Arsenal came back from a goal down to produce one of the comeback football scores of the weekend in the Women’s Super League. The Gunners started the day in third place, but after Manchester United lost to Manchester City, they were aware that a victory would move them up to the second place at the conclusion of the final weekend of WSL play for this season. While doing so, Jonas Eidevall’s team had to overcome the early shock of Kirsty Hanson’s spectacular sixth-minute goal that surprised Manuela Zinsberger. Rachel Corsie’s unlucky own goal (26) and Vivianne Miedema’s volley (30) gave Arsenal the lead by the 30th minute, and Katie McCabe (62) and Jordan Nobbs (84) added the finishing touches to a wonderful afternoon’s work.
The majority of the game was in favor of the Gunners, but they went down after Hanson intercepted a ball from Kenza Dali and fired a bouncing shot past Zinsberger from the left outside of the Arsenal box. The visitors should have tied the score through Caitlin Foord, who flew over after being set up by the unstoppable Miedema, while McCabe planted a free-kick onto the roof of the net. However, the goal failed to break the visitors’ momentum.
Against the flow of the game, Villa came close to increasing their advantage when Laura Blindkilde When Hannah Hampton diverted McCabe’s cross from the byline onto Corsie, who then redirected the ball into her own goal, Arsenal finally scored the goal they deserved. Brown had previously looped a cross onto Zinsberger’s crossbar. After a corner fell her way, Miedema sent a volley inside the near post, leaving Villa with the difficult job of stopping Arsenal’s extraordinary streak of winning 37 successive WSL games they were leading at halftime – a record extending back over three years. In order to set up Nobbs, who swept home the opportunity to seal a convincing victory, Foord then managed to elude Danielle Turner.
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