Post-Match Report

Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea: How it happened

Chelsea Women -

Meadow Park
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  Arsenal Women
      
                  Mead (45)
            
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Mead (45)
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              F. Kirby (31)
          
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Chelsea Women
F. Kirby (31)

By Aidan Small at Meadow Park

WHAT HAPPENED

A fine goal from Beth Mead helped us to pick up a point against league leaders Chelsea as we extended our unbeaten run in all competitions to 10 games.

We almost got off to the perfect start when Mead twisted and turned on the right wing and forced a low save from Hedvig Lindahl. 

But after working a number of half-chances and failing to take them, Chelsea  punished us on the half-hour as Fran Kirby raced through and found the bottom  corner.  

We responded well, with Vivianne Miedema and Mead going close in quick succession, before the latter levelled matters on the stroke of half-time as she stormed down the wing and rifled the ball into the far corner. 

Mead started the second half positively, this time picking up the ball on the left wing, cutting inside and skimming the far post. 

Moments later Miedema’s goalbound effort was deflected behind for a corner, before Kim Little dragged a shot just wide from the edge of the area. 

Both sides continued to push for a winner up until the final whistle, but neither were able to make the breakthrough. 

WHAT IT MEANS 

We’re fourth in the WSL table, five points behind second placed Manchester City with a game in hand.

WSL table - April 1, 2018


WHAT’S NEXT 

Our attention now turns to our SSE Women’s FA Cup semi-final clash with Everton.

The game will take place at Marine FC on Sunday, April 15 with kick-off at 12.30pm.