“We Have To Get Ready And Buckle Ourselves In For The Ride” – Taylor Makes Title Race Prediction After City Win

“We Have To Get Ready And Buckle Ourselves In For The Ride” – Taylor Makes Title Race Prediction After City Win

Manchester City manager Gareth Taylor says the race for the Women’s Super League title will go down to the wire.

The Cityzens briefly went first following their 2-1 win against Everton on Saturday before Chelsea regained top spot after putting four past Leicester City a day later. Asked whether goal difference could prove a factor in determining who wins the league. Taylor replied:

“It’d be nice if we could (win with a margin), but just with the nature of the games and the league setup, you won’t see anyone with it by ten points. We have to get ready and buckle ourselves in for the ride.”

“Of course, we’ve shone in that space of getting the job done. We know we can improve on a number of things things. I was asked about goal difference; of course, it becomes important when it’s important, but winning is the most important thing. Nothing will change my view.”

It’s tight at the top of the WSL table

The four-goal margin that Chelsea secured in their victory over Leicester proved important in displacing Gareth Taylor’s team in first place.

Arsenal are just three points further back, having beaten North London rivals Tottenham 1-0 at the Emirates. It is looking like it will be a three-team battle for the title all the way to the final game in May.

Taylor has committed his future to City

Despite still not having won a league title since being appointed manager in 2020, the 51-year-old has been handed a new three-year contract extension.

During his three-and-a-half seasons at City, though, Taylor has won 97 of his 131 matches in charge. He has also lifted the FA Cup and Conti Cup.

If his team do manage to beat Chelsea and Arsenal to the title, the decision to hand him a new deal will have proven to be the right one.

David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.