Manchester City manager Gareth Taylor during the warm up Chelsea Women v Manchester City Women Womens Community Shield football match, Wembley Stadium, London, UK - 29 Aug 2020 Photo: Lynne Cameron for The FA

‘It won’t be easy’ Manchester City boss Taylor under no illusions about difficulty of Everton test

Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor is anticipating a real test for his side when they face Everton at The Academy Stadium on Sunday.

The Cityzens have won all of their last six games in all competitions while they are unbeaten in 11 Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches, a sequence which dates back to early October.

Manchester City will be the red hot favourites to emerge with three points from their fixture against Everton at The Academy Stadium this weekend but head coach Taylor believes that the threat of the visitors cannot be underestimated.

“We have got ourselves in a really good position and we want to stay in that position,” Taylor said when speaking in Manchester City’s pre-match press conference in which FAWSL Full-Time were present. “We know that we have to take it game-by-game.

“Everton is not an easy game. We have managed to be successful against them a couple of times already this season but it won’t be easy.

“Most people will look at the run-in now at the games that we have left and they’ll look at Everton as one of those fixtures which will be tough.”

Manchester City play all of the current bottom five in their final seven Barclays FA Women’s Super League matches but head coach Taylor is not prepared to just single out the Everton and Chelsea fixtures as ‘the big games’.

“Every game is hard, there are no easy games” Taylor added. “I would never say that it is an easy game, the amount of work that has to go in and the amount of effort from the players is huge.

“There are games where people might look and call them easy games or more difficult games but we know how hard these teams work to be effective against us.

“Everton made a really good start to the season and they’ve started to pick up again more recently so we are under no illusions that this will be a really tough game.”

Manchester City’s Barclays FA Women’s Super League fixture against Everton is scheduled to kick-off at 2pm on Sunday and will be available for fans to stream live on the FA Player.

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