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Summary

  1. Full-time: Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City
  2. Hemp curls in shock opener for Vixens
  3. Van de Donk levels for Arsenal
  4. Gunners had won 5-0 last time they met

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By Tom Garry

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FT: Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

That's about it from us for today, although if you want more live football action this afternoon, you can now head here to listen to live commentary of Reading Women v Birmingham City Ladies and Yeovil Town Ladies v Sunderland Ladies, which are both in the first half.

As for Arsenal and Bristol City, they take a point each after goals from Lauren Hemp and Danielle van de Donk, both of which you can watch below.

Until next time, good bye.

Hemp curls Bristol City into the lead
Van de Donk pulls Arsenal level

FT: Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

So Arsenal and Bristol City both have four points after their first three games of the WSL 1 season.

The Gunners will be very frustrated with that return, as they are now five points behind Chelsea and Man City in the title race, in an 18-game season.

Meanwhile, for a Bristol City side who finished second from bottom in the Spring Series earlier this year, this is a fine result. They showed real improvements since June's 5-0 reverse against the Gunners.

FT: Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Natasha Harding

Wales and Liverpool forward on the BBC Red Button

"Bristol City pressed and pressed and they deserved it."

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

That's it. Bristol City get the draw. Arsenal's disappointing start to the season continues.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Arsenal are running out of time here and they're looking more and more frustrated.

This will be a shock result, make no mistake about it, but arguably a deserved draw for an improving Bristol City side who have had their chances too.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

The officials have indicated there will be three minutes of added time.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Jodie Taylor has a big chance for Arsenal inside the area, but she curls wide. Beth Mead did well in the build-up.

But it's just not really falling for the hosts at the moment.

SUBSTITUTION (Bristol City)

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Bristol City take off winger Carla Humphrey and bring on Olivia Fergusson. They've got five minutes left at Meadow Park.

Shot blocked

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

After good work from Jodie Taylor, Vivianne Miedema shoots from outside the area for Arsenal but her effort is blocked by Danique Kerkdijk, who is winded in the process.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Natasha Harding

Wales and Liverpool forward on the BBC Red Button

Bristol City need game-management now. They need to slow the play down.

They've got eight minutes now to see it out and get a point.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Jordan Nobbs' left-wing corner for Arsenal is pushed clear by Vixens keeper Sophie Baggaley.

SUBSTITUTION (Arsenal)

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Arsenal's third and final change sees England's Euro 2017 Golden Boot winner Jodie Taylor come on for defender Emma Mitchell.

The Gunners are going to three at the back.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Both sides are creating half chances and trying to win this, but Arsenal will be the more frustrated of the two sides if this game remains 1-1.

WATCH: Van de Donk pulls Arsenal level

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

It was just the start that Arsenal wanted to the second half, a really clever finish from Danielle van de Donk, and you can watch it below.

van de Donk pulls Arsenal level

HITS THE WOODWORK

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Now Bristol City hit the bar. Chloe Arthur, that is so unlucky. The Scotland international's left-footed drive smashes against the woodwork, from outside the box.

SUBSTITUTION (Arsenal)

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

The hosts take off Danielle Carter and bring on former Sunderland striker Beth Mead.

GREAT SAVE!

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Vivianne Miedema
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Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema swivels in the area and gets a shot away but Sophie Baggaley gets down to it really well. Good stop.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

This time Bristol City almost find the game's third goal, as a super cross comes in from the left, but Flo Allen's effort is just turned wide.

The resulting corner is hacked away but the Gunners.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Natasha Harding

Wales and Liverpool forward on the BBC Red Button

"The game is opening up a bit more and that's not what Bristol City wanted."

HITS THE WOODWORK

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

It's almost an own goal! Belgium's Julie Biesmans tries to block a dangerous, bouncing Arsenal free-kick in to the six-yard box but she deflects it up on the to the crossbar and over! Bristol City escape.

