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Following our 5-0 victory away at Norway in the first leg, City fought hard during the second meeting at the Academy Stadium - coming from 1-0 down and managing to finish with a 7-1 aggregate result.
The first half was a battle between the sides. The first chance of the evening went to City after just a minute had passed.
Just moments later, Abbie McManus looked to replicate her incredible goal which she scored against Bristol City in the Women’s Super League.
In the following moments, the Blues had a number of opportunities to increase their aggregate lead, with skipper Steph Houghton’s header being captured by Fiskerstrand – who hugged the ball on the line to prevent a goal.
Despite City’s dominating presence the first goal of the evening went to the visitors.
Marte Berget gave LSK Kvinner the advantage at the Academy Stadium in the 17th minute as Emilie Haavi’s cross was converted narrowly past Ellie Roebuck’s outstretched hand.
Cushing’s side tried their utmost to equalise, and it seemed likely to happen in the 24th minute when Demi Stokes expertly sashayed around the LSK defence and was able to pin point Nikita Parris’ head perfectly, but the forward’s header slipped inches wide of the ‘keeper’s left post.
After half-time, a switch seemed to have turned on for City.
Less than a minute after returning to the pitch Izzy Christiansen fired home Parris’ through-ball beautifully to make it 1-1 between the sides.
Unfortunately City’s joy was short lived as Megan Campbell went down injured less than 10 minutes after Christiansen’s equaliser. The defender looked in some discomfort and was stretchered off the pitch to a standing ovation from the stands.
Later on in the second half, City doubled their goal tally after substitution Melissa Lawley drove forward to feed the ball to Parris, who drove the ball forward with force and determination to give her side a 2-1 lead at the Academy Stadium.
Mie Jans made her debut for the Blues on Thursday night and she was warmly welcomed to the cold Manchester pitch.
Nikita Parris started for the Blues with Demi Stokes and Claire Emslie flanking her upfront.
The recent result means that City are comfortably through to the quarter-finals of the Women’s Champions League.
We will find out who we face in the next round when the draw takes place on Friday 24 November.
City now head into the international break and will be back in action at home on Sunday 3 December when they face Birmingham City Ladies at 1pm.
Tickets are available at tickets.mancity.com or via the Etihad Stadium Ticket Office.
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