Arsenal fight back to beat Man City in dramatic WSL title twist

Manchester City squandered the chance to go nine points clear in the race for the Women’s Super League title after succumbing to a sensational late Arsenal comeback, losing 2-1 at the Academy Stadium.

Gareth Taylor’s side had one hand on the trophy after Lauren Hemp’s brilliant first-half strike, but for the late contribution of Gunners forward Stina Blackstenius, who changed the complexion of a dramatic tie completely.

Introduced from the bench midway through the second period, Blackstenius’ quick-fire double rescued all three points for Arsenal, who were guilty of spurning multiple chances before eventually finding the net twice in three devastating minutes.

The first arrived in the final minute of the 90, with Blackstenius applying an instinctive finish to Caitlin Foord’s knockdown from a corner, before a brilliant stoppage-time header gave Arsenal a staggering snatch-and-grab win.

City remain in pole position at the top, six clear of nearest challengers Chelsea, who face Bristol City, live on Sky Sports, later on Sunday, with the chance to close the gap to three points.

More to follow…

What’s next?

The WSL’s final day of the season is on May 18 as Manchester City go to Aston Villa, while Arsenal host Brighton, with all games kicking off at 3pm.

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