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

Manchester City boss hails record-equalling winning run as an ‘amazing achievement’

Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor says that his side’s record-equalling winning run in the Barclays FA Women’s Super League is an ‘amazing achievement’.

City won 3-0 at Tottenham Hotspur yesterday to match Arsenal’s 12-game winning run which they recorded back in 2018. City remain just two points adrift of the Barclays FA Women’s Super League summit as they continue to push leaders Chelsea all the way in the title race.

Speaking in the post-match press conference in which FAWSL Full-Time were present, Taylor paid tribute to his side and hailed their achievements.

“To go on this 12-game winning streak in the WSL is something which the players deserve huge credit for,” said Taylor. “It is an amazing achievement in a 22-game season.

“It’s phenomenal and it has given us an opportunity to be in touching distance and we know exactly what we need to do in these final three games.”

The result was never really in doubt for City who were ahead as early as the fifth minute. Taylor said that an away game at Spurs is never an easy task but his side conducted themselves well over the course of the 90 minutes.

“It was a tough game against a Tottenham team who came out and pressed us,” he said. “We had to be really bright in our build-up play.

“We know that there was a little bit of inconsistency with that and you are not always going to be able to get things right but I thought that when we did, we built through the thirds pretty well and ended up with a chance at goal.

“In the first half, we were good with our build-up play but a little bit wasteful in attack, we let Tottenham off the hook in and around the final third so our decision making could have improved slightly.

“It is never an easy game to come to Tottenham, they’re playing for a new manager and worked really hard in the game. We had to do a lot of the work early on in the first half to ensure that we won the game.

“The second half, I thought we started brightly and potentially could have had a couple more goals but we have to be really pleased and happy with the three points.”

Manchester City return to action following the international break with a home fixture against Aston Villa in the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

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