Women's Team

Shaw: It’s an ‘honour' to represent City

Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw says it’s an ‘honour' to represent City after the clinical striker broke a goalscoring record in our league win over Brighton.

The Jamaican’s brace in our dramatic 2-1 success over the Seagulls saw her overtake Nikita Parris in No.1 spot for most goals in a single season in sky blue as the double raised her tally to 26 goals for the term.

Shaw's first of the afternoon came when she prodded home Yui Hasegawa’s neat cut-back in Crawley, before she snatched three points in the closing stages with a coolly taken finish after the hosts equalised on the cusp of half-time.

And she described the feeling of writing her name in City’s history books as she spoke on full-time.

“It’s an unbelievable Club and it’s an honour to represent,” she said.

“I just want to help the team as much as possible and keep scoring. That’s my job, that’s my role.

"I didn’t know that [about breaking the record], but that’s special.”

The victory over the Seagulls draws us level on points with second-placed Manchester United with only goal difference keeping us from leapfrogging our city rivals in the Barclays Women’s Super League table.

But it was far from plain-sailing against a dogged East Sussex side, as we had to battle hard to gain the victory.

And Shaw praised Amy Merrick’s team and their style of play after the duel at Broadfield Stadium.

She added: “It was massive. Today, Brighton came out and they made it very difficult for us, so we just had to stay in the game and it was a grind out there.

“It was brilliant we came out with the win.

“Like I said, it was very difficult and credit to Brighton. If they didn’t get the first ball they were on the second.

“At the end of the day, we’ve got quality and we know once we stick to the process and do the right things we’ll get the goals."