Manchester Metropolis turned on the fashion as they adopted up final weekend’s Manchester derby success with a 7-0 thrashing of Tottenham.
The opening half was all about Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw, who scored three targets in quarter-hour in a ruthless show in entrance of purpose.
The striker grabbed Metropolis’s opener within the twenty third minute by heading house Leila Ouahabi’s inviting cross. Spurs goalkeeper Becky Spencer did handle to get a hand on the ball however there was an excessive amount of energy on Shaw’s header.
The 26-year-old was in the precise place on the proper time once more 9 minutes later as Jill Roord delivered a low cross from the left. Shaw needed to stoop to fulfill the cross along with her head, steering the ball previous Spencer to double Metropolis’s benefit.
Six minutes later the hat-trick was full. Laia Aleixandri delivered from the precise and Shaw managed the ball on her chest contained in the penalty space earlier than firing a low volley into the underside nook.
Spurs had been surprised. Robert Vilahamn introduced on Rosella Ayane for Zhang Linyan on the break because the guests regarded for a technique to flip the sport round.
Nonetheless, the Metropolis targets saved coming within the second half with three extra in 11 minutes. England worldwide Lauren Hemp’s shot from the sting of the penalty space discovered the highest nook earlier than Roord transformed Hemp’s cross from shut vary to make it 5.
Regardless of the targets flying in, Man Metropolis goalkeeper Khiara Keating needed to keep alert, making high-quality saves to disclaim Martha Thomas and Eveliina Summanen, however the circulation of targets couldn’t be stopped on the different finish.
Hemp was once more the supplier as her cutback picked out substitute Laura Coombs, who added Metropolis’s sixth earlier than she put the final touch on a shocking night for Metropolis with an excellent end into the highest nook for the house facet’s seventh and remaining purpose in damage time.
The victory sees Gareth Taylor’s facet transfer as much as third, one level forward of Manchester United. They continue to be six factors behind leaders Chelsea and three behind second-placed Arsenal.
In the meantime, the defeat sees Spurs’ six-game unbeaten run within the league come to an finish. They’re sixth, 4 factors behind Man Metropolis.
Taylor: Hemp was the spark
Manchester Metropolis boss Gareth Taylor to Sky Sports activities:
“It’s one recreation. We have now had so many alternatives and each recreation can probably flip into that score-line tonight.”
On Metropolis’s goal-scoring document: “I believe it’s such a Positive for us. We knew after we come up brief final season it was scoring them on the high finish and maintaining them out on the backside.
“The strain for us at all times begins on the high finish of the pitch.
On Lauren Hemp’s impression: “Lauren Hemp is somebody who wants a problem and must really feel assured and has set such excessive requirements these previous couple of video games.
“Manchester United final week, she was immense in every part she gave and it’s troublesome to single out gamers.
“I believed we began the sport flat and Lauren was the spark, however after we acquired the primary purpose you could possibly see the boldness come.
“I believe Lauren is so good in these conditions she creates so many issues for the full-back. She is such a risk and she or he causes a lot issues for groups and she or he has the ultimate high quality which makes a distinction.”
Participant of the match – Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw
Sky Sports activities’ Izzy Christiansen:
“Lauren Hemp was wonderful. Full credit score to her for her efficiency.
Nonetheless, the participant of the match must be Bunny Shaw.
“The three targets within the first half had been ruthless. It was actually good No 9 play with the motion contained in the field wonderful.
“I would urge any younger striker to observe it again.”
‘The quickest I’ve scored three targets’
Manchester Metropolis striker Bunny Shaw talking to Sky Sports activities:
“It was a very good feeling in fact. Coming into this recreation we wished to be scientific and rating as many targets as attainable. It begins with us on the high of the pitch. We scored the targets and acquired the win so it is a good recreation.
“That is most likely the quickest I’ve scored three targets. I simply need to go on the market and work as arduous as I can for the crew. Getting the job performed is an important factor and getting three factors on the board. I do the bits I can in and round my place. Hopefully I get the targets and that is what occurred tonight.
“Me and Lauren (Hemp) work rather a lot on the coaching pitch and talk. I am used to her now and the place she’s going to place the ball and she or he is aware of the place I’ll be. We spoke about it. I stated simply put the ball in and I attempt to get throughout the face of the purpose.”
‘7-0 just isn’t a enjoyable outcome’
Tottenham supervisor Robert Vilahamn to Sky Sports activities:
“Seven-nil just isn’t a enjoyable outcome, I apologise to the followers about that outcome, as a result of it is not a outcome we must always have.
“However when you have a look at Man Metropolis and the way they scored their targets this recreation, they’re a very nice crew and we tried to play our fashion however they win the ball they usually rating targets. However we’re nonetheless going to attempt to do what we’re presupposed to do, however they’re a very good crew they usually harm us as we speak. We have to study from this, it is a arduous knock for us. I do know we’ll come again and we’ll struggle once more, and take steps from this one as properly.”
On learnings to take into Manchester United and Arsenal video games: “Man Metropolis are a really prime quality crew, so we have to know that is the extent we’ll compete towards groups like this. We nonetheless have to discover ways to play towards them, this primary month we’ll proceed to do this, as a result of the outcome will come.”
Metropolis host Aston Villa on December 9, with the sport kicking off at 12pm in a recreation you may see stay on Sky Sports activities Soccer.
In the meantime, Spurs entertain Man Utd on December 10 (kick-off 6.45pm) in one other match being broadcast stay on Sky Sports activities!