Man City Women net double in Barclays WSL March awards

Gareth Taylor win Manager of the Month

An awards double for Man City in the Barclays WSL this March saw Gareth Taylor win Manager of the Month and Khadija Shaw Player of the Month.

Shaw has taken a commanding lead in the race to be the Women’s Super League top-scorer moving to 15 goals for the season with an incredible five goals in March. She started the month with all three of City’s goals against Tottenham. The Jamaican international added another two strikes in a 2-1 win over Brighton to move two ahead of Rachel Daly in the standings.

Shaw saw off competition from Arsenal duo Caitlin Foord and Leah Williamson, Aston Villa’s Rachel Daly, Liverpool’s Emma Koivisto and West Ham United’s Vivi Asseyi to secure the award.

Speaking about the accolade, Shaw said: “I am so happy to win this award again – March was a very successful month for us on the pitch as a team, and I am very pleased to have been able to contribute with my goals.

“To have beaten some very talented players to this award means a lot to me, and I would like to thank everybody who took the time to vote for me.

“The hard work does not stop however, and I will keep giving everything I have to make sure that we enjoy a strong end to the season in our final five games.”

Manchester City v Tottenham - Barclays FA Womens Super
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Gareth Taylor has helped Man City leapfrog defending champions Chelsea to go second in the Barclays Women’s Super League. The impressive victory over the Blues was the first since 2017 and extends Taylor’s side’s unbeaten run to 14 games.

City’s Head Coach saw off the challenge of Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall and Aston Villa’s Carla Ward to scoop the accolade for the second time in as many months.

Speaking about the award, he said: “I’m really pleased to have been successful in this vote for the second month in a row.

“I think winning it back-to-back shows where we’ve come, the improvements in the team as well and the run we have been on.

“I’m at the head of it, in the good times and the bad times, but I have to say the players are the main reason why I’m able to accept these awards, as well as our fantastic team of staff – it’s a collective effort all round.

“We have five games left and some tough challenges in there, but we are right in amongst it.

“We need to continue and put together another run similar to what we’ve just done. Going all the way unbeaten from October to early April is a great effort by everyone but the challenge never stops, and I think it’s something to look forward to.

“We will just enjoy the run-in and see where it takes us.”

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