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Taylor: We did everything but score

Gareth Taylor has hailed City’s second half display against Chelsea, feeling that his players did enough to earn at least a point in the FA Women’s Super League.

Guro Reiten’s glancing early glancing header proved to be the difference between the two sides, as we fell to our first defeat in 10 matches in all competitions.

City hit our stride as the half-time whistle approached, with Jess Park, Lauren Hemp and Caroline Weir all going close for the visitors.

Reflecting on our overall performance, Taylor felt City should have come away from the Cherry Red Records Stadium with something to show for our efforts.

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"We did everything in the second half to try and get back into that game,” the City boss said.

"I'm proud of the second half performance, I thought we really dominated… we did everything but score.

"We're really disappointed, we felt like we could come here today and win and I thought we probably did enough.”

However, Taylor went on to credit Chelsea for the manner in which they withstood our sustained pressure.

The City boss also called for his players to take the positives from today’s defeat and use them to our advantage when we welcome Manchester United to the Academy Stadium next Sunday.

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He declared: "It's onto the next game now but we've got to take those positives of that second half and use it as fuel (moving forward).

"We created some really good half chances, we had more opportunities but just made the wrong selection but I suppose part of that you have to credit Chelsea.

“They defended the goal really well and the goalkeeper (Ann-Katrin Berger) is calm in what she does. It's not as easy when you come up against a team as resolute as that at the back."

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