Powell: It was a deserved three points

Head coach delighted to see Albion return to winning ways.

By Bruce Talbot • 10 October 2021

Hope Powell felt Albion deserved to end Tottenham's 100% record in the Barclays Women's Super League with their 2-1 win on Sunday.

Goals from Geummin Lee and Victoria Williams made it three League wins from five for Albion, with Kit Graham replying late on for Tottenham who finished with ten players after Rachel Williams was sent off for two bookable offences. 

Powell said, "It was a good win and I thought no more than we deserved, we created a lot of chances and on another day could have had more goals. 

By Kyle Hemsley
A delighted Victoria Williams celebrates her goal against Spurs

"We had to be quite resilient at times and it got a bit tetchy but we matched them in that respect and I'm glad we came out winners. Credit to Tottenham, even with ten they punished us for not being switched on and after they got one back they went for broke and we had to defend well, which we did."

It was Albion's first League win since 12 September and Powell said it was important to go into a four-week break before their next WSL fixture with three points.

"We have a Conti Cup game on Wednesday at Birmingham City and it's a competition we want to do well in. But it's great for us, it will put us on a real high going into the international break and the time will give us the opportunity for a few players to rest little niggles, but we've got another big game first at St Andrew's and we'll concentrate on that first."