taking part in catch-up with Chelsea, Manchester United and Arsenal storming forward.
Nonetheless, they’re unbeaten since a 2-0 reverse at Chelsea late in September and following a 1-1 draw on Sunday between Arsenal and leaders Chelsea, they’re now solely six factors off prime spot with a recreation in hand.
“Once you win video games you construct confidence,” Shaw mentioned. “It’s a brand new staff, so we stored believing. When you’re successful and scoring targets the momentum comes.”