Gareth Taylor has been nominated for February’s Barclays Women’s Super League Manager of the Month.

The boss oversaw an 100% record across the month in all competitions which has continued our relentless pursuit of three trophies this term.

Either side of hard fought wins over Spurs (Continental Cup) and Arsenal (FA Cup), we produced superb league victories over Leicester and Chelsea which further enhanced our title credentials.

Across those two WSL clashes, we scored three goals and maintained back-to-back clean sheets.


Kicking off the month, Lauren Hemp and Chloe Kelly were City’s heroes against the Foxes as the pair’s late goals earned the hosts a 2-0 success at the Joie Stadium.

Willie Kirk’s side defended valiantly heading into the final 10 minutes before Hemp’s sensational scorpion kick provided euphoria and relief with a goalless draw looking likely.

Her fellow England international doubled our lead moments later when her dangerous corner directly found the net.

The Blues then followed up the victory by progressing into the Conti Cup semi final with a 1-0 win over Spurs before advancing into the FA Cup quarter-final by beating Arsenal away by the same scoreline.

Then, in our previous league outing, we produced a superb performance at Kingsmeadow to hand Chelsea their first defeat at the stadium in 33 matches.


Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw broke the deadlock in the 14th minute when she latched onto Jess Park’s pass before coolly beating Hannah Hampton.

The three points collected in the 1-0 success moves City to level points with the league leading Londoners with eight WSL matches to play in 2023/24.

Taylor is shortlisted alongside Liverpool’s Matt Beard and Aston Villa’s Carla Ward for the prize.

Voting closes on Monday 26 February at 10:00 (UK) - choose the boss here.