Pauline Bremer proved testament to that very statement, bagging an 86th minute winner all of her own making as City notched their first win of pre-season with a truly incredible 3-2 victory over European champions Lyon in the Toulouse International Ladies Cup.
Jane Ross bagged a brace on the night but the French outfit would prove victorious, thanks to a Valerie Gauvin double, plus Sakina Karchaoui and Sandie Toletti strikes.
Goals from Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic, Saskia Matheis and Julia Matuschewski handed the Bundesliga’s most successful side the win, against a very young and inexperienced City outfit.
First-half goals from Jill Scott and Mel Lawley, plus Meg Campbell’s first goal for the Club, claimed victory at the Select Security Stadium, as the Blues finished second in the table – level on points with Chelsea, who won the tournament on goal difference.
The Black Cats looked to have held on for a goalless draw but a loose ball was punished by Stanway who rifled her effort into the top corner from the edge of the area on the stroke of the full-time whistle.
Jordan Nobbs’ stunning long-range free-kick separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, as the Blues suffered their first league home loss since the two sides met in April 2015.
A Toni Duggan strike on 27 minutes separated the sides at the Academy Stadium, as the Blues produced a display encompassing true Manchester pride, grit and spirit in a difficult week for the city.
Jane Ross bagged a brace, while Jill Scott and Kosovare Asllani also found the net, ensuring Lucy Quinn’s first half strike proved a mere consolation for the visitors, who also had a penalty saved by Ellie Roebuck.
A stunning 4-1 win over Birmingham at Wembley Stadium earned the Blues their first FA Cup triumph, adding a new trophy to their collection which already boasts two Continental Tyres Cup and a league crown.