Man City Pass Reading Test
It took a fortuitous late goal from Player of the Match Lucy Bronze to finally break the deadlock – despite Reading’s dogged resistance – and send MANCHESTER CITY through to quarter finals of the FA Cup.
On a cold, wet, miserable afternoon when one or two players looked like they’d rather be somewhere else, Bronze brings a must-win mentality into every game and that’s what makes her an automatic choice on any team sheet.
It’s not that City didn’t have plenty of chances to put this tie to bed much earlier – but a combination of sloppy finishing and brilliant goalkeeping by Mary Earps kept the score even – and the City faithful on the edge of their seats – until the breakthrough came seven minutes from time when – with an uncharacteristic error of misjudgement – Earps allowed Bronze’s lobbed effort from the edge of the box to sneak in under the crossbar. Read the rest of this entry →