Gibbons: We're so pleased for Lee

Striker's double meant so much to her Albion team-mates.

By Bruce Talbot • 04 May 2021

By Paul Hazlewood
Lee Geum-min is mobbed by her team-mates after her stunning strike against Reading.

Lee Geum-Min's 35-yard stunner against Reading wasn't just a Goal of the Season contender but one of the most popular Albion have scored in this season's WSL campaign, according to teammate Fliss Gibbons.

The South Korean striker, who is on a season-long loan from Manchester City, scored twice inside 90 seconds in Sunday's 3-2 defeat to Reading, and Gibbons says the celebrations which followed both goals showed just what it meant to her teammates as well.

“We were just so pleased for Lee. She hadn't scored all season so for her to get two goals and two great goals as well was just a special moment for her. She is very skilful and does a lot of hard work for the team which might go unnoticed.


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Gibbons on Reading result

“I couldn’t believe the second one but her header for the first was a good finish as well. She is such a popular member of the squad who is always smiling, and she enjoys her football so much. We were all so pleased for her.”

Albion could still finish in the top half for the first time if they can beat Bristol City at the People’s Pension Stadium on Sunday and Reading fail to win at leaders Chelsea, but it’s a massive game for Bristol who must win and hope Aston Villa lose to Arsenal if they are to avoid relegation.

“We owe it to ourselves and the other teams to go out on Sunday and try to win the game,” said Gibbons. “We want to finish in the top six because we’ve never done that before so there is every incentive for us to finish the season strongly.”