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Gareth Taylor: “this is a big win against title rivals and we’re really pleased..”

City boss pleased with win.

Everton Women v Manchester City Women - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Photo by Joe Prior/Visionhaus

Gareth Taylor is all around pleased and in good spirits, after City’s dramatic 2-1 win over Arsenal.

In a good mood after the match, Taylor spoke and gave his account on the win and much more.

Let’s dive in-

“It was a great win!” he declared. “It was really important for us. With a point, I would have said: we’re still in amongst it but this is a big win against title rivals and we’re really pleased.

“I thought we dominated the game, apart from the opening give minutes. It was similar to Goteborg in that we showed the strength of our character to fight back.

“I’m delighted with the girls and they way they kept going. It took us until the last few seconds to get what I thought we really deserved – for Caroline to produce a moment of magic.

“I would prefer we didn’t go behind early on! I thought we looked lethargic for the first five minutes, sitting off, and we were unsuccessful in some duels.

“You can’t do that against Arsenal. It was a good finish by Miedema but then we upped the tempo and then we were in control of the game.

“The team show their character all the time – we want to improve and get better. We don’t want to be mediocre.

“We want to push the boundaries. We never give in and fight to the end. It only takes a second to score a goal, as Caroline showed.

“There were 30 seconds left and Caroline thought she’d keep us waiting!

“There were some real good celebrations on the pitch and for us on the bench as well.

“Hitting the target is key. If you do that, you give yourself half a chance.

“We’re fully aware where we need to improve. We’ve had a few 2-1s this season, which should have been won by four or five.

“We need to improve our final action but at the end of the day, at this time of the season – before Christmas – this is a really big three points for us.

Now City will look to a great UWCL run and stay in the title hunt.