Tobin Heath, during the 2020 SheBelievesCup, scored a spectacular goal for Manchester United. (Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports)
Tobin Heath helped Manchester United overcome a two-goal, second-half deficit as it played Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in the first derby of the FA Women’s Super League season in Manchester, England Saturday.
The U.S. women’s national team standout cut the deficit in half in the 54th minute before Kirsty Hanson tallied the equalizer in the 73rd minute.
Heath, who played at midfield, stole an errant pass in the City defensive zone and rocketed a 15-yard, one-timer a past goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.
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Midfielder Sam Mewis played the entire way for ManCity while Rose Lavelle did not get off the bench.
A little after the half hour, USWNT forward Christen Press bolted down the left flank and put a cross into the area, but no one was home. A little later, Heath tried to find her compatriot Press with a through ball, but it just got away from the forward.
Press was subbed out for by Lauren James in the 55th minute. Heath was replaced by Lucy Stanisforth in the 70th minute.
City grabbed an eighth-minute lead behind Chloe Kelly, before Laura Coombs doubled the lead during first-half injury time.