As the half way point in the Women’s Super League Season passes, the pressure piles on all twelve teams who look to finish the season strong. This was know different at Brisbane Road Stadium where Tottenham Hotspur Women hosted Manchester City women in a top half of the table clash. While less than ten points separated these two teams in the table before the match, Spurs were looking to prove themselves after a 7-0 loss to City earlier in the season.

The tension and excitement filled the stadium from the very start as both team’s styles of football are effective and wonderful to watch. Despite a strong start by Spurs, City took the lead when a trademark Lauren Hemp cross was turned into the net by Spurs defender Amy Turner. After the goal City touchingly ran to sideline to hold up the shirt of key player Jill Roord who suffered a devastating ACL injury days before the match. 

City’s Possession and pressure was nearly completely undone when Martha Thomas managed to get the ball in the back of the net. However the offside flag came up and Tottenham Hotspur were not rewarded for their quick and devastating counter attack.

 It was a closely fought match which was put just out of Spurs reach after City scored a beautiful second goal. An Alex Greenwood long ball found the feet of a driving Lauren Hemp who went on a wonderful run before sliding the ball into the feet of Bunny Shaw whose finish was executed perfectly.

Despite the loss Spurs will be proud of an improved performance compared to their last match against City. Both teams will meet again on Wednesday 7th February in the Continental Cup Quarter Final in what is sure to be another close and exciting game.