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Manchester City Women Down Bristol, 1-0: Reaction & Tweets

City women claim victory on Mahon’s managerial debut.

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Manchester City v Bristol City - Barclays FA Women’s Super League Photo by Charlotte Tattersall/Getty Images

Manchester City stay atop the FA Women’s Super League table with a 1-0 win over Bristol City.

Gemma Bonner’s early strike separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, extending the hosts’ impressive league form to six successive victories.

The victory also set a new league record, stretching the home winning streak to 11 games.

Bonner Goal

On to the reaction-

Alan Mahon Reaction

https://www.mancity.com/citytv/interviews/2020/february/alan-mahon-first-game-bristol-city

Gemma Bonner Reaction

“It’s nice to score!” she declared. “When you’ve got Caroline Weir delivering set-pieces, you ask her to put the ball where you want it and she’ll do it!

“It was my first touch. I didn’t really see it until the last minute but then I thought: ‘I can get on this!’ and just tried to keep it alive!

“Those balls in the box are always dangerous, and set-pieces have been important this year. We’re disappointed not to have scored more from them because they’re that good.

“We looked to get off to a good start,” she reflected. “It was important we were switched on.

“Last year, we dropped points against Bristol twice so we knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game.

“We didn’t necessarily play well but we picked up three points – that was the most important thing.

“Although we kept a clean sheet, we know there are things to improve on.

“We have to keep the run going. We’ve learned lessons from last year, especially with teams like Bristol who have quick players upfront and are dangerous on the counter-attack.

“It wasn’t a pretty performance – we should definitely be more ruthless with the chances we’ve had – but three points was the most important thing.”

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