Arsenal Women came from behind to secure a 1-1 draw against Manchester United today and Vivianne Miedema picked up an absolutely incredible assist.
Jonas Eidevall’s side started the game well but it was the visitors who took the lead at Meadow Park. Alessia Russo headed home from a corner in the 10th minute and United went in at the break 1-0 up.
Arsenal tried hard to score an equaliser after half-time but it just wasn’t happening. Things went from bad to worse when Katie McCabe was sent off in the 75th minute and it looked like one there’s was no way back at that point. However, Stina Blackstenius levelled the game just four minutes later to help us avoid defeat.
Vivianne Miedema with the assist of the season
One of the most frustrating parts of the game today was how deep Miedema