Arsenal 2-3 Manchester United: Gunners’ perfect WSL start ended by late Alessia Russo winner

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Arsenal had won 14 straight WSL matches before facing Manchester United

Manchester United produced a stunning late comeback to end Arsenal’s 100% start in the Women’s Super League.

In front of more than 40,000 fans at Emirates Stadium, Arsenal trailed to an Ella Toone goal at half-time.

They equalised when Frida Maanum’s shot took a deflection off Maya Le Tissier, before Laura Wienrother looked to have earned a 15th straight league win.

But two headers by Millie Turner and Alessia Russo in the final five minutes completed a sensational turnaround.

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Arsenal Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 26Wienroither
  • 3Wubben-Moy
  • 7Catley
  • 15McCabeBooked at 90mins
  • 13Wälti
  • 12Maanum
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forMiedemaat 59′minutes
  • 9MeadSubstituted forAgyemangat 90+10′minutes
  • 25Blackstenius
  • 19FoordSubstituted forBeattieat 90+5′minutes


  • 5Beattie
  • 11Miedema
  • 16Maritz
  • 18Marckese
  • 23Iwabuchi
  • 59Agyemang
  • 61Earl
  • 62Reid

Man Utd Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 27Earps
  • 2Batlle
  • 15Le Tissier
  • 21Turner
  • 6Blundell
  • 10Zelem
  • 22ParrisBooked at 43minsSubstituted forThomasat 80′minutes
  • 12LaddBooked at 76mins
  • 7Toone
  • 11GaltonSubstituted forGarcíaat 72′minutes
  • 23Russo


  • 3Thorisdóttir
  • 4Moore
  • 8Bøe Risa
  • 9Thomas
  • 17García
  • 20Tounkara
  • 28Williams
  • 32Baggaley
  • 37Staniforth

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