After a close encounter, it was the inform striker Khadija Monifa Shaw that gave Manchester City the win, as she took the ball calmly around West Ham goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, to place it home.
After a very close first half with very limited chances for both teams, it only took the WSL top goal scorer 5 minutes to score in the second.
West Ham would have been annoyed to have not gone 1-0 when Kate Longhurst played in a great corner, which caused the city defence to make three goal line blocks, before thankfully for City the ball ended up in Ellie Roebuck’s arms.
With Man City getting 4 corners in the first 4 minutes it was never looking good for Paul Konchesky’s side.
In the second half the Hammers put up more of a threat which caused a couple of good
saves, but could never manage to get the equaliser.
In the last 5 minutes City did manage to hit the post from Shaw again, which then caused Arnold to produce a very good save, to keep Lauren Hemp out from close range.
It really was one moment of sheer brilliance that split the two sides today, but means a lot
for City as they close in on third place Arsenal.
Man City now goes 11 games unbeaten in all competitions.
West Ham will hope to bounce back with a win when they go away to 5th placed in form Everton next week whilst Man City hope to continue their form when they face Aston Villa at home.