Saturday, July 13, 2024

Video: Man City Women 1-1 Arsenal – post-match reaction

A Tobin Heath equaliser in the final moments of the match ensured that Arsenal left the Academy Stadium with a point and continue to remain two points clear at the top of the WSL.

Tim Stillman reacts to the 1-1 draw with Manchester City, highlighting to what extent Arsenal controlled the match and a bit about Nikita Parris…


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Excellent summary Tim thanks.
Your “defence” of Keet’s contribution and also of Jordan’s influence I found particularly insightful. Regarding Jordan, I can’t make up my mind whether Jonas’s sparing use of her is because he doesn’t consider her as a “first choice pick” or it is to protect her because of her injury history. She did seem to be stepping a little tentatively in the second half of the United game.
What do you think Tim?


As ever, interesting insights from Tim. I do see how Beth and Nikita don’t quite complement each other. Beth can still be pretty effective down the left – think of her first goal against Chelsea in the season opener. One aspect of Keats’ play I do like is how she helps defend or break up attacks down the opponents’ left wing. I’m still feeling that Jordan isn’t quite there. A couple of times she was muscled off the ball. We don’t have anyone in midfield who is a dominating physical presence – I’m always wishing for a Sam Mewis! Finally,… Read more »


Where can one find stats for these games? It would be nice to see them. Arsenal played better but is still struggling mightily to create quality chances and is not getting much at all in attack from its midfield.


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