Steph Houghton of Manchester City Women Manchester City Women v Chelsea Women - SSE Women's FA Cup Semi Final football match, Academy Stadium, Manchester, UK - 14 Apr 2019 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

Manchester City skipper signs new deal

Manchester City captain Steph Houghton has signed a new deal with the club according to official media sources of the FA Women’s Super League club.

The 31-year-old Durham-born centre-back has penned a new long term deal which will keep her at The Academy Stadium until summer 2022.

Houghton joined Manchester City from Arsenal in 2014 and the defender has become the most iconic player to ever represent the club. In her six years with City, Houghton has made 160 competitive appearances, regularly helping her side record clean sheets whilst being a danger from set pieces at the other end. The centre-back has won three FA Women’s Continental League Cups, two Women’s FA Cups and the FA Women’s Super League title so far in her career on the blue side of Manchester.

The player has been a member of a Manchester City defence who have conceded just five goals in the FA Women’s Super League so far this season, the division’s best defensive record. City currently top the table while they are competing in both domestic cup competitions therefore more medals may yet enter Houghton’s trophy cabinet this season.

The defender has also led the way for the national team making 117 appearances for England in which she has netted 13 goals.

A Manchester City legend, Houghton is loved by fans of her club and country and many will be delighted to see her legacy at The Academy Stadium continue into the latter years of her career.

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