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Manchester City boss Taylor still targeting improvements despite 10th straight win

Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor believes that there are still areas of his side’s play to improve despite the club having recorded a 10th consecutive Barclays FA Women’s Super League victory at Bristol City this evening.

The Cityzens won 3-0 at Twerton Park as they continued to keep the pressure on league leaders Chelsea who remain two points clear.

When speaking to FAWSL Full-Time in Manchester City’s post-match press conference, head coach Taylor said that while his side are in fine form, they can always improve.

“There are lots of things we can improve on,” said Taylor. “I think consistency in a lot of things, we are proving to be more efficient in a number of areas but I still think that some of our build up play and some of our pressing can be better.

“A clean sheet and a 3-0 victory away from home tonight is great, I am pleased to get the clean sheet but there will always be areas that we can improve on whether it be as individuals or certainly as a team.

“We are never satisfied, we always want to improve, we want to work hard on the training pitch. These girls work tremendously hard and to get ourselves to this point where we are in the season with five games to go, 10 games on the bounce is superb and we want to keep it going.”

Victory was never in any doubt for Manchester City this evening thanks to two goals in the first 30 minutes of the match but Taylor offered praise for the opposition who continued to fight until the very last whistle.

“They didn’t give up and I think at 2-0, the team is always still there,” Taylor added. “Fair play to them, I thought even at 3-0 that they still made it difficult for us.

“The pitch helps them because it is quite compact here with the big slope and the surface is not great for a team that really wants to play progressive, productive football. You have to really take care when the ball flies into you because it is quite a bobbly pitch.

“In the main, our girls handled it really well, the substitutes contributed, it was good to get Demi (Stokes) on the pitch. I said to the girls that it was a good performance and at this stage of the season, it’s a really big three points for us.”

Manchester City now have a week to prepare for their next match, a UEFA Women’s Champions League quarter-final first leg tie against Barcelona in Monza.

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