Manchester City’s Georgia Stanway has been selected as The FA WSL 1 Player of the Month for February.
Stanway rounded off an impressive month with Manchester City by earning her first-ever call-up to the Lionesses for the SheBelieves Cup in the United States. The 19-year-old was crucial in her side’s title contention scoring a superb long-range effort from outside the box which clinched a vital point against FA WSL 1 rivals Chelsea in their thrilling 2-2 draw.
Stanway had some tough competition from a competitive shortlist including Arsenal’s Beth Mead and Chelsea striker, Fran Kirby. Mead has been in fine form throughout February contributing to her side’s unbeaten month with two goals against Yeovil and the winning strike versus Everton. Regular stand out, Kirby, has now netted 14 goals in all competitions this season including a goal against Birmingham as well as coming off the bench to score against Yeovil to take her side top of the division.
The FA WSL Player of the Month award celebrates the best players in FA WSL 1, FA WSL 2 and FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup. Each month, three players are shortlisted based on their performances before a media panel selects a winner for each league.
Presented with The FA WSL 1 Player of the Month award, Manchester City’s Georgia Stanway said, “I feel like I’ve performed well, especially in the last game where we got the equaliser against Chelsea in the latter stages of the game. Scoring that goal was definitely my most memorable moment of the month. I think we’re not afraid to say that we’d like to win the league and we’re doing what we can to put ourselves in the best possible position.”
Fans are able to get their FA WSL fix with a selection of live games on BT Sport, BBC Online and The FA’s WSL Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FAWSL/) as well as live commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live.
Stanway’s City will be in action in The FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup Final on Wednesday 14 March as Arsenal and Manchester City battle it out for the first piece of silverware of the domestic season.
Kick-off is at 7.00pm at Adams Park, home to The FA WSL’s Reading and EFL League Two side Wycombe Wanderers. For tickets, please visit: tickets.wwfc.com. The game will also be shown live on The FA’s WSL Facebook page (facebook.com/FAWSL).
Report courtesy of The FA via Pitch