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Arsenal Women 1-1 Chelsea Ladies

March 31, 2018

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WSL Highlights: Arsenal 1-1 Chelsea

Chelsea moved three points clear at the top of the Women’s Super League, despite being held by Arsenal.

Fran Kirby poked the leaders ahead from Ramona Bachmann’s pass after the Swiss striker collected a poor clearance by Arsenal goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.

Chelsea goalkeeper Hedvig Lindahl kept out efforts from Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema before Mead’s superb leveller in first-half stoppage time.

Mead ran from the halfway line and finished past Lindahl from close range.

Unbeaten Chelsea, who secured a Champions League semi-final spot on Wednesday, could have won it late on but Van Veenendaal denied substitute Erin Cuthbert from 15 yards.

The result gave Manchester City the chance to move level on points with Chelsea at the top of the table, but City were surprisingly beaten 2-0 at home by mid-table Reading later on Sunday.

Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro was absent for the game as he has returned to his native Australia following a family bereavement.

Fran Kirby celebrates a goal for Chelsea
Chelsea could not hold on to the lead given to them by Fran Kirby in the first half

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 18Evans
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 3Mitchell
  • 20Janssen
    Substituted forO’Reillyat 72′minutes
  • 10Little
  • 23Mead
    Substituted forMcCabeat 88′minutes
  • 8Nobbs
  • 21van de Donk
  • 11Miedema
    Substituted forCarterat 84′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Carter
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 15McCabe
  • 17O’Reilly
  • 29Cooke

Chelsea Ladies

  • 1Lindahl
  • 4Bright
  • 18Mjelde
  • 16Eriksson
  • 3Blundell
  • 2ThorisdottirBooked at 84mins
  • 10Ji
  • 20Andersson
  • 24Spence
    Substituted forCuthbertat 71′minutes
  • 23Bachmann
    Substituted forDavisonat 88′minutes
  • 14Kirby

Substitutes

  • 5Flaherty
  • 7Davison
  • 9Aluko
  • 11Rafferty
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 28Telford

Attendance:
1,807

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamChelsea Ladies
Possession
Home43%
Away57%
Shots
Home11
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away5
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home11
Away8

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Arsenal Women 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Full Time

Posted at90’+4′

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 1, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Posted at90’+3′

Attempt missed. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Posted at90’+3′

Attempt saved. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maria Thorisdottir.

Posted at90’+2′

Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies).

Posted at90’+2′

Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at89′

Foul by Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Ladies).

Posted at89′

Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Posted at88′

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Katie McCabe replaces Beth Mead.

Substitution

Posted at88′

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Gemma Davison replaces Ramona Bachmann.

Posted at86′

Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at86′

Foul by Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women).

Booking

Posted at84′

Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at84′

Foul by Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea Ladies).

Posted at84′

Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Posted at84′

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Danielle Carter replaces Vivianne Miedema.

Posted at83′

Attempt blocked. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesca Kirby.

Posted at83′

Attempt saved. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Hannah Blundell.

Posted at80′

Foul by Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Ladies).

Posted at80′

Heather O’Reilly (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at79′

Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at79′

Foul by Kim Little (Arsenal Women).

Posted at78′

Hand ball by Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies).

Posted at77′

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Erin Cuthbert tries a through ball, but Francesca Kirby is caught offside.

Posted at76′

Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at76′

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).

Posted at76′

Attempt blocked. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hannah Blundell.

Posted at73′

Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at73′

Foul by Emma Mitchell (Arsenal Women).

Substitution

Posted at72′

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Heather O’Reilly replaces Dominique Janssen.

Substitution

Posted at71′

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Erin Cuthbert replaces Drew Spence.

Posted at69′

Attempt missed. Kim Little (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Posted at68′

Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at68′

Foul by Beth Mead (Arsenal Women).

Posted at64′

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Hannah Blundell.

Posted at63′

Attempt saved. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Posted at62′

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Maria Thorisdottir.

Posted at62′

Attempt blocked. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Beth Mead.

Posted at61′

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Ji So-Yun tries a through ball, but Ramona Bachmann is caught offside.

Posted at59′

Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.


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