Live Blog: Arsenal Women host Manchester City in FA Cup Fifth Round

Arsenal are looking to bounce back from last weekend's defeat against struggling West Ham



Live Blog: Arsenal Women host Manchester City in FA Cup Fifth Round

It's always sunny for the FA Cup... Credit- @cardyfreddie


Live BLog Sunday Feb 11th

  1. 14:25 #3915

    Full time: Arsenal 0-1 Manchester City.

  2. 14:24 #3914

    90' This time Kheating does claim the corner- D'Angelo had come up from her own goal and put a strong challenge in on Kelly! 0-1

  3. 14:22 #3913

    90' Little's half-volley is brilliantly saved by Kheating! The goalkeeper then looked to have spilled the resulting corner, but the ball wasn't over the goalline according to the officials. 0-1

  4. 14:21 #3912

    90' Chloe Kelly is booked for a foul. 0-1

  5. 14:20 #3911

    90' Hasegawa is replaced by centre-back Kennedy as City continue to slow down proceedings to the frustration of the home fans. 0-1

  6. 14:18 #3910

    90+2' Outstanding save from Keating to get a hand to Pelova's looping header! 0-1

  7. 14:17 #3909

    90+1' Six added minutes for Arsenal to take the game to extra time. 0-1

  8. 14:16 #3908

    89' Chance again for Arsenal but Blackstenius' header is straight at Keating. 0-1

  9. 14:12 #3907

    86' Angeldahl is on for Park. City have taken the string out of the game here. 0-1

  10. 14:12 #3906

    86' Angeldahl is on for Park. City have taken the string out of the game here. 0-1

  11. 14:09 #3905

    83' Little replaces Maanum to huge cheers at Meadow Park. 0-1

  12. 14:07 #3904

    81' Kim Little is preparing to come on as Arsenal's final substitute. 0-1

  13. 14:03 #3903

    76' Williamson is replaced by Codina in defence after a good game for the Gunners. Walti is introduced in place of Cooney-Cross. 0-1

  14. 14:01 #3902

    74' Goal! Arsenal 0-1 Man City: Kelly has the chance to swing in a free-kick from the right. Her delivery isn't dealt with by Arsenal and Aleixandri slams the loose ball past D'Angelo to put City in front. 0-0

  15. 13:58 #3901

    72' Arsenal give the ball away and Hemp can surge forward, but runs straight at Williamson who smashes the ball away. 0-0

  16. 13:57 #3900

    71' First opportunity for Mead, who fires a shot at Keating from the edge of the penalty area. 0-0

  17. 13:56 #3899

    70' Foord brings down Wubben-Moy's long ball but her cross doesn't reach Blackstenius. 0-0

  18. 13:53 #3898

    67' And Shaw is now replaced by Fowler upfront. 0-0

  19. 13:52 #3897

    66' Catley and Blackstenius replace McCabe and Russo. 0-0

  20. 13:50 #3896

    64' The next corner finds Shaw at the back post and her header is cleared off the line by Williamson! 0-0

  21. 13:49 #3895

    63' A rare venture forward earns City a corner. It finds Shaw who's header is brilliantly saved by D'Angelo at full stretch! 0-0

  22. 13:47 #3894

    61' Williamson goes long for Russo and her cross is smashed away by a City defender. 0-0

  23. 13:46 #3893

    60' This time Williamson dummies Mead's low corner but Russo couldn't take the ball down. 0-0

  24. 13:45 #3892

    60' Mead's corner is headed away by Shaw at the near post, but she then has a second chance to swing the ball in. Russo got something on it, and the last touch was off a City player so Mead's third corner then finds Russo at the far post, but her shot is blocked. Wubben-Moy then heads over from another corner, via a deflection! 0-0

  25. 13:42 #3891

    56' Good from Foord who gets into the box and wins a corner. Keating receives treatment from the physios in the meantime. 0-0

  26. 13:40 #3890

    54' Fox defends well and sprints forward on the ball, finding Russo. Her cross from the right is eventually claimed by Keating. 0-0

