Houghton targeting Champions League title after signing new City deal

Steph Houghton is targeting Women’s Champions League success after extending her professional contract with Manchester City Women.

England captain Houghton joined City in 2014 and led the club to WSL and Women’s FA Cup success over the past 12 months.

The Durham-born 29-year-old also led City in their inaugural Women’s Champions League campaign which ended in a semi-final defeat to holders Lyon.

Houghton said: “The last three years with Manchester City Women have been unbelievable and I am delighted to commit my long-term future to the club.

“The last 12 months have been incredible winning the FA Women’s Super League, the Women’s FA Cup and the FA WSL Continental Tyres Cup.

“I am looking forward to working with the team next season to challenge for even more titles and hopefully make it even further in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.”