After winning our past two matches, City were aiming to continue our 100 percent streak since the return from the winter break against the Villans.
With Gareth Taylor’s side occupying the early kick-off, we were also looking to apply further pressure to those in the UEFA Women’s Champions League spots with three points.
However, victory was far from a formality against Carla Ward’s side who were buoyed by their 2-1 victory over Spurs last time out and their double signing of Lucy Staniforth from Manchester United and Jordan Nobbs from Arsenal.
All signs pointed to an exciting encounter in Manchester after the reverse fixture produced a seven-goal thriller in Villa’s favour.
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