  27. 13:36 #3889

    50' Arsenal have started this second half well. Pelova gets a left-footed shot away and it's wide of the far post. 0-0

  28. 13:35 #3888

    49' Shaw's driven shot is straight at D'Angelo. 0-0

  29. 13:32 #3887

    46' McCabe runs onto the ball and unleashes a long shot which is blocked, before Williamson's cross is headed away. 0-0

  30. 13:31 #3886

    46' We're underway in the second half. Both sides are unchanged. 0-0

  31. 13:30 #3885

    Here come the teams for the second half. If this game finishes level after 90 minutes, we will have extra time and penalties.

  32. 13:23 #3884

    The tannoy has confirmed that over 47,000 tickets have been sold for Arsenal Women's game against Spurs at Emirates Stadium next month.

  33. 13:18 #3883

    A tight, hard-fought first 45 with few clear-cut chances for either side. Intriguing viewing for a neutral, I'm sure.

  34. 13:16 #3882

    Half time: Arsenal 0-0 Manchester City.

  35. 13:16 #3881

    45+1' Cooney-Cross floats in a cross to Mead, who can't guide her header down. 0-0

  36. 13:15 #3880

    45+1' One added minute. 0-0

  37. 13:13 #3879

    44' Foord skips into the box but her final touch is too heavy and the ball is back in City hands. Half-time swiftly approaching. 0-0

  38. 13:11 #3878

    42' Hemp and Kelly both have powerful shots that are blocked on the edge of the box. Foord brings the ball forward but Casparij does really well against Russo and the attack comes to nothing. 0-0

  39. 13:09 #3877

    40' The away side continue to pile the pressure on Arsenal. This time Kelly intercepts Pelova's poor pass to Wubben-Moy, but Williamson is there to defend well. 0-0

  40. 13:07 #3876

    38' England manager Sarina Wiegman is in attendance along with her assistant. Plenty of Lionesses stars and future starts are on show. 0-0

  41. 13:04 #3875

    34' D'Angelo does well to claim a cross, under pressure from Kelly. The Canadian has looked composed in goal in this first half. 0-0

  42. 13:01 #3874

    32' Kelly sends McCabe the wrong way but can only find D'Angelo with a low pass. She lures in Shaw to press and clears the ball just in the nick of time. 0-0

  43. 12:58 #3873

    29' Arsenal counter through Pelova, who plays through Foord but the offside flag goes up once again against the forward. Great work by Russo too to win the ball back. 0-0

  44. 12:55 #3872

    25' A coming together off the ball sees McCabe hit the deck after clashing with Hemp... 0-0

  45. 12:53 #3871

    23' Kelly's free kick causes problems as McCabe and Williamson go up for the same header while Foord gets on top of Shaw. The result is a corner, which is worked all the way back to the halfway line. 0-0

  46. 12:48 #3870

    19' City continue to create chances- McCabe blocks Hemp's effort inside the box. 0-0

  47. 12:46 #3869

    16' Clever chip by Hemp to find Park and Casparij can swing in a cross. It's deflected behind for a throw-in, which finds its way to Shaw, who fires a shot over the bar. 0-0

  48. 12:44 #3868

    14' First real chance for Arsenal as Maanum plays the ball up to Foord- she cuts inside and bends a shot into the arms of Keating. 0-0

  49. 12:40 #3867

    10' Fox leads Arsenal forward and Greenwood has to challenge her England teammate Mead by the corner flag. 0-0

  50. 12:38 #3866

    8' Park drives forward and finds Hemp. She cuts inside and sends in a low-cross that gets past Wubben-Moy and is claimed well by D'Angelo. 0-0

  51. 12:35 #3865

    6' Kelly's deep corner is headed behind at the back post by Hemp, who was marked tightly and forced away from goal. 0-0

  52. 12:32 #3864

    3' Arsenal work the ball out from the back well despite Hemp's aggressive pressing. It's great to see Leah Williamson back on the Meadow Park pitch. 0-0

  53. 12:29 #3863

    1' Both sides take the knee and we're underway at Meadow Park! 0-0

  54. 12:26 #3862

    Here come the teams! It's the WSL's third and second placed sides going head to head in the FA Cup fifth round, as Arsenal take on Manchester City. A lot is at stake.

