Katie McCabe’s winning goal against Manchester City in April has been voted as the WSL Goal of the Season. The Irish international collected a short corner in the 75th minute at Meadow Park with the scores locked at 1-1 and proceeded to unleash a trademark McCabe drive into the top corner.
The goal essentially secured UWCL qualification for the Gunners given that they eventually finished above City on goal difference in the final UWCL qualification spot. The goal took on extra significance because McCabe left Emirates Stadium on crutches and in a boot just four days earlier after taking a painful whack in the 2-0 UWCL quarter-final win over Bayern Munich four days earlier.
McCabe still had a hole in her boot from the challenge that saw her take the blow to the left foot. McCabe told Arseblog News after the game, “It was more than a whack! The foot wasn’t in a good way on Wednesday, it was absolutely rattled but our medical team have done an unbelievable job on the quick turnaorund.
“My foot has been in ice for the last four days trying to get the swelling down. It’s well padded up but it still works! You can actually see the hole in the boot from the stud.”