29 November 2019

Ellen White believes this Women's Super League season is the 'most competitive ever' as title race with Arsenal and Chelsea heats up

England forward Ellen White says she is 'loving' her new club Manchester City but insists the race for the Women's Super League title will be tougher than ever.

The 30-year-old made the move to last year's runners-up following a two-year spell with Birmingham where she bagged a superb 23 goals in 28 games.

And after suffering an injury off the back of her six goals for England at the World Cup, White feels she is now back up to full speed.

She said: “I feel really good – it was quite long process to get back to fitness and everything had to be right and perfect, but I’m fine now and I’m really pleased to be back.

“I love scoring goals and to be part of this Manchester City team feels amazing.

“I’ve done alright since I’ve returned, it could be better – I’m always super-critical of myself – but I’m just loving playing for Manchester City and I really love this club, and everyone connected to it.”

The prolific striker has scored twice in her first three WSL games for the Blues, who sit one point behind Chelsea at the top of the table.

City have won six of their first seven games but remain behind Emma Hayes' west London side, something White believes is indicative of an extremely high level at the top of the division.

“It’s probably the most competitive FA Women’s Super League there has ever been which is really exciting for us and the fans,” she said.

“We just need to focus on ourselves, work hard in training and take that into every game we play.”

City brushed past Bristol City 5-0 last time out and have now scored a stunning 14 goals in their last three games.

“It’s been a tough week for us with three games in eight days, but we’ve played well, won our matches and scored a lot of goals, so it’s been good.

“It was another professional performance. We scored five goals, dominated possession and kept a clean sheet so we’re really pleased with the result and get the three points.

White is likely to feature for her side when they host bottom of the table Liverpool on Sunday in a game they will expected to secure three points in.

The match kicks off at 2pm GMT and will be available to watch on the FA Player.

There will also be a full round-up of all the weekend's WSL games on the NewsChain website.

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