Women's Super League 1
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Women's Super League One: Arsenal Ladies 0-1 Manchester City Women

Manchester City Women
Manchester City Women are still unbeaten in the league in 2016

Manchester City moved a step closer to their first Women's Super League title as a 1-0 win at Arsenal kept them seven points clear of second-placed Chelsea.

City's Scotland striker Jane Ross won the game, deflecting in England captain Steph Houghton's second-half free-kick.

Arsenal's Jordan Nobbs was denied by a fingertip save from Karen Bardsley before half-time, but the hosts rarely went close to finding an equaliser.

Victory assures City of qualification for the Champions League for 2017-18.

FA Cup winners Arsenal, who also lost 1-0 at City last weekend in the semi-finals of the Continental Cup, are now 15 points behind the leaders in third place.

Their hopes of securing a top-two spot for a place in Europe look slim after second-placed Chelsea's win at Reading.

City have played a game more than rivals Chelsea but will win the title if they avoid defeat at home to the Blues when they meet on 25 September.

Nick Cushing's side will also be crowned champions even if they lose to Chelsea but then beat Birmingham City in their final match on 30 October.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 13van Veenendaal
  • 19Rose
  • 5Stoney
  • 22Henning
  • 17Corredera Rueda
  • 8Nobbs
  • 4Williams
  • 21van de Donk
  • 3MitchellSubstituted forLosada Gomezat 63'minutes
  • 9CarterSubstituted forMcCabeat 74'minutes
  • 24OshoalaSubstituted forJanssenat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Byrne
  • 2Scott
  • 6Losada Gomez
  • 7Pablos Sanchon
  • 15McCabe
  • 20Janssen
  • 28Devlin

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
  • 2Bronze
  • 6Houghton
  • 5Beattie
  • 3Stokes
  • 8Scott
  • 24Walsh
  • 11Christiansen
  • 17ParrisBooked at 33mins
  • 16RossSubstituted forMiddagat 90+2'minutes
  • 9DugganSubstituted forAsllaniat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Middag
  • 7Asllani
  • 10Corboz
  • 12Stanway
  • 21Hourihan
Attendance:
1,686

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home9
Away10
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home8
Away4
Fouls
Home15
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 1.

Attempt saved. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Offside, Manchester City Women. Lucy Bronze tries a through ball, but Nikita Parris is caught offside.

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Ladies).

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Tessel Middag replaces Jane Ross.

Fara Williams (Arsenal Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Kosovare Asllani replaces Toni Duggan.

Foul by Vicky Losada (Arsenal Ladies).

Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

Foul by Vicky Losada (Arsenal Ladies).

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Vicky Losada (Arsenal Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jill Scott (Manchester City Women).

Attempt blocked. Marta Corredera (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Nikita Parris.

Foul by Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Ladies).

Lucy Bronze (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Vicky Losada (Arsenal Ladies).

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Katie McCabe replaces Danielle Carter.

Attempt blocked. Jane Ross (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Lucy Bronze.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Lucy Bronze.

Foul by Josephine Henning (Arsenal Ladies).

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt blocked. Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Isobel Christiansen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Dominique Janssen replaces Asisat Oshoala.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Vicky Losada replaces Emma Mitchell.

Delay in match Karen Bardsley (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Fara Williams (Arsenal Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jane Ross (Manchester City Women).

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Danielle Carter.

Foul by Fara Williams (Arsenal Ladies).

Toni Duggan (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1412203333038
2Chelsea Ladies13101236122431
3Arsenal Women1372421111023
4Liverpool Ladies136432015522
5B'ham City Ladies13553810-220
6Notts County Ladies122371020-109
7Sunderland Ladies132381431-179
8Reading Women13067921-126
9Doncaster Rovers Belles100010432-280
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