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3 lessons Man City Women will have learnt

Last night, Man City women played Atletico Madrid in the Champions League. Unfortunately, they lost 2-1 and here are three things they would have learned from the game.

Man City really wanted to do well in the competition this year.

Nick Cushing had also spoken about how much he wanted his team to do well in the competition. So my guess is that there will be a lot of upset in the Man City camp today.

However, they have to take some lessons away from the game and here’s three that I have come up with…

Too little too late

Man City went 2-0 down and desperately needed an equaliser. It was only at the last stages of the game that the formation was changed and they pushed an attack.

Pauline Bremer scored to get one back but it wasn’t enough. Imagine if the changes had have come earlier. Maybe the result would have been different.

For a team that wanted it so much, it certainly seemed like there was no backup plan until it was too late.


Aoife Mannion is currently out. Since then, Man City’s defence has been a bit unsettled.

This was obvious last night as Steph Houghton even scored an own goal. Some work needs to be done at the back going forward.

Nick Cushing

Some fans are now claiming that Cushing has taken Man City as far as he could.

Fans are also saying that the squad have a lot more to give than what Nick can guide them to do. Is it time for him to go?

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