Man City Women’s star Bunny Shaw breaks all-time record in derby win over Man United

Bunny Shaw became Manchester City Women’s all-time record goalscorer during the derby win over Manchester United.

Shaw is playing in her third season at the Women’s Super League giants and has proved a formidable force in front of goal.

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Shaw kicked-off the second-half with a well-taken goal for CityCredit: Getty

The 27-year-old was named as City’s Player of the Season in the last campaign but she went one step further on Saturday.

With City already 2-0 up against rivals United thanks to a double from Jess Parks, it was Shaw’s turn to take to the scoresheet.

The Jamaican was played through by Parks early in the second-half and found the bottom-right corner with a low, composed finish.

It was her 68th for the club, which takes her to the top of their all-time scoring charts.

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Shaw has beaten Georgia Stanway’s record of 67, with the now Bayern Munich star reaching her tally in 186 appearances.

In comparison, City’s new record holder has been able to reach the summit in just the 82nd match she has featured in.

It was a goal that helped to all but seal all three points at the Etihad Stadium as Gareth Taylor’s side eye the title.

Parks opened the scoring in the 37th minute with a well-taken volley inside the area, her first ever league goal for City.

Shaw's 68th goal for City has made club history

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Shaw’s 68th goal for City has made club historyCredit: Getty

She doubled their lead on the stroke of half-time, this time with a close-range finish at the back post following a corner.

Shaw then added the third, before United were able to pull one back later on in the second-half via a Kerstin Casparij own-goal.

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City’s win has taken them back to the top of the Women’s Super League, although Chelsea will overtake them if they beat West Ham.

Should they do so, goal difference is all that separates the two sides as they head into the final five games of the season.



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