When Weir's rocket sparked derby delight

  • Caroline Weir nominated for FIFA Puskás Award

  • Goal came from an unstoppable long-range strike


What a goal – and in the Manchester derby as well!

On 7 September 2019, Manchester City and Manchester United’s women’s clubs met on the opening day of the WSL. Just before the break, Weir picked up a United clearance on the left side of the attack, took a few steps with the ball then let fly from more than 25 metres out and sent it into the top corner. The goal was enough to secure a 1-0 win for the Sky Blues.

The goalscorer in figures

  • Age: 25

  • Position: Midfielder/forward

  • Club: Manchester City

  • International record: 68 caps for Scotland (9 goals)

Trophies: English cup winner (2014, 2019), Scottish league cup winner (2011), English league cup winner (2013, 2019), Scotland player of the year (2016)

RENNES, FRANCE - JUNE 06: Caroline Weir of Scotland poses for a portrait during the official FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 portrait session at AC Hotel by Marriott Nice on June 06, 2019 in Rennes, France. (Photo by Marianna Massey - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

What they said

"She does that all the time. I play against her in the league down in England and for me she is one of the best technical footballers you will come across. [The nomination] is great for Caroline. She does things that not many players can do, especially technically."

Kim Little on her Scotland team-mate Weir

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