Underdogs Leicester City, put in a magnificent effort to give mighty Manchester City a fright before bowing out of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup with a 2-1 quarter-final defeat.
Let’s take a look at what the coaches had to say afterwards.
Leicester City manager Jonathan Morgan said:
“I’m very proud - not only of the first eleven today and the subs but the whole squad that has pulled together.
“I thought we executed our plans very well and limited their opportunities. We stuck at our task and fought to the end - I don’t think Manchester City expected us to be that way.
“We were different in our mentality from the last time we played City but now we have got to play that way week in week out. We were terrible against Sheffield United.
“Now we have been brilliant against Manchester City - we need to be consistent and we want to get this club promoted. Today we have shown we can compete against the best clubs.”
Gareth Taylor, Manchester City head coach said:
“We did expect Leicester to be that tough - I saw them against Blackburn and Sheffield United. Really we needed the third goal to kill them off.
“We were disappointed to concede the goal but it gave us the opportunity to show our resilience. It’s difficult on the 4G surface.
“Leicester are much more used to playing on that pitch which is very different. We were up against it in many ways in the cup tie but we showed our desire and determination.
“Were still lacking a couple of injured players but our bench was stronger today and the subs have played their part. It’s not an easy job to referee at this level and we respect the job the officials do.”
Manchester City goalscorer Chloe Kelly added:
“It’s great to get through to the next round and I’ll be looking forward to us playing against my old club Arsenal.
“Today we had to put in the dirty work and show what we are capable of.”
A win and an advance for Manchester City.