Published on October 3rd, 2016 | by Daniel Cheeseman0
Man City Women do the domestic double!
For the second time in a week, Man City Women are CHAMPIONS!
A hard-fought extra time 1-0 win over Birmingham in the final of the Continental Tyres Cup secured a second piece of silverware for the Blues in seven days, as the league champions extended their impressive winning streak.
Lucy Bronze’s header in the 105th minute was enough to separate the two sides at the Academy Stadium in a game of very few chances, in front of another record crowd of 4,214.
Nick Cushing’s side had to dig deep to claim this triumph, as Birmingham fought hard and defended resiliently to preserve their clean sheet – a feat only Liverpool have achieved against City this season.
Cushing, who spent the morning in hospital with his wife in labour with their third child, made just one change to the side that defeated Chelsea to lift the league title a week ago, as goalkeeper Marie Hourihan took the place of Karen Bardsley.
Once again, there is little time for City to celebrate, as their first ever Champions League adventure begins on Thursday 6th October with the visit of 2009 finalists Zvezda Perm to the Academy Stadium (7pm kick-off). Tickets are available at tickets.mancity.com.