CommentaryReporting by George Kelsey @mancity


Taylor on Shaw injury

"At the moment, I don't know anything.

"We decided not to take the risk, it was touch and go whether she would come back on.

"We’ll make an assessment tomorrow."


Taylor on first half

"It was a brilliant start, two fabulous goals in three minutes and then we added a third. We started well.

"We played through the pressure a bit, struggled at the start of the second half and had to adjust with Bunny Shaw coming off."


Taylor reaction coming...

We'll hear from the boss shortly!


Another excellent Aleixandri display


Plenty of smiles at full time 💙


Jess Park on her goal 🗣

"For my goal I just thought drive, drive as fast as I can.

"It opened up in the middle and I slotted it in. I have always assisted goals but not scored too often and I had to work on that."


Jess Park speaking to BBC Sport 🗣

"I am buzzing but the girls did it all for me and made it easy to score! I have been working hard in training and I'm on a spell of good luck.

"I have been waiting on the sidelines but I've been ready all season. Now I've had my opportunity it's not running out. I feel comfortable in my position. Our wingers work so hard and that energy spurs you on to press and win the ball back."


Goal difference

A potentially crucial part of today's victory is the margin of it.

City now hold a goal difference which is three superior to Chelsea's meaning that even if Emma Hayes' side were to claim a win, they'd need to do so by three clear goals to move back above us again.


West Ham boss Rehanne Skinner's reaction 🗣

"I don't even think City came out flying, I just think we were so passive.

"Ultimately if you give people of that quality time and space, of course they're going to score.

"Sometimes we come out really bright but we're inconsistent with it, and that's the difference between where we are and they are.

"After that point though, we didn't just sit down and take it, we tried to step up and influence the game."


A City century for Gareth Taylor!