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Taylor: We can still improve despite ten wins in a row

Taylor: We can still improve despite ten wins in a row
City boss Gareth Taylor insists he and his players can't let their standards drop after securing a tenth successive Women’s Super League victory.

Goals from Caroline Weir, Ellen White and Sam Mewis helped City beat Bristol City 3-0 and ensure we kept up the pace with WSL leaders Chelsea.

The three points also saw us reach a phenomenal milestone, surpassing our previous longest winning streak of nine matches, set under Nick Cushing between May 2017 and January 2018.

But while Taylor is delighted by the application of his players both on and off the pitch, he stressed that they need to keep up that consistency as they push for domestic and european glory.

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He said: “We’re never satisfied, we always want to improve, we always want to work hard on the training pitches, these girls work tremendously hard.

“To get ourselves to this point where we are in the season with five games to go, ten games on the bounce, it’s superb and we want to keep it going.

“Clean sheets and a 3-0 away victory is great but there’ll always be areas we can improve on, both as individuals and certainly as a team.”

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After Chelsea’s 3-0 triumph over Everton earlier on, a positive result against Bristol was essential for City to remain within touching distance of the league leaders.

Just two points separates us and Emma Hayes’ side, with their visit to the Academy Stadium in April looking increasingly like a potential title decider.

And Taylor did not hide away from the fact that every win could be crucial in how the table shapes up come the end of the season.

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He added: “I’m super pleased. At this stage of the season, that’s a really big three points for us.

“I thought we scored some good goals in the first half, good quality from our forward play, and then in the second half we had good chances.

“I think 3-0 is a really good result at this stage of the season.”

While we deservedly came out on top against Bristol, their run of three wins in their previous six matches, plus a run to the Continent Cup final, belied their lowly league position.

And Taylor admitted that, although City were full value for the victory, they were pushed right until the final whistle by a the Vixens.

“They didn’t (give up) and I think at 2-0 the team’s always still there,” he reflected.

“Fair play to them, even at 3-0 they still made it difficult for us. They had a right good go.”

English Women's Super League
6 Chelsea Chelsea 2 1 0 1 6 3 3 3
7 Manchester City Man City 2 1 0 1 5 2 3 3
8 West Ham United West Ham 2 0 1 1 1 3 -2 1
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