Club analysis

Manchester City WFC

Man. City

Manchester City squad picture
1Karen Bardsley14/10/1984Goalkeeper 9090
2Mie Jans06/02/1994Defender 17+
3Demi Stokes12/12/1991Defender9073*9090
4Tessel Middag23/12/1992Midfield9+
5Jennifer Beattie13/05/1991Defender909090901
6Steph Houghton23/04/1988Defender90909090
7Melissa Lawley28/04/1994Forward66*65*88*66*
8Jill Scott02/02/1987Midfield90909090
10Nadia Nadim02/01/1988Forward15+ 24+
11Isobel Christiansen20/09/1991Midfield45+9081*1
12Georgia Stanway03/01/1999Forward81*45*90902
14Esme Beth Morgan18/10/2000Defender
15Julia Spetsmark30/06/1989Midfield
16Jane Ross18/09/1989Forward75*90 2
17Nikita Parris10/03/1994Forward909090901
18Ella Ann Toone02/09/1999Forward
22Claire Emslie08/03/1994Forward24+25+2+9+
23Abbie McManus14/01/1993Defender90909090
24Keira Walsh08/04/1997Midfield90909090
26Ellie Roebuck23/09/1999Goalkeeper9090
Pos. = Position; GS = Goals scored; * = Started; + = Substitute

Manchester City team analysis

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• 1-4-3-3 with collective high pressing and fast transitions
• Emphasis on securing the ball at back before launching attacks
• Centre-backs spread, screening midfielder back to initiate build-up
• Good supply of diagonal passes from defence to open play to wings
• Effective mix of short and long passing; long-range shooting
• Compact back four holding high line; good aerial power, 1 v 1 skills
• Dynamic midfield trio active in defensive work, supporting attacks
• Interchanging wide players with dribbling skills, sharp crosses, through passes
• Overlapping full-backs always involved in attacking actions
• Team with good athletic qualities, attitude, commitment and spirit

Nick Cushing (09/11/1984) head coach since November 2013