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Women's Super League One: Notts County Ladies 0-2 Arsenal Ladies

Asisat Oshoala of Arsenal Ladies goes past Notts Ladies goalkeeper Megan Walsh
Asisat Oshoala joined Arsenal at the start of the season

Asisat Oshoala's double saw Arsenal Ladies beat Notts County to boost their chances of securing Champions League football next season, despite having only 10 players for the last half hour.

Notts edged a tight first half lacking clear-cut chances, but Arsenal led when Oshoala profited from a poor backpass to run through and slot home.

Gunners goalkeeper Emma Byrne was then sent off for bringing down Ellen White.

But Oshoala's shot sealed the win after a mistake by goalkeeper Megan Walsh.

The victory means Arsenal still have a remote chance of winning the league on goal difference.

But they would need to win all of their remaining four Women's Super League games and hope unbeaten leaders Man City lose all three of theirs - as well as overturning a goal difference of 18.

However, Arsenal are only two points behind second-placed Chelsea giving the Gunners a much more realistic chance to play in Europe next season.

The Blues - who thrashed Birmingham earlier on Sunday - have played a game less, but still have to meet Manchester City.

Arsenal defender Casey Stoney:

"It was a great result and pleasing when you go down to ten. If I'm honest it was probably one of our poorest performances of the season.

"It was more their errors than our creativity but having said that, you'll take three points here and it means we've beaten them four times this season.

"We've played in games this season where we have dominated and ended up losing so it was a reverse of that today and we were clinical when we needed to be.

"We'll keep fighting for the Champions League and keep trying to win games. We're relying on other teams to do us a favour but whilst were still up there, we'll keep going."

Notts manager Rick Passmoor:

"It's disappointing because you can legislate for individual errors and that's what it was.

"We were on top for long periods and they were hitting us on the counter attack, which they looked very dangerous on. However, I'm really pleased with everything apart from them two sloppy mistakes.

"It's good to see that we are performing again, it's good to see that we are putting a marker down but we need to take that into the next five games."

Referee Sarah Garratt sends off Arsenal Ladies goalkeeper Emma Byrne in the WSL game against Notts County Ladies
Emma Byrne's red card came with Arsenal 1-0 down but they were 2-0 eight minutes later

Line-ups

Notts County Ladies

  • 12Walsh
  • 4Buet
  • 6Whelan
  • 23Bassett
  • 2Krantz
  • 7Clarke
  • 3Luik
  • 10Potter
  • 20WhelanSubstituted forJamesat 45'minutes
  • 9WhiteSubstituted forOliverat 64'minutes
  • 8Williams

Substitutes

  • 14Moore
  • 16James
  • 22Oliver
  • 25Hassall

Arsenal Women

  • 1ByrneBooked at 61mins
  • 5Stoney
  • 19Rose
  • 22HenningBooked at 22mins
  • 3MitchellBooked at 80minsSubstituted forJanssenat 86'minutes
  • 6Losada Gomez
  • 8NobbsBooked at 36mins
  • 9Carter
  • 21van de DonkSubstituted forSmithat 71'minutes
  • 15McCabeSubstituted forvan Veenendaalat 64'minutes
  • 24Oshoala

Substitutes

  • 2Scott
  • 7Pablos Sanchon
  • 10Smith
  • 13van Veenendaal
  • 17Corredera Rueda
  • 20Janssen
Referee:
Sarah Garratt
Attendance:
1,061

Match Stats

Home TeamNotts County LadiesAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home17
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away6
Corners
Home10
Away5
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Notts County Ladies 0, Arsenal Ladies 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Notts County Ladies 0, Arsenal Ladies 2.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Sari van Veenendaal.

Attempt saved. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Fern Whelan (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner.

Hand ball by Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies).

Attempt saved. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Vicky Losada (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Dominique Janssen.

Attempt blocked. Angharad James (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt saved. Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Dominique Janssen replaces Emma Mitchell.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Josephine Henning.

Attempt saved. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Laura Bassett (Notts County Ladies).

Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Aivi Luik (Notts County Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high.

Booking

Emma Mitchell (Arsenal Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emma Mitchell (Arsenal Ladies).

Attempt missed. Rachel Williams (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Kelly Smith replaces Daniëlle van de Donk.

Jo Potter (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Vicky Losada (Arsenal Ladies).

Goal!

Goal! Notts County Ladies 0, Arsenal Ladies 2. Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies) with an attempt from very close range to the centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Jo Potter.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

Attempt saved. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt saved. Danielle Buet (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Substitution

Substitution, Notts County Ladies. Taome Oliver replaces Ellen White because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Sari van Veenendaal replaces Katie McCabe.

Dismissal

Emma Byrne (Arsenal Ladies) is shown the red card.

Ellen White (Notts County Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Emma Byrne (Arsenal Ladies).

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Casey Stoney.

Attempt blocked. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Jessica Clarke (Notts County Ladies) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Attempt missed. Angharad James (Notts County Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Notts County Ladies. Conceded by Josephine Henning.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1311203232935
2Chelsea Ladies1181231112025
3Arsenal Women1272321101123
4B'ham City Ladies13553810-220
5Liverpool Ladies125431915419
6Notts County Ladies11236918-99
7Reading Women11065917-86
8Sunderland Ladies121381030-206
9Doncaster Rovers Belles9009328-250
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