Keira Walsh 2019/20 - scout report - tactical analysis tactics

Manchester City have been colossal giants since their rebranding and takeover of both the men’s and women’s team. Key signings have been vital to towards the City men’s revolution with players such as Fernandinho, David Silva, and Sergio Aguero critical to their Premier League success. The women’s team have also profited off some excellent signings in the forms of Nikita Parris and Lucy Bronze who both propelled them to the next level. Both women have since made the move across the channel and settled in at the world’s best at Olympique Lyonnais. However, one player that still plies her trade at Manchester City Women is home-grown talent – Keira Walsh.

Much like the role Fernandinho plays, Walsh takes up a similar role for the women’s side. Getting off to a great start to the season with three wins out of three, including a victory against arch-rivals Manchester United Women, the future bodes well for Nick Cushing’s side. However, after Manchester City Women‘s game against title challengers Arsenal last week, Walsh’s presence was duly missed. Her inventive playstyle and defensive qualities were needed in a clash of this magnitude. Walsh has been an integral part of City’s success and will continue to be a key member if they want to compete with Arsenal Women for the remainder of the season.

This tactical analysis scout report will look to detail Walsh’s start to the season and understand her position and role in Manchester City Women’s tactics.

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