US star Lloyd quick to make her mark at Manchester City

U.S. captain Carli Lloyd did not need long to make an impact in the Women's Champions League with Manchester City.

The two-time world player of the year scored the only goal on her competition debut as City edged Danish side Fortuna Hjorring 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal late Thursday.

Midfielder Lloyd powered a bullet header past the Fortuna goalkeeper in the 36th minute.

Lloyd, twice an Olympic champion and scorer a hat trick in the 2015 Women's World Cup final victory, tweeted afterward: "Loved it!! Feels great to be a part of a special team. Onto the next match."

The 34-year-old Lloyd joined City last month on a three-month deal from the Houston Dash.