Manuela Zinsberger; Leonie Maier; Leah Williamson; Viktoria Schnaderbeck; Katie McCabe; Lia Wälti (c); Danielle Van de Donk; Jill Roord; Lisa Evans (Jordan Nobbs); Vivianne Miedema; Beth Mead
Ellie Roebuck; Georgia Stanway; Steph Houghton (c); Gemma Bonner; Demi Stokes; Jill Scott; Keira Walsh; Caroline Weir; Lauren Hemp; Ellen White (Pauline Bremer); Tessa Wullaert (Laura Coombs)
2 (Vivianne Miedema; Danielle Van de Donk) v 1 (Gemma Bonner)
Leah Williamson – Williamson continues to put herself as one of the first in line for a spot in the Lionesses’ defence. After a series of outstanding performances so far in 2020, she put in another solid performance against a strong City attack.
Vivianne Miedema scored her first goal of 2020 at the perfect time in this fixture for Arsenal. After withstanding significant pressure, the hosts settled down and when you have a striker of Miedema’s stature up front, you can always make it count. A defensive error from Gemma Bonner saw the ball fall to Beth Mead. With a quick look up, she found Miedema in the box. The Arsenal forward turned and buried her shot low into the far corner to put her team innto the driving seat.
It’s why I was always so proud to be part of Arsenal from when I was a baby. They were a successful team and they always did things the right way and I think we’re doing that at the minute” Leah Williamson