Stina Blackstenius’s first goal for Arsenal was a dramatic one, slotting home a late-game equalizer to save the Gunners from defeat. Arsenal’s second-half push earned the team a crucial point in the Women’s Super League title race, securing a 1-1 tie against Manchester United Saturday.
Alessia Russo opened up scoring for Manchester United, nodding in a corner for the go-ahead goal in the 10th minute.
What an opener 💥 It’s @uncwomenssoccer alum @alessiarusso7 with her 5th #BarclaysFAWSL goal of the season! #WatchWithAta #BarclaysFAWSL pic.twitter.com/pDDftawrIO— ata football (@atafball) February 5, 2022
What an opener 💥 It’s @uncwomenssoccer alum @alessiarusso7 with her 5th #BarclaysFAWSL goal of the season! #WatchWithAta #BarclaysFAWSL pic.twitter.com/pDDftawrIO
Things got worse for Arsenal before they got better, with Katie McCabe sent off after being shown a red card in the 75th minute, forcing the Gunners to finish the game down a player.
Vivianne Miedema, however, quickly shifted the trajectory of the match, picking up the ball in Arsenal’s half before sending a perfectly weighted long ball up the field to Blackstenius. The Swede then outpaced her defender and beat the United goalkeeper to fire in the equalizer for Arsenal in the 79th minute.
WOW 🍿🍿🍿 THINGS ARE GETTING INTERESTING. #WatchWithAta #BarclaysFAWSL pic.twitter.com/I5K2Fv6YYX— ata football (@atafball) February 5, 2022
WOW 🍿🍿🍿 THINGS ARE GETTING INTERESTING. #WatchWithAta #BarclaysFAWSL pic.twitter.com/I5K2Fv6YYX
After Saturday’s draw, Arsenal remains atop the Women’s Super League standings with 30 points.
The team will next take the pitch against fellow title-contenders Chelsea on Friday.