'Bunny' Shaw scores opener in first Manchester derby as 10-woman City and United battle to 2-2 draw

By October 10, 2021

Khadijah ‘Bunny’ Shaw scored her second Women’s Soccer League (WSL) goal for Manchester City on Saturday as 10-woman Citizens played to a 2-2 draw with Manchester United.

Shaw, who started over Ellen White, rose above the Manchester United defence in the 38th minute to head home and give her side the lead three minutes after teammate Georgia Stanway was given a straight red for a thigh-high, studs-up challenge on Manchester United’s Leah Galton.

Manchester City would hold the lead until the 71st minute when Lucy Staniforth pulled Manchester United level and then three minutes later Alessia Russo gave them the lead with a swivel and finish from 20 yards out.

However, with Manchester City looking at the possibility of a fourth consecutive defeat, White, who replaced Shaw in the 59th minute after the Jamaican got hurt, slotted home from a rebound to level the scores with 11 minutes left in regulation.

The point means Manchester City has four points from their five games after three losses in a row. They sit ninth on the table just one point above the relegation zone occupied by Reading, Birmingham City and Leicester, respectively.

 

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