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Gareth Taylor: Steph Houghton is a ‘Shining Light for the Club’

City manager is happy with team thus far.

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Gareth Taylor knows how important Steph Houghton is to this Man City side.

After the match Sunday, Taylor was at the ready to highlight her influence on the match, he also explained the impact she has had on the team and him personally during his tenure.

“She’s one of these players who would sacrifice her own personal gain to help others.

“She’s that kind of personality, she’s helped me and the staff (and is) a real shining light for us as a leader at the club.

“She put her body on the line today, really dug in, really led the team when we needed to.

“It’s a great achievement for Steph and one she fully deserves.”

“(It was) huge. We’ve had a couple of late goals in the season but I think that one was really needed,” the City boss reflected after the game.

“We played some good stuff but there was bit of disruption in our flow and rhythm.

“But at this stage of the season with six games left it’s about results, and it was a big 3 points today.”

It’s safe to say this match was massive to City’s title hopes as they are keeping pace with Chelsea and Arsenal at the top of the table.

A couple more results and City could easily lead by the end.