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Parris: Teammates put the ball on a plate for me!

TEAMMATES: Nikita Parris thanks her fellow players.

TEAMMATES: Nikita Parris thanks her fellow players.

Nikita Parris became the FA Women’s Super League’s all-time top goal scorer during our win over Liverpool.

An own goal from Liverpool's Niahm Fahey and a brace from Parris saw City secure the three points at Prenton Park.

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It’s been a whirlwind few months for the 24-year-old, as she became City’s fourth Centurion – alongside Steph Houghton, Jill Scott and Izzy Christiansen - while also becoming our top goal scorer in all competitions.

Speaking after scoring her 36th and 37th goals, overtaking Eni Aluko's record, Parris was keen to pay thanks to her fellow Blues.

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Parris explained. “But I’d just like to take a moment to thank all my teammates because through them I get the goals! They put the ball on a plate for me most of the time so I just want to thank them.

“Nick said to me the other day: ‘Nikita, it’s only a matter of time (before you get the record) so don’t put yourself under too much pressure.’

“But I just went out to play against Liverpool and the goals came.

“It’s what you want to do as a striker, you want to score as many as you can!

“For me to be so young and be top scorer in the league is amazing, especially as I’ve got plenty more years in me. Hopefully it bodes well for me and I’ll continue.”

BRACE: Nikita Parris celebrates after scoring her second goal.

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It was goalless as City and Liverpool entered the break at Prenton Park, but the Blues pulled out all the stops to clinch the three points.

Reflecting on the game, Nikita spoke of City’s dominance and control.

“In the first half we could’ve played better, we just couldn’t quite connect. We knew we had to come out in the second half and put goals away and that’s exactly what we did," the Lioness added.

“At half-time, Nick (Cushing) told us to keep playing the way we have been and to clean and tidy up our play in the final third.

“We had so much possession but it just wasn’t going anywhere because I think we needed to put more pressure on them.

“Sometimes you can get too desperate to score goals at the end of  half, but we were always dominant and in control.”

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