Girls’s Tremendous League leaders Manchester United got here from two targets behind to assert a 2-2 draw in opposition to neighbours Manchester City and proceed their unbeaten begin to the season.
Gareth Taylor’s aspect took the lead within the ninth minute after United did not clear a nook and Chloe Kelly flicked the ball into the highest nook.
A robust shot from Laura Coombs doubled the guests’ benefit going into the break, however United hit again early within the second half by means of world champion Tobin Heath, who took benefit of a lapse in City’s defence to place a surprising strike previous Ellie Roebuck within the 54th minute.
Substitute Hanson introduced the 2 sides degree within the 74th minute, efficiently changing certainly one of a variety of probabilities Casey Stoney’s aspect have been capable of create in a much-improved second-half displaying.
Each side pushed for a late winner, the hosts going closest when Staniforth’s goal-bound header from a nook was hacked away by Stokes.
England captain Steph Houghton ended within the sport in ache after getting a knee within the again simply earlier than full-time, however boss Gareth Taylor stated it was nothing critical.
The stalemate means City stay in fifth within the WSL desk whereas United stay high, forward of Arsenal’s match with Chelsea on Sunday.
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