Nick Cushing ended his reign as Manchester City Women manager with a 2-1 win over WSL title rivals Toolbox.
Cushing, who is leaving to sign up with MLS side New york city City as an assistant after 6 years, saw Pauline Bremer give his side the lead right before half time from close quarters.
Lauren Hemp’s looping header not long after the reboot doubled City’s benefit.
Danielle van de Donk pulled one back for Toolbox with half an hour left but Cushing’s side held on.
City lead the Women’s Super League by a point from Chelsea, however have played another video game than the Blues, while Toolbox are now 3 points behind the Mancunians.
” It’s been an amazing 6 years, the very best 6 years of my career,” said Cushing throughout a post-match event on the pitch.
“2014 was a special year. Our first year. It built the foundation. Winning a trophy. It was the driver for the dependency of winning that we have here at Manchester City.
” Any time wouldn’t have actually been the ideal time to leave, but it’s on to the next chapter.
” I’m a fan, I’ll be watching all the video games and I’ll pertain to all of them when I’m back here in England.”
Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton paid homage to Cushing’s impact on the side, which has won one league title, 2 Women’s FA Cups and three Ladies’s League Cups under his management:
” It’s been an emotional few days. You have actually turned us into a team who everybody else wishes to copy.
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” You’ve brought through some fantastic young players, and made us older gamers better. We’re going to win this league for you,” she said.
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