‘It gives us a lift’ – Manchester City head coach Taylor pleased with cup win over Everton | OneFootball

‘It gives us a lift’ – Manchester City head coach Taylor pleased with cup win over Everton

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Manchester City head coach Gareth Taylor says that his side’s 5-1 victory over Everton in the FA Women’s Continental League Cup last night gives his side a lift going into the international break.

The Cityzens got off to a winning start in their group thanks to goals from Caroline Weir, Khajida ‘Bunny’ Shaw, Lauren Hemp, Jess Park and Ellen White.

When speaking in the post-match press conference, Manchester City boss Taylor said that he was pleased with the performance and that the result gives the club a lift going into a 17-day break.

“I’m pleased,” Taylor said. “Even when you look at the games where we haven’t been successful this season, I think we have played well, we have created similar opportunities that we have tonight, we just haven’t forced the ball over the line. Sometimes that can happen in football and in the end, we were pretty clear in opportunities and scoring some really good goals.

“I think it’s just making sure that there is perspective from us in terms of our performances. I always look at the performances, the results are massively important and this one tonight just gives everyone a lift going into the international break. I feel like we really deserved it, the girls worked really hard.”

Taylor went on to reiterate his desire to be successful in this season’s FA Women’s Continental League Cup, especially given the fact that European football is now off the agenda for his side this season.

He added “It’s important, we take every competition in the right manner. At times, it might not look that way but we want to be successful in every competition that we go into and that’s the case with this one.

“We know that we have suffered in one competition and have an uphill battle in another one. This was an important game for us tonight because this game will have a big say on who goes through to the qualifying rounds so it was important that we got a good level of performance and the result which was great.”

Manchester City return to action following the international break with a Vitality Women’s FA Cup semi-final tie against Chelsea at The Academy Stadium on Sunday 31 October.

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