The opposite day we had a chunk saying that summer-signing Kyra Cooney-Cross is the actual deal, and looking out on the reactions to the Aussie’s efficiency within the 3-0 Brighton win, we had been left in a way of deja vu. It’s like she made it her mission to shine and show it proper.
Stina Blackstenius, Caitlin Foord, and Frida Maanum might have gotten the targets, however Cooney-Cross’ dominance in midfield overshadowed their contributions, choosing up the Participant of the Match award.
Versus Brighton, the Matildas midfield engine had 43 of 49 passes accomplished; she accomplished 4 of 5 profitable dribbles, created 1 probability, gained 2 tackles, made 9 recoveries, gained 8 duels, gained 2 fouls, and impressively (although on defensive obligation) didn’t commit a foul.
I learn someplace somebody calling Cooney-Cross the whole midfielder. She is actually wonderful. You ought to look at her flip the ball over and begin the counter. I hope she continues getting higher, recreation after recreation. “I’m completely satisfied to be taking part in” she informed SkySports after the sport, “the beginning was a bit exhausting, however have a look at the crew I’m taking part in in. I’ve received some wonderful gamers to coach with daily, like Lia and Kim. Beth, Viv, Steph, and Caitlin—it might probably’t get a lot better than that,”
Take a look on the video under to see her good WSL debut efficiency,….
Kyra Cooney-Cross vs Brighton pic.twitter.com/syk3WSAkxW
— Laura Veen Comps Specialist (@veencomps) November 19, 2023
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