Jonathan Morgan

Fantastic From Start To Finish, Says Morgan

LCFC Women manager Jonathan Morgan praised the Foxes for an assured overall performance in Sunday's 2-1 success over Liverpool in the FA Women's Championship.
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- Jonathan Morgan reflects on a 2-1 victory over Liverpool for LCFC Women
- Paige Bailey-Gayle and Lachante Paul were on the scoresheet for the Foxes in Quorn
- Morgan was delighted by the effort on show from City against an experienced Reds side
- The LCFC Women manager also provides an update on Sam Tierney's injury

Paige Bailey-Gayle and Lachante Paul found the net for City, before a close-range effort from Jess Clarke for the Reds, as the home side continued their unbeaten league start to 2020/21.

Leicester have now contested matches against many of the teams expected to compete at the top of the division this term - and Morgan has been enthused by their development.

"To be honest, it’s nothing that I didn’t expect from the girls," he told LCFC TV at full-time at Farley Way Stadium. "We were fantastic from the first whistle to the end.

"Obviously, there was a little bit of a momentum swing when they got their goal to make it 2-1, but it’s a title rival and we were the better team today.

"I don’t think they really had an answer for what we did and I’m just really, really happy that we could see out the game and get the three points.

I said to the girls, we’ve got to start working as a team and fighting for one another. That was shown today in abundance in the way bodies were on the line.

Jonathan Morgan LCFC TV

"We’ve played Sheffield United, Durham and Liverpool now back to back. They were three very, very tough games to have early on in the season.

"We’ve got all the other teams now and if we play like that, we’ll be happy, but we have to play like that week in, week out, not just against Liverpool."

Morgan was particularly pleased by the efforts of a youthful forward line which, as well as Bailey-Gayle and Paul, also included City's No.9, Libby Smith.

"That front three was incredibly young," Morgan added. "They’re three young teenagers and, for them to work so well together against an experienced team like Liverpool, was brilliant.

"Paige and Lachante are scoring some really big, crucial goals for us and it’s had a big say already early on in some tough games.

"I said to the girls, we’ve got to start working as a team and fighting for one another. That was shown today in abundance in the way bodies were on the line.

"We didn’t really give Liverpool a sniff, even when they were pushing towards the end, and that was fantastic to see. When the subs came on today, they ran their socks off too.

"They knew what their jobs were and, to be honest, it was epitomised by Annabel [Blanchard] doing that last bit late on to help us see the game out."

Meanwhile, defender Sam Tierney, utilised in midfield on Sunday, was substituted in the second half with an injury and Morgan also provided news on her fitness.

"It’s an ankle injury," he explained. "We’ve had no real update yet, but she was phenomenal today.

"It was a big loss to lose her at that stage of the game, which aided Liverpool, but Aimee [Everett] came on and absolutely smashed it. With Sam, we can only wait and see now, but hopefully it’s nothing serious."

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