Match report: Manchester City continued the domination of all their opponents so far this year.
Manchester City continued the domination of all their opponents so far this year with a 2-0 win over Arsenal on Monday.
Arsenal, who is forecast by many pundits to be serious WSL title challengers this season, looked totally at a loss as to how to deal with City’s attacking style as the Blues took control all over the pitch.
Flying full backs Demi Stokes and Lucy Bronze caused havoc down the flanks all afternoon, while Corboz continued to impress in midfield and alongside Scott they both served to nullify the influence of Williams and Nobbs.
Arsenal’s frustration boiled over almost from the start with a raft of bad tackles and fouls that were highlighted with the dismissal of Rose early on. And they were fortunate that number three Mitchell didn’t follow as she was guilty of a number of crude fouls but was only yellow-carded.
Shots from Stokes, Bronze and Duggan all tested the Arsenal goalkeeper, but the breakthrough finally came midway through the second half when determined play by Duggan saw her win the ball outside the Arsenal penalty area and send in a tempting cross for Jane Ross to head home her first goal in City’s colours.
City extended their lead minutes later when Duggan powered home from the spot after Parris was brought down in the box.
With Chelsea’s match postponed, City go top with six points and have yet to concede a goal.