8 min Right here’s Lauren Hemp’s early purpose.
8 min This has been a cracking begin, with each groups urgent actually aggressively.
7 min Williamson steps into midfield to win the ball with authority and finds Pelova on the correct aspect of the world. Her lofted cross simply evades the stretching Foord on the far submit.
6 min I’m sorry, however I’m going to do it. I’m going to bloody do it. I’m going to indicate you the as-it-stands league desk.
The 2 wingers mixed to offer Metropolis the lead. Hasegawa received the ball up the sphere, performed a one-two after which gave the ball to Kelly on the correct. She slid a devastating low cross into the six-yard field, which was left by Wubben-Moy and became the web by Hemp on the far submit. Each Maritz, who let Hemp run off her, and Wubben-Moy have been culpable there. That stated, it was an excellent ball in from Kelly.
GOAL! Man Metropolis 1-0 Arsenal (Hemp 4)
Metropolis rating with their first assault!
2 min: So shut from Maanum! Hasegawa’s free move goes straight to the in-form Maanum, 25 yards from purpose. She takes a contact and whistles an excellent drive that flashes simply extensive of the close to submit with Roebuck scrambling desperately throughout her line.
2 min Arsenal have certainly began with a again three of Rafaelle, Lotte Wubben-Moy and Leah WIlliamson.
1 min After a very sombre minute’s silence in reminiscence of the tens of hundreds who died in Turkey and Syria this week, Bunny Shaw will get the sport underneath method.
Jonas Eidevall’s pre-match ideas
Cheer up son, you’re dwelling the dream.
Harry Nilsson division
“Leaving apart the cup mismatch with Leeds United, the place the staff managed 9 previous the semi-pros, latest Arsenal matches have proven up how blunt the staff is with out Mead and Miedema,” writes Charles Antaki. “All the same old prayers, votive candles and animal sacrifices received’t get them again in time, so it’s all the way down to dumb hope that the opposite sides will slip up.Sadly, in Chelsea’s case particularly, that appears on the unlikely aspect. Maybe a bid of £500,001 for Russo would possibly assist?”
Chelsea are profitable the league once more, aren’t they.
The groups in (potential) formation
Manchester Metropolis (4-3-3) Roebuck; Casaparij, Houghton, Greenwood, Aleixandri; Coombs, Hasegawa, Angeldahl; Kelly, Shaw, Hemp.
Substitutes: MacIver, Castellanos, Fowler, Raso, Ouahabi, Blakstad.
Arsenal (3-4-3) Zinsberger; Williamson, Wubben-Moy, Rafaelle; Maritz, Little, Maanum, Catley; Pelova, Blackstenius, Foord.
Substitutes: D’Angelo, Marckese, Beattie, Wienroither, McCabe, Walti, Kuhl, Gio, Hurtig.
Suzanne Wrack’s preview
That is the second assembly in 4 days between Metropolis and Arsenal. I’m positive you recognize this, however I’m contractually obliged to remind you. Stina Blackstenius’s purpose in extra-time gave Arsenal a 1-0 win over Metropolis within the Continental Cup semi-final; they’ll play Chelsea at Selhurst Park subsequent month because of this.
Each groups make one change from their final WSL video games per week in the past (the Continental Cup XIs have been a lot modified). Metropolis herald Laura Coombs for Deyna Castellanos; Arsenal favor Victoria Pelova to Lina Hurtig.
We don’t know but whether or not the Arsenal captain Leah Williamson will play in midfield (again 4) or defence (again three). The latter labored fairly effectively on Wednesday night time.
Whats up and welcome to stay protection of Manchester Metropolis v Arsenal on the Academy Stadium. It’s a multi-context recreation, related to each the title race and the battle for Champions League locations. Each groups nonetheless have ambitions to take Chelsea’s WSL title, although Metropolis specifically actually can’t afford to drop factors in the present day. Extra importantly, maybe, each groups need a piece of subsequent season’s Champions League pie.
In recent times that’s been a given, however Manchester United have turned a Massive Three right into a Massive 4, so one in every of these groups may miss out. Each have had irritating seasons: Arsenal due to the long-term accidents to Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema, to not point out Sam Kerr’s late equaliser on the Emirates final month; Metropolis as a result of they misplaced 5 factors to Aston Villa. Had they received each these video games, they’d be degree with the leaders Chelsea.
Kick off 12.30pm.