Manchester City boss hails newcomers Sunderland’s defensive resilience

Keira Ramshaw tries to turn to threaten Manchester City's goal. Picture by Frank Reid

Keira Ramshaw tries to turn to threaten Manchester City's goal. Picture by Frank Reid

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MANCHESTER City Women’s manager Nick Cushing hailed Sunderland Ladies – after handing the WSL1 newcomers a defeat in their first home match in the top flight.

“We spoke to the players previously and said it was a must-win game for us and we’ve done it, so we’re really pleased,” said Cushing.

“The Sunderland team is a good team and they will be fine in this league. Defensively, they’re hard to break down and they can counter you really quickly, so to come here and beat them away is very pleasing.”

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