Player Ratings: Stina Blackstenius the hero as Arsenal Women pull off dramatic comeback over Man City

Blackstenius scored two late goals at the Joie Stadium to dent City’s title aspirations

Player Ratings: Stina Blackstenius the hero as Arsenal Women pull off dramatic comeback over Man City

Arsenal celebrate after Stina Blackstenius' winning goal. Credit- @cardyfreddie

Player ratings:

Manu Zinsberger 4.5/10

Beaten comprehensively by Hemp’s accurate shot. Saved well from Fowler in the second half with her legs but was lucky not to concede after giving the ball away inside her own box.

Katie McCabe 4.5/10

Booed throughout by the City fans having had her fair share of battles with the likes of Chloe Kelly and Lauren Hemp in recent seasons.

Laia Codina 6/10

Replaced Steph Catley at left centre-back and missed a good chance to equalise shortly after half-time. Improved as the game went on, good one-on-one.

Leah Williamson 5/10

Patient on the ball at the back, trying to play it forward whenever she could.

Emily Fox 4/10

Struggled early on against Man City’s tricky and pacy wingers- shaky in the air too.

Victoria Pelova 4.5/10

Tried to make things happen in a constant midfield battle.

Kyra Cooney-Cross 4/10

Handed the opportunity to start in midfield, and needs more regular time in the side to make an impact.

Cloe Lacasse 4.5/10

Preferred to Caitlin Foord on the wing but lacked support whenever she got forward. Will miss the final game of the season after being booked for a fifth time.

Frida Maanum 4/10

Interchanged with Alessia Russo, who would drop deep to allow Maanum to run in behind. Replaced at half time by Kim Little after being kept quiet by the excellent Yui Hasegawa.

Beth Mead 5/10

Saw little of the ball but was able to create a couple of half-chances, firing a shot straight at Keating in the second half.

Alessia Russo 4.5/10

Given no time on the ball by City’s aggressive defenders, who forced her away from goal whenever she picked up possession. Dropped into the number ten role when Stina Blackstenius was introduced.

Kim Little (Sub, HT) 4.5/10

Came on in the number ten role.

Stina Blackstenius (Sub, 63’) 7.5/10

Provided a different attacking outlet for Arsenal and scored two late goals to win the game for the Gunners! It’s no wonder the travelling fans were singing “we want you to stay” once again.

Steph Catley (Sub, 63’) 4/10

Came on for Emily Fox, with McCabe moving to right-back. Given a difficult time by Mary Fowler.

Caitlin Foord (Sub, 63’) 4.5/10

Injected some energy into Arsenal’s attacks.

Laura Wienroither (Sub, 82’)

Subs not used: Sabrina D'Angelo, Teyah Goldie, Michelle Agyemang, Katie Reid.

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  1. silentstan

    May 05, 2024, 18:18 #117322

    Did you watch the second half. You know we won right? Uou know everyone has praised the 2nd half performance? So how on earth do you come up with those ratings