Manchester City began their defence of the Continental Cup with a five star performance at the Academy Stadium beating Leicester City 5-0 on a rainy day in Manchester.
City fans have been treated to 13 goals without reply this weekend with five coming today in some style.
The Blues started brightly, with Jess Park looking sharp playing near Pauline Bremer and Caroline Weir and she almost opened the scoring early on if it wasn’t for the save of Field in the Leicester goal.
It took 28 minutes for City to make the breakthrough and it was none other than Caroline Weir who took down a delightful through ball by Laura Coombs. She managed to get goal-side of her defender, rounded the keeper, and gave City a well-deserved lead.
That goal was the difference at the break, but just like the rest of the season, City turned it up a gear in the second half. And it only took 10 minutes to double the lead when Pauline Bremer slotted through the keeper’s legs.
Bremer made it three just eight minutes later when she was sent through on goal down the right and made no mistake burying the finish. That’s now three brace’s in a row for the German and she is certainly making up for lost time.
The goals were flowing, and Weir joined Bremer with a brace of her own sweeping home a cross from close range for the fourth goal of the game.
There was still time for more with Tessa Wullaert, who ran riot against the same opponents last season, being a thorn in Leicester’s side yet again. She cut onto her left foot and curled a beauty into the far corner to bag her first of the season in all competitions.
That’s now four wins from four for Nick Cushing’s side who, with all the injury concerns, have had a perfect start to the season. Next up, Lugano in the UWCL with a 7-1 advantage. So that should be fun.
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