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Manchester City beat Georgia Stanway's sending off to win a point against Manchester United during a thrilling Women's Super League match.
Ellen White, a substitute, scored the equalizer late on after Jess Park had hit a long-range goal that was just inches off the bar. United, who had already scored two goals in three minutes, was now behind.
City was reduced to 10 players after Stanway was sent off for a foul challenge on Leah Galton, which took place in the 35th minute.
Gareth Taylor's team responded well to take the lead with Khadija Shaw’s header. However, United's quickfire two goals meant that City had to fight back to get a much-needed draw.
It was a hectic second half, one that encapsulated a topsy-turvy City season. However, Taylor will feel some relief with the draw away from home.
It felt, however, like a missed chance for United and Marc Skinner, who took charge of their first derby. They have yet to win against City in four WSL meetings.
Rollercoaster for Taylor, and a chance missed by Skinner
City, last season's runners-up, entered this match having suffered their third consecutive league loss - their longest losing streak in the WSL.
Taylor was forced to answer questions about his future while encouraging his players to remain positive before the crucial derby.
He was emotional on the touchline, arguing with officials despite Stanway’s challenge meriting him a red card. Three minutes later, he celebrated Shaw's header from an unseen position in the box.
City held a 1-0 lead for 34 minutes, but United, who were far more attacking in the second half, struck back twice. Substitute Lucy Staniforth, who may have been offside, flicked in Ella Toone’s cross before AlessiaRusso brilliantly scored a second goal from 12 yards.
Although it appeared that the tide was turning in United's favor, City responded.
Teenager Park was only on the pitch for 3 minutes. She struck stunningly fingertipped onto Mary Earps' crossbar. White, however, was quick to react and tapped in the ball with less than 10 minutes left.
City fans celebrated at full-time, a sign their struggles this season. United fans were less enthusiastic, perhaps feeling that their best chance to win was gone.
Siobhan Chamberlain, former England and Manchester United goalkeeper, said on BBC Radio 5 Live that "it had everything - excitement and drama, red cards, goals, goal line clearances, and brilliant saves." What could you want more? I feel like I need a break.
"United will be happy that they pulled it back from 1-0 down, but they'll be disappointed they didn’t see it through. They should have done it with an extra player.
Manchester City has more positives. They performed well in the second half with only one player. It would have been hard to believe they were only 10 players.
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