City come from behind to take all three points at Hibernian

City come from behind to take all three points at Hibernian


By Craig Edwards

Glasgow City came from behind to secure all three points on a sunny evening in the capital.

Hibernian had taken an early lead thanks to an Eilidh Adams strike before a thunderbolt from Janine Van Wyk levelled the game at half time.

A Priscila Chinchilla penalty on the hour mark made the difference for City in the second half.

The two teams game plans were clear to see early on with the home side happy to sit in and try and hit on the break and it was through that, they got the opening goal of the contest.

The ball made its way to far side of the pitch with Kirsty Morrison who picked out Adams in the box and she beat Lee Alexander from just outside the six yard box.

City continued to have the majority of the possession but it seemed like it would take something special to unlock the stubborn Hibs defence and something special it certainly was.

Van Wyk picked up the ball midway inside the Hibs half and with no player in green closing her down, the South African captain fired the ball into the top corner leaving Emily Mutch in the Hibs goal no chance to get City back on level terms.

City almost made it two immediately after but Ode Fulutudilu’s effort curled just the wrong side of the post.

The away side threatened immediately from kick off for the second half with Zaneta Wyne rising highest at the back post but her header could only find the side netting.

As the clock approached the hour, Chinchilla, who had been dangerous all night, entered the box after brushing off one challenge before she was brought to the ground illegally in the referee’s mind and a penalty was given.

The Costa Rican international brushed herself off to take the penalty and calmly placed the ball past Mutch to score her first goal in City colours.

City continued to threaten with Lauren Davidson going close from distance before Mutch had to be alert to deny Jo Love.

The home side started to pile more pressure on the City defence in the closing stages but the away side stood firm to make it four wins from four in 2021 and move three points clear at the top of the SWPL1 table.

Next up for City is a return to the capital on Sunday to face Hearts live on the BBC Sport Scotland website.

Hibernian: Mutch, Leishman, Muir, Eddie, Adams, Cavanagh, Notley, Murray, McCafferty (Boyce 77), Boyle, Morrison. Subs not used: Hunter, Gallacher, Handley, Donald

Glasgow City: Alexander, Wyne, Van Wyk, Love, Fulton (Crichton 78), Fulutudilu, Ásgrimsdóttir, Colvill (Davidson 46), Molin (Foley 73), Chinchilla, Robertson (Toland 78). Subs not used: Clachers, Michie, Clark

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