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Arsenal are getting some joy down their left flank since half-time. Danielle Carter has switched out to the left wing and she's finding space.

SUBSTITUTION (Arsenal)

Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

The Gunners take off former USA international Heather O'Reilly, who has a minor knock, and bring on Lisa Evans, who netted in their previous home game as they fought back to beat Birmingham City 3-2 two weeks ago.

GOAL: Arsenal 1-1 Bristol City

Danielle van de Donk

van de Donk pulls Arsenal level

The hosts are back on terms! Netherlands international Danielle van de Donk gets to the by-line and wraps her right foot around the ball to tuck in a neat finish across the face of goal.

Just what Arsenal needed. Now can Pedro Martinez Losa's side go on and win it?

Pedro Martinez Losa
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Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

Natasha Harding

Wales and Liverpool forward on the BBC Red Button

"Arsenal are looking under pressure, while Bristol City are playing with no pressure whatsoever, and it's playing in to their hands.

Second half

Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

The visitors Bristol City, playing in their purple away shirts, get the second half started.

HT: Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

The players are back out for the second half and both teams are embraced in their respective huddles.

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Gunners 'frustrated'

HT: Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

Natasha Harding

Wales and Liverpool forward on the BBC Red Button

"You can see the frustration in Arsenal's faces. They way they're playing, they're forcing it a bit.

"They're doing some good things but I'd like to see Danielle Carter brought in to the play more."

WATCH: Hemp curls Bristol City in front

HT: Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

Arsenal had been in the ascendancy, until this curler from Bristol City's Lauren Hemp.

"What a goal!" says Vicki Sparks and Tash Harding on commentary!

You can watch Hemp's confident hit here:

Hemp curls Bristol City into the lead

HALF-TIME

Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

There's half-time. Arsenal have plenty to think about at the break.

Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

This is turning in to an excellent half for Bristol City Women.

They're under pressure from Arsenal, but are holding their own so far at the back and still lead thanks to Lauren Hemp's super strike.

Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

After Chelsea and Manchester City both maintained their 100% winning starts to the season on Saturday, Arsenal can ill afford to drop further behind in the title race today, in what is only an 18-match season.

The Gunners of course last at Man City last weekend, so would fall six points behind after just three games as things stand.

Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

Arsenal create another opportunity but striker Vivianne Miedema's header is gathered by Bristol City keeper Sophie Baggaley.

As expected, Jordan Nobbs is pulling the strings for the Gunners in midfield. She's everywhere.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

Vivianne Miedema turns expertly in the penalty are fires low across goal but it's just wide. Arsenal are looking to get back on terms immediately.

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Nancy: That's a fantastic goal from Hemp!

GOAL: Arsenal 0-1 Bristol City

Lauren Hemp

It's a cracker! This isn't in Arsenal's script!

England Under-17 captain Lauren Hemp curls in a beauty of a goal after cutting in from the left hand side.

It's a shock lead for the visitors. Title hopefuls Arsenal are behind.

Hemp curls Bristol City into the lead

OFFSIDE

Arsenal 0-0 Bristol City

The Gunners have the ball in the net through the Netherlands playmaker Danielle van de Donk, but the flag was already up for offside.

Arsenal 0-0 Bristol City

Arsenal are on top but the visitors are passing the ball nicely when they get the chance to break.

Bristol City will be satisfied so far, especially given the manner of the 6-0 defeat at Chelsea in their previous away game.

Arsenal 0-0 Bristol City

Danielle Carter
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Arsenal come forward in numbers again and this time Danielle Carter gets the chance to shoot from the right, but she hits the side netting.

HITS THE WOODWORK

Arsenal 0-0 Bristol City

England star Jordan Nobbs almost opens the scoring but she is denied by the woodwork. She hit a sweet, swerving shot from the edge of the D.

In fact, Vixens keeper Sophie Baggaley got a hand to it, to tip it on to the bar. That's a fine save.