GARETH TAYLOR praised Manchester Metropolis’s grit as they battled to a 2-1 win after being caught chilly by Göteborg.
However the Metropolis boss reckons his facet – who had 18 pictures heading in the right direction – might have had a much bigger lead forward of their second leg conflict with the Swedish champs.
Georgia Stanway equalised for Manchester Metropolis towards Göteborg
Taylor stated: “We’re not going to decorate it up. We should always have had an improved outcome than what we completed with.
“However after the sort of begin that we had, I believed the ladies confirmed actually good resilience, we managed the sport and gave them restricted alternatives.
“However doubtlessly we should always have been going again with a much bigger cushion,
“And that’s what we stated to the ladies afterwards.
“We informed them don’t underestimate this opposition particularly on their very own pitch as they’re very harmful.”
Göteborg had been off for a month coming on this recreation, with their season ending in November.
However any expectations of the hosts being rusty had been blown away within the second minute with skipper Vilde Boe Risa latching on to a rebound to provide them an early lead.
Manchester Metropolis go into their second leg with Göteborg with an away purpose benefitCredit score: Rex Options
Nonetheless, City, who appeared surprised within the opening ten minutes, took management halfway by means of the primary half.
Taylor stated: “The women rib Georgia a bit for the quantity of pictures she has and her return.
“It was an awesome purpose and an awesome end. We’ve actually challenged her.
“That’s what we had been in search of tonight, that sort of end. Her power was good.”
The second interval started in the identical vein as a lot of the primary with Stanway, Chloe Kelly and Janine Beckie inflicting issues down the flanks.
And Taylor’s side obtained the lead and win they deserved with Sam Mewis heading in her third purpose of the season on her Champion’s League debut.
USA star Sam Mewis netted her first Champions League purpose on her match debutCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
Arsenal are up subsequent for Taylor’s facet forward of their tantalising second leg conflict with the Swedish title-holders.
Sam Mewis stated: “Göteborg are an awesome group, however we all know we might have put extra objectives away.
“We need to deal with enterprise and undergo to the following spherical.”