From the tweets of Daisy Wildsmith, the Impetus contributor offers her opinion on Manchester City’s 2-0 win at FAWSL new kids Aston Villa in the opening game of the campaign yesterday afternoon.
Yesterday’s opening day victory for Manchester City at Aston Villa proved that the home side have got a lot of strengths that could make them a mid-table side come the end of the season.
There were certainly defensive and goal keeping mistakes from Villa in the first half – but they made up for in the second period, and their baby faced substitutes coming on show the promise of youth they have in their squad.
As for City – they looked a bit rusty and disjointed at times, although it was the first game of the season after a lockdown. You could see at times Steph Houghton was fuming which showed the fact they were not at their best. I’m not sure whether they were fully prepared for Villa to be defending so heavily.
The positives for Gareth Taylor’s side were the power and skill of Chloe Kelly – an incredible signing and the good decision making from Ellie Roebuck. They’ll feel it was good to have a win, but there’s a lot to work on and improve going forward though.
Daisy Wildsmith is a regular contributor to Impetus and is a women’s football supporter from the West Midlands.