Our German striker is back - here's a gallery that was 13 months in the making....

When Pauline Bremer joined Manchester City in 2017, she was full of optimism about the challenge that lay ahead.

And things started well. She was named in the starting line-up for the game against Everton in October 2017 and scored her first goal 18 minutes into her debut.

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But soon after she suffered a broken leg after a heavy challenge by Everton defender Gabrielle George that kept her out for over a year.

She’s back now, though, and she was named in the side that beat Sheffield United 6-0 earlier this week.

Pauline spoke to CityTV about her injury and recovery, a revealing insight into the difficulties of top-level sport.