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WSL 1 Spring Series: Arsenal Ladies 4-4 Liverpool Ladies

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WSL highlights: Arsenal 4-4 Liverpool

Arsenal Ladies recovered from 3-1 down at half-time against Liverpool Ladies to draw an eight-goal thriller in the Women's Super League One Spring Series.

Alex Greenwood scored straight from a Liverpool corner before Chloe Kelly levelled for Arsenal from close range.

Natasha Harding then diverted in a Sari van Veenendaal clearance and a Caroline Weir header extended Liverpool's lead.

Arsenal hit back to lead with two from Danielle Carter and Jordan Nobbs' shot, but Gemma Bonner's header made it 4-4.

The result leaves Arsenal with two draws from two league games so far in 2017, while Liverpool - who have played an extra game - remain unbeaten and go top.

Centre-back Bonner's late equaliser from a corner ensured the first 4-4 result in the history of the Women's Super League - founded in 2011 - and the highest scoring draw ever in either WSL 1 or WSL 2.

Line-ups

Arsenal Ladies

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 2Scott
  • 32Patten
  • 16Quinn
  • 20Janssen
  • 6Williamson
  • 24Wubben-MoySubstituted forTaylorat 57'minutes
  • 7KellySubstituted forO'Reillyat 57'minutes
  • 8Nobbs
  • 9Carter
  • 21van de DonkSubstituted forWilliamsat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Williams
  • 11Humphrey
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 14Taylor
  • 15McCabe
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 23Mead

Liverpool Ladies

  • 1Chamberlain
  • 36Hodson
  • 5Bonner
  • 4StoneySubstituted forZelemat 53'minutes
  • 22Greenwood
  • 6Ingle
  • 8Coombs
  • 11van de SandenSubstituted forLonghurstat 90'minutes
  • 10Weir
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forClarkeat 77'minutes
  • 40Harding

Substitutes

  • 7Longhurst
  • 9Clarke
  • 12Gibbons
  • 18Johnson
  • 20Zelem
Referee:
David Rock
Attendance:
696

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Ladies 4, Liverpool Ladies 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Ladies 4, Liverpool Ladies 4.

Attempt blocked. Louise Quinn (Arsenal Ladies) header from very close range is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Ashley Hodson.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Kate Longhurst replaces Shanice van de Sanden.

Offside, Arsenal Ladies. Fara Williams tries a through ball, but Heather O'Reilly is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Alex Greenwood.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Leah Williamson with a headed pass.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Fara Williams replaces Daniëlle van de Donk.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Ladies 4, Liverpool Ladies 4. Gemma Bonner (Liverpool Ladies) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Alex Greenwood with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Liverpool Ladies. Conceded by Dominique Janssen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Ladies 4, Liverpool Ladies 3. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Danielle Carter.

Attempt missed. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Jessica Clarke replaces Niamh Charles.

Offside, Arsenal Ladies. Jodie Taylor tries a through ball, but Danielle Carter is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Leah Williamson (Arsenal Ladies) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Niamh Charles with a headed pass.

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Attempt blocked. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Attempt saved. Shanice van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Offside, Arsenal Ladies. Heather O'Reilly tries a through ball, but Jodie Taylor is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Alex Greenwood (Liverpool Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Katie Zelem.

Attempt missed. Shanice van de Sanden (Liverpool Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Alex Greenwood.

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

Foul by Katie Zelem (Liverpool Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Ladies 3, Liverpool Ladies 3. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Leah Williamson.

Offside, Arsenal Ladies. Jordan Nobbs tries a through ball, but Danielle Carter is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Heather O'Reilly replaces Chloe Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Jodie Taylor replaces Carlotte Wubben-Moy.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Ladies 2, Liverpool Ladies 3. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Ladies. Katie Zelem replaces Casey Stoney.

Attempt blocked. Carlotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Casey Stoney.

Offside, Arsenal Ladies. Jordan Nobbs tries a through ball, but Daniëlle van de Donk is caught offside.

Foul by Leah Williamson (Arsenal Ladies).

Sophie Ingle (Liverpool Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Liverpool Ladies321012757
2Chelsea Ladies2200100106
3Bristol City Women210145-13
4Reading Women310259-43
5Arsenal Ladies20204402
6Birmingham City Ladies20201102
7Sunderland Ladies20200002
8Manchester City Women10101101
9Yeovil Town Ladies3003313-100
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