Stoney - We will take one-goal wins

Casey Stoney

Casey Stoney has hailed Arsenal Ladies’ “professional job” against Birmingham City.

The Gunners bounced back from a disappointing 3-1 defeat against Liverpool with a 1-0 victory against David Parker’s side on Sunday, thanks to Chioma Ubogagu’s winner.

Arsenal’s second away win of the season sees them return to second place in the Women’s Super League, after Chelsea’s 4-0 defeat against Sunderland on Saturday, and Stoney was pleased with how the Gunners closed out the game.

"You take a one-goal win and you take the three points against a team like Birmingham"

Casey Stoney

“It was a professional job,” the England defender said. “They pushed us all over the park and, credit to them, even with 10 I think they played really well in the second half.

“If I’m honest we got away with one towards the end, but we still had a one-on-one that maybe we needed to finish. But you take a one-goal win and you take the three points against a team like Birmingham.

“The way we started was a lot better. We knew the first 25 minutes against Liverpool weren't good enough, we knew we needed to step up a gear and I think the girls did that. We saw the game out in the end.

“We’re surprised by the result last night but Sunderland are a good side,” added Stoney. “We knew we had to capitalise, otherwise it would have made no odds if we lost against Birmingham. We didn’t, it’s another three points and we have to keep going.”

Arsenal Ladies' next home match is on Sunday, July 26 against Notts County. Kick-off isn at 2pm and you can buy your discounted online tickets here



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