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

‘We didn’t take liberties, we still continued to play our game’ says Manchester City boss Taylor

Manchester City recorded a resounding 8-0 victory over Aston Villa yesterday in the fourth round of the Vitality Women’s FA Cup.

It was an excellent performance all round from The Cityzens with six different goalscorers while Chloe Kelly took home the match ball with an impressive hat-trick.

Speaking in the post-match press conference, head coach Gareth Taylor was full of praise for his team.

“I thought it was a very professional performance,” he said. “I thought we controlled the game really well. Some of our play and some of the goals we scored were exceptional.”

City went in at the break three goals to the good and were well worth their lead but they really asserted their dominance in the second period of the game as Villa began to tire. The game was pretty much won by the interval, however, City’s players showed no sign of letting up when they came out from the changing room for the second 45 minutes.

“Even when we were in real control of the game, we didn’t take liberties we still continued to play our game,” said Taylor.

“Four out of the five subs that came onto the pitch scored so everybody is really contributing and I thought it was a really strong team performance.”

The Cityzens have really laid down a marker for the rest of the teams left in the competition that they will not relinquish their trophy lightly. They will now face a West Ham United side battling for Barclays FA Women’s Super League survival in the fifth round at The Academy Stadium and it is safe to say that The Hammers will not be looking forward to coming up against a City side in this kind of form.

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