Man Metropolis 0-2 West Ham United: Gareth Taylor defiant regardless of rising stress

Manchester Metropolis boss Gareth Taylor says he’s the precise particular person to take the workforce ahead regardless of their third successive Girls’s Tremendous League defeat.

Metropolis have been shocked by guests West Ham United and are 9 factors off the tempo of leaders Arsenal after 4 video games.

Dagny Brynjarsdottir’s header and Yui Hasegawa chipping the keeper from 40 yards in added time sealed the win.

“I hope so. I nonetheless consider massively,” stated Taylor when requested if he may flip issues round after the poor begin.

“I believe I’ve proved I can carry a model of soccer that’s thrilling to observe however is profitable soccer.

“We’re up in opposition to it. All the pieces appears to be going in opposition to us. We cannot get assist from wherever else, we’ve to do it ourselves. I nonetheless thought we had sufficient on the market to win it and we did not. We’re all the time combating all the way in which.”

Metropolis, who have been additionally knocked out of the Champions League by Actual Madrid within the qualifying levels, had a aim dominated out from Ellen White for offside after the break, earlier than Laura Coombs struck the publish.

It capped a irritating afternoon, which condemned Metropolis to back-to-back defeats at residence – Spurs inflicted the Residents’ first league defeat on the Academy Stadium since April 2018 once they received 2-1 final month.

‘We’re in a very powerful second’

Manchester Metropolis completed runners-up within the WSL final season

Taylor’s aspect, runners-up within the WSL final season, have received simply one in all their opening 4 video games and have been thumped 5-0 by Arsenal final week.

They’ve been hampered by accidents with key gamers Steph Houghton, Lucy Bronze, Keira Walsh and Ellie Roebuck all lacking in latest weeks.

West Ham, in the meantime, climb to fourth within the desk with two wins and a draw of their opening 4 video games.

“We dominated the primary half, had quite a few possibilities and quite a few alternatives,” Taylor added.

“We’re in a tricky second, we’re actually in a tricky second. It is going to get higher. We’ve got to take duty. We have to rating targets and do not concede on the different finish. I do know it sounds actually easy however that is it!”

West Ham celebrate
West Ham have received two and drawn one in all their opening 4 video games this season

It is not going to get any simpler for Metropolis as they journey to derby rivals Manchester United of their subsequent WSL fixture on Saturday, 9 October (13:30 BST), dwell on BBC One.

West Ham had lots to be glad about as they put in a defensively strong efficiency earlier than Hasegawa took benefit of Demi Stokes’ mistake on the again to land a shocking late blow.

Boss Olli More durable hopes the victory over Metropolis can be utilized as a “benchmark” to shut the hole on the WSL’s main sides as they put together to journey to Birmingham Metropolis.

“I assumed the gamers dug deep. Metropolis are a high quality workforce, we knew that. We allow them to have the ball however pressed them excessive up the pitch once we may,” stated More durable.

“The women are clearly happy and it is about utilizing that as a benchmark to maneuver ahead.”


Man Metropolis Girls

Formation 4-3-3

  • 34Benameur
  • 11Beckie
  • 8Scott
  • 5Greenwood
  • 3Stokes
  • 12AngeldalSubstituted forStanwayat 68′minutes
  • 24WalshSubstituted forCoombsat 45′minutes
  • 19Weir
  • 16Park
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forShawat 68′minutes
  • 15Hemp


  • 7Coombs
  • 10Stanway
  • 21Shaw
  • 35Keating

West Ham Girls

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Arnold
  • 23CissokoBooked at 90mins
  • 5Flaherty
  • 12Longhurst
  • 10SvitkováSubstituted forParkerat 81′minutes
  • 4StringerSubstituted forFilisat 90+2′minutes
  • 32Brynjarsdóttir
  • 2Wyne
  • 13Yallop
  • 9WalkerSubstituted forLeonat 60′minutes
  • 14Hasegawa


  • 15Parker
  • 17Filis
  • 18Leat
  • 19Leon
  • 20Joel
  • 24Cairns

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