Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley’s Arsenal suffered a major setback to their English Women’s Super League title hopes with a 2-1 loss to Manchester City on Saturday.
Hayley Raso was a 91st minute substitute for City as they wound down the clock, before clinching the points which lifts them above the Gunners into third.
Arsenal drops down to fourth, having endured a lean run of form since injuries to Beth Mead and Vivienne Miedema.
Caitlin Foord started but was sacrificed at half-time with Arsenal down 2-0 while Steph Catley put in a full shift.
Mary Fowler was an unused sub for City, while Alanna Kennedy was absent.
Kennedy had played in City’s midweek League Cup 1-0 loss to Arsenal but hobbled off late with an injury. City boss Gareth Taylor said after Saturday’s game that she wasn’t far from being fit.
Alanna Kennedy "not a million miles away", says Gareth Taylor after she missed this game for Manchester City today.
— Ameé Ruszkai (@ameeruszkai) February 11, 2023
Emily Gielnik was a 72nd minute substitute as Aston Villa won 6-2 at Brighton & Hove Albion.
Sam Kerr netted four goals on Thursday as Chelsea crushed West Ham United 7-0 in the Women’s League Cup semi-finals.