It proved to be a brilliant January for Manchester City, who recorded three wins out of three in the league, scoring a remarkable 18 goals in the process and both players were pivotal to our fine form.
Houghton impressed at both ends of the pitch, keeping two clean sheets and netting a brace in the 7-1 win away at Brighton and Hove Albion.
Stanway played every minute of league action in January and ended the month with two goals to her name, having scored in the 7-0 victory over Aston Villa and the 4-0 defeat of West Ham United as she impressed in an attacking midfield role.
The City duo are up against the Chelsea trio of Sam Kerr, Fran Kirby and Melanie Leupolz and Ella Toone of Manchester United.
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