  55. 12:22 #3861

    And in other important news, the scoreboard at Meadow Park is finally working again!

  56. 12:21 #3860

    The North Bank is packed once again and is a sea of red and white. A good number of Manchester City fans have made the journey down to support their side too.

  57. 12:17 #3859

    Both teams have finished their warm-ups and have headed down the tunnel.

  58. 12:16 #3858

    Arsenal were meant to play against London City Lionesses in midweek but their Conti Cup quarter-final was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Princes Park. The game has been rearranged to Wednesday night.

  59. 12:13 #3857

    Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by West Ham United in the WSL last weekend to lose further ground on their title rivals. Alessia Russo gave the Gunners the lead just before half time before a controversial penalty and mistake by Manu Zinsberger gifted West Ham two goals.

  60. 12:07 #3856

    The Gunners last won the FA Cup in 2016. They reached the final in 2019 but were beaten by Chelsea at Wembley.

  61. 12:05 #3855

    Arsenal beat Watford 5-1 at Meadow Park in the fourth round, whilst Man City won 4-0 away at Women's Championship side Durham.

  62. 12:00 #3854

    I was here at Meadow Park last season when Katie McCabe's rocket helped Arsenal take a massive step towards Champions League football. It's no wonder Jonas Eidevall said on Friday that he has happy memories of playing Manchester City here.

  63. 11:55 #3853

    It's a packed press box here at Meadow Park and the rest of the stadium is sold-out, as are Layth's copies of the Gooner Fanzine! Every single one has been sold by the Gooner editor, so thank you to all the Arsenal fans here for your support.

  64. 11:48 #3852

    Sabrina D'Angelo is given the nod to start in goal by Jonas Eidevall. Khiara Keating is between the sticks for Man City- her last outing at Meadow Park saw the young keeper make a costly mistake to gift Stina Blackstenius Arsenal's winning goal.

  65. 11:42 #3851

    Manchester City's frightening front three of Chloe Kelly, Bunny Shaw and Lauren Hemp lead the line for the away side. Former Arsenal academy prospect Ruby Mace is on the bench.

  66. 11:39 #3850

    Arsenal are also without defender Amanda Ilestedt. Manchester City are without a couple of new signings, who are cup-tied.

  67. 11:35 #3849

    Vivianne Miedema is out with a 'slight knee irritation'. Arsenal are hopeful that she will be fit for the game against Manchester United next weekend.

  68. 11:35 #3848

    Vivianne Miedema is out with a 'slight knee irritation'. Arsenal are hopeful that she will be fit for the game against Manchester United next weekend.

  69. 11:33 #3847

    Arsenal subs: Zinsberger, Williams, Catley, Catley, Codina, Walti, Little, Lacasse, Blackstenius.

  70. 11:32 #3846

    Man City subs: MacIver, Stokes, Fowler, Angeldahl, Morgan, Mace, Kennedy

  71. 11:32 #3845

    Arsenal: D'Angelo; McCabe, Wubben-Moy, Williamson, Fox; Cooney-Cross, Pelova; Foord, Maanum, Mead; Russo.

  72. 11:30 #3844

    Man City: Keating, Aleixandri, Greenwood (C), Coombs, Kelly, Hemp, Ouahabi, Park, Casparij, Shaw, Hasegawa.

  73. 11:25 #3843

    Team news is five minutes away...

  74. 11:22 #3842

    It's certainly always sunny for the FA Cup, and this afternoon will be no different here in Hertfordshire. Arsenal host Manchester City in the Adobe Women's FA Cup, kicking off at 12:30pm.

  75. 11:20 #3841

    Hello and welcome to a sunny Meadow Park!


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