Jay Patel was at Meadow Park last night for Impetus to capture this exclusive photo gallery of a WSL match that was vital for both the top and bottom of the table (6/5/23).
Above: Friida Maanum, Arsenal’s match-winner in possession at Meadow Park last night. Photo: Jay Patel for Impetus.
Arsenal 1-0 Leicester City
Frida Maanum’s goal with just over 25 minutes remaining was enough for Arsenal to see off a battling performance from the East Midland side at Boreham Wood last night.
It could have been a more comfortable outcome for the Gunners, as they saw Katie McCabe’s early penalty saved by Janina Leitzig in the Leicester goal.
The Norwegian attacker scored the winner in the second half with a beautiful curling shot, and saw a later attempt from a free-kick come back off the bar.
There was more potential injury concern for Arsenal when Steph Catley was substituted with 15 minutes remaining, but the Matildas star was seen walking around the pitch later, which may go some way to alleviate World Cup concerns.
Jonas Eidevall’s team are two points outside the Champions League qualifying places in fourth, but they hold a game in hand over Manchester City in second. Leicester City stand two points above the drop zone.
Jay Patel’s exclusive photo gallery from Meadow Park last night:
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Teams: ARSENAL (3-4-2-1): D’Angelo, Wubben-Moy, Beattie, Carvalho Souza, Maritz, Maanum, Walti, McCabe, Pelova, Kuhl, Blackstenius. Substitutes used: Catley (for Beattie 58′), Taylor (for Blackstenius 58′), Queiroz Costa (for Catley 74′).
Scorer: Maanum 64′.
LEICESTER CITY (4-2-3-1): Leitzig, Bott, Howard, Plumptre, Nevin, Tierney, Mace, Pike, Green, Whelan, Cain. Substitutes used: Purfield (for Plumptre 58′), Jones (for Whelan 65′), Siemsen (for Cain 65′), Baker (for Pike 85′), Goodwin (for Green 86′).
Referee: Emily Heaslip.