Arsenal 1-0 Manchester City: Super League Champions for Women End Season with Victory Thanks to Late Emma Mitchell Stunner and Hope of Opponents of an Undefeated Season
- Mitchell & # 39; s goal earned Arsenal an 18th victory in & # 39; s campaign of & # 39; e 20 league
- Arsenal celebrated the lifting of the WSL trophy for the first time since 2012
- They won the WSL with seven points from City, which suffered their first defeat
Manchester City's hopes of going through the hot Super League season for women without defeat were dashed at the last minute by champions Arsenal.
Emma Mitchell's brilliant strike in the 88th minute resulted in the Londoners ending their league campaign with a win, and seven points clear of City in second place.
City had won 14 and drawn five of their previous 19 games, but finished well behind the Gunners, for whom this was an 18th victory in & # 39; s campaign of & # 39; e 20 league.
Champions Arsenal ended Manchester City's hopes of ending the WSL season
Emma Mitchell's brilliant strike saw the Londoners end their league campaign with a win
Mitchell & # 39; s goal earned Arsenal an 18th victory in & # 39; s campaign of & # 39; e 20 league
It was a deserved win for Arsenal, which forced City keeper Ellie Roebuck into three good saves in the first half, from Kim Little, Katie McCabe and Viktoria Schnadenbeck.
Arsenal stopper Sari van Veenendaal had to make some good stops of her own, blocking the efforts of Janine Beckie just before the half and Pauline Bremer soon after the break.
The Dutch international – who played their last match for Arsenal – also had to push Lauren Hemp's header at the post.
After the game, Arsenal celebrated the lifting of a WSL trophy for the first time since 2012
The champions – for the first time since 2012 – eventually broke through when Mitchell hit 25 yards.
She took aim with her left foot and found the top corner, leaving teenager Roebuck with no chance and the & # 39; s home fans cheering on Boreham Wood.
For City, it marked the end of a promising, but ultimately disappointing campaign where they ended up as WSL runners for the second consecutive season.
Manager Nick Cushing said, & # 39; We had a chance to be undefeated, but it doesn't mean a lot if you haven't won the league. I don't see much difference between losing one game and not losing it if you don't win the trophy. & # 39;
Arsenal celebrated winning the WSL with seven points from City at their home in Boreham Wood