Manchester United Women midfielder Ella Toone admits she felt ‘absolutely gutted’ following her side’s defeat to Manchester City Women in the Women’s Super League.
Though the hosts dominated the game, the Manchester derby lacked many clear-cut chances, hence why only a goal separated both sides.
United Women were keen on bouncing back to winning ways after they were held to a disappointing 1-1 draw by ten women Arsenal Women at Meadow Park last weekend.
But second-half substitute, Caroline Weir, would score the match-winning goal in the 81st minute after the visitors had made it hard for the hosts to create many clear-cut chances.
It was rather a disappointing result for Man United Women, who spent the majority of the game defending City Women from breaking the deadlock, only to return back to Leigh Sports Village without a single point.
Toone felt absolutely gutted that the Manchester derby ended in a defeat for the Reds but vows that they will fight their way back to the top spots.
Speaking to Twitter, the England international and Manchester United Women’s top-goalscorer this season so far said: “Thanks for bringing the noise today, Reds.
“Nothing hurts like a derby day loss, I’m absolutely gutted 💔 But we know who we are and we’ll bounce back. See you after the international break.”
As a result of the defeat, Manchester United Women head into the international break outside the top-three, behind the likes of Arsenal Women, Chelsea Women, and Tottenham Women.
Man City Women sit in the 5th position with 23 points from 14 matches, United Women sit in 4th with 25 points from as many games played as City Women.
Marc Skinner’s ladies would host Manchester City Women at Leigh Sports Village on February 27, after the international break, in the FA Women’s Cup fourth round.