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City Wins Title with Late Goal

City Wins Title with Late Goal

On 21 May 2023, Glasgow City secured their 16th Scottish title in the most dramatic fashion after beating reigning champions Rangers at Ibrox thanks to Lauren Davidson’s stoppage-time winner. City had arrived with a two-point lead and needed only a win to lift the trophy ahead of Rangers and Celtic. Celtic had looked likely to snatch the title on goal difference as they led Hearts 2-0, but Davidson’s goal at the death secured the title for City.

Rangers finished third, while Celtic were left with the consolation of the second Champions League place. Despite sitting top of the table, City started the afternoon as outsiders due to their city rivals having eaten into their seven-point lead and having the worst goal difference of the three sides.

Rangers used the large Ibrox pitch to their advantage in the early stages, but City began to exert more pressure as news of Celtic’s second goal meant Rangers now had to score twice to retain their title. South Africa winger Linda Motlhalo, the player of the match, broke clear and turned the ball into the path of Davidson to fire through Fife’s legs from close range.

Rangers piled forward looking to salvage their big day in front of their record crowd at Ibrox, but Gibson twice denied them with fine saves before the hosts finally had the ball in the net only for the goal to be ruled out for a foul on the Scotland goalkeeper. The final whistle came as a relief to City players who ran to greet their small band of supporters and regain the trophy they relinquished last season after 14 years of dominance.

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