England star Georgia Stanway became Manchester City’s record scorer at the age of 23 as she came off the bench to hit a hat-trick in an 8-0 Women’s FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest.
Stanway, who played for Great Britain at the Tokyo Olympics, has played in a wide range of positions during her City career and opened her goals account as a 16-year-old in 2015.
The attack-minded former PFA Women’s Young Player of the Year showed her quality after Gareth Taylor introduced her for the second half against third-tier outfit Forest, who staged the visit of the Women’s Super League giants at the City Ground.
Stanway’s first strike in the 50th minute moved her level with fellow England star Nikita Parris’ total of 62 goals for City, before she took the record outright in the 71st minute. Barrow-born Stanway netted again in stoppage time, rounding off the scoring as City strode through to the fifth round.
City boss Taylor said afterwards: “I’m so pleased for her because she’s showing real hot form at the moment, and she’s been great to work with, particularly her attitude and application to try new positions and affect the play wherever she plays. I’m really delighted for her today.”
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