Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw sets new club record as Man City Women go top of the WSL after derby win

This weekend also saw the division record for attendance smashed with six rounds still left to play.

Danny Jones Danny Jones - 25th March 2024

Manchester City Women made it three derby victories out of the last three against Man United with a 3-1 home win at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, where striker Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw also set a new club record.

England forward Jess Park was the star of the show on derby day which saw Man City go top of the Women’s Super League — even despite the fact that her opening goal was found to be offside but ultimately stood in the absence of VAR — it was Bunny Shaw once again had the landmark moment.

Scoring the decisive third goal at the very start of the second half, the Jamaican number nine didn’t just make it 17 goals and three assists for the season but also broke a club record in the process.

Now having notched a total of 68 goals all-told, she surpassed former Blue and Lioness Georgia Stanway as City’s all-time record scorer in the WSL era. More history made in the derby – here’s how she did it:

Park played more than her part in setting up Shaw too. A well-deserved Player of the Match-winning performance.

While the visitors were able to get one back through a somewhat fortunate finish from Hannah Blundell, it was a pretty comfortable win for the home side who are now joint-leaders at the top of the table alongside all-time record winners Chelsea on the same number of games.


Gareth Taylor’s side are only behind on goal difference by just two and with his squad now set to play back-to-back derbies as they prepare to play Liverpool Women on Saturday, 30 March, it could end up being a good couple of weeks for the Blues.

Meanwhile, a third consecutive derby day defeat in all competitions (second in the league) leaves Man United Women in fifth and just one point behind the Scousers.


As for the league as a whole, this weekend also saw the cumulative attendance for this season so far (717,721) break the division’s record with six rounds of games still left to play. Brilliant news.

‘Bunny’ Shaw has become City Women’s all-time record WSL goalscorer in less than three years at the club.

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All that being said, another win for City could prove to be a result for the Reds too as they look to climb back into the European places. As for their rivals, they’ll no doubt be fighting until the final day in the race for what would be their first WSL title since 2016, with Chelsea having monopolised the league.

The Manchester Women’s derby at the Etihad this weekend was also the second-highest attendance for the fixture in the WSL, as 40,086 fans turned up to fill the stadium — just a few thousand shy of the record set in the reverse meeting at Old Trafford last year.


You can watch the highlights in full of Man City’s home win against Man United in the WSL down below:

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