Manchester City's Jane Ross targets FA WSL title for Blues

Monday 25 Jul 2016
Manchester City celebrate during their 5-1 win over Notts County

Manchester City’s clinical finishing can see them all the way to The FA Women’s Super League 1 title this season according to Jane Ross, after her double helped the Blues to an impressive 5-1 victory away at Notts County.

Chelsea had briefly gone top of the table after beating Doncaster Rovers Belles, but two from Ross either side of Jill Scott’s header put City in control of their game, with 17-year old Georgia Stanway also scoring to make it 4-0 at the interval.

Jess Clarke and Izzy Christiansen exchanged goals in the second half, and it was all smiles for Ross – who now leads the WSL 1 goal-scoring charts – with City back to the summit.

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"We’re very happy, it’s always difficult to come here but getting that early goal really settled us and we were able to go on from there," she said.

"We performed really well in the first half, we were clinical with the chances we created and we worked on that. We went out with a game plan and executed it well.

"I’m really enjoying being here, to score goals is great, to create them is what we do and we’re pleased we’re getting the job done."

Chelsea’s time at the top of WSL 1 was short lived, but a 4-0 win over the Belles shows all their hard work is paying off according to Beth England – who scored the fourth goal against her former club after Ji So Yun and Eniola Aluko’s double.

"Me and Eniola [Aluko] are starting to click a bit more," she said.

"I’ve been here six months now and things are starting to gel a little bit. So hopefully we can continue this run and keep scoring goals.

"All week in training we’ve been doing a lot of pairings, so trying to find what works and what system is best for us."


Chelsea's Beth England celebrates a goal against Doncaster Belles with Ji So Yun

Meanwhile Jordan Nobbs insisted Arsenal are very much still in the hunt for the WSL 1 title, after her stunning goal guided the Gunners to a 4-0 win over Sunderland.

"Every game counts for us and we're creeping around the back door," she said.

"We need the other teams to drop points but at the moment, we're putting in great team performances. 

"We need to finish on a high so we must keep winning and score a lot of goals and continue not conceding."

In the final game in the top division, Birmingham City were held to a 1-1 draw by Reading, but in FA WSL 2, Yeovil Town bounced back from defeat to Everton with a 4-0 victory over Durham.

Emma Lipman’s two goals secured Sheffield a 2-2 draw with Millwall Lionesses, while Everton beat Oxford United 1-0 and Aston Villa defeated Watford 2-0.

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By FA Staff