Arsenal Women draw after stoppage-time leveller at Man Utd

Manchester United v Arsenal - Barclays Women´s Super League
Jennifer Beattie of Arsenal battles with Geyse of Manchester United. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Arsenal took a point away to Manchester United with a late equaliser in the Barclays Women’s Super League on Friday evening.

The visitors were ahead inside quarter of an hour, Steph Catley sending Stina Blackstenius away down the left, who cut in to tuck the ball inside Mary Earps’ far post.

Manchester United v Arsenal - Barclays Women´s Super League
Stina Blackstenius of Arsenal scores the opening goal. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

The scores were back level by the half-hour mark, Gabby George playing a long ball for Leah Galton, who was gifted a goal by Sabrina D’Angelo air shot when attempting a clearance.

Manchester United v Arsenal - Barclays Women´s Super League
Leah Galton of Manchester United scores the equaliser. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Geyse was inches wide of the far post after the break, while Arsenal had substitutes Katie McCabe and Caitlin Foord quickly booked, as was Jonas Eidevall for his protests.

Earps gathered Alessia Russo’s header from a Kim Little cross at the second attempt, the United keeper again saving from her former teammate moments later.

Into the last dozen minutes only the woodwork denied Russo, before two United subs combined to put them 2-1 up. Hinata Miyazawa headed the ball through to Melvine Malard, who poked it home as the Gunners failed to deal with the threat.

Manchester United v Arsenal - Barclays Women´s Super League
Cloe Lacasse of Arsenal celebrates with Alessia Russo after the late leveller. (Photo by Matt McNulty/Getty Images)

Frida Maanum had the ball in the net for Arsenal but the flag went up for offside, then three minutes into the added six Gunners’ sub Chloe Lacasse hit the top corner from outside the box.

Eileen Gleeson to continue as Interim Ireland WNT head coach

Upcoming Events

Would you like to read more women’s football news just like this? Sign up to receive the She Kicks Women’s Football newsletter