Caroline Weir scores another crier in the Manchester derby as City beat United 1-0, with a late goal from midfield ‘showing what an important player she is’ for Gareth Taylor’s side


Caroline Weir’s late howler meant Manchester City beat rivals United yet again, condemning the Red Devils to a derby day defeat in front of a bumper crowd.

The substitute chip was just the goal of the game, dealing a blow to Marc Skinner’s side’s hopes for European football next season.

Weir celebrates his winning goal
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Weir, who oddly scored an identical lob in a previous Manchester derby, chipped the ball delicately towards the far post from the edge of the area as it fell just past keeper Mary Earps.

The defeat sees United fall to fourth place, with their neighbors hot on their heels in fifth place.

Claire Rafferty said in a comment that Weir had shown “what an important player” she was for City, as she stepped up to secure all three points for her team.

“It felt like the sea parted for her in that defensive line, the space opened up in front of her and the high shot – it was done with such finesse,” said the former England international. at talkSPORT.

“It’s almost like she had no doubt in her mind that she was going to score, and I think everyone else in the City team stopped running because they knew she was going to score. .

“The keeper could only watch it go over her head and it was a well deserved goal for Caroline Weir.


Caroline Weir scores another crier in the Manchester derby as City beat United 1-0, with a late goal from midfield 'showing what an important player she is' for Gareth Taylor's side
Taylor’s team begins to climb in the standings
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“I think great games call for great players and it was a fantastic opportunity for her to show what an important player she is for City.”

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