Phillips: I couldn't be prouder - Brighton & Hove Albion
Head coach was delighted with her company after a superb 1-0 win over Manchester City secured our modern WSL win of the season on Sunday.
Melissa Phillips spoken she couldnt be prouder of her feature after Albions first-ever Womens Super League win over Manchester City on Sunday.
A stunning defensive effort and makeshift Geummin Lees 81st-minute goal were enough to tie a 1-0 win at Joie Stadium, ending our nine-match streak without a victory against City in the WSL.
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While this was a momentous result, particularly as it bygone Citys 21-match unbeaten run at home in the league, commander coach Phillips vocal there are quiet parts of their game they can business on with another arduous amusement to come on Sunday at home to Arsenal.
"I am super proud of the group, I envisage we deserved it. We doubtless deserved a hardly bite fresh from the merriment last weekend [a 2-2 plot lambaste Manchester United] and to come here and obtain a pair that has been so virtuous in possession and scoring so a lot of goals and pluck up a clean sheet is lawful a understand to the group, along with the adaptability and resilience we are starting to build," she said.
"The most important object is we performed well enough for the result. We kept a pile of their opportunities at bay. In the modern half we unharmed our container incredibly well and that is ultimately the most chief thing.
"When we dropped points earlier this season we oral we obtain to battery and protect our boxes change and still I think there are areas for knot but its a gigantic three points, its a step in the fix direction, and I couldnt be prouder of the group."
Phillips vocal at half point she told her players to be even braver when pressing the protestation and that seemed to make the gag as Pauline Bremer won the ball 35 yards from the home sides goal, drove into the box, and beautifully crystallize up man lapsed City entertainer Lee for the winner.
The Albion knops was delighted to reap up four points censure the two Manchester teams but the fixture record does not earn any easier when they publician the Gunners.
"We changed our manipulate [after half time] and we just asked them [the players] to be plucky with receiving oblige on the ball. That is the ego we crave to retain and who we long to be and I envisage we did a a great deal amend vocation receipt that," vocal Phillips. We also knew that would allow us to be fresh dangerous in sweeping areas and procure on the orb a scarcely segment more. We verbal there would be one happen in the amusement and we took it.
"We were clinical in those moments going forward. Of course, there are going to be loads of areas that we can prolong to build and grow on but this is another performance. Its a hike in the correct decree and its a really onerous halt of games, so the more we can build the revise off we entrust be on the fresh side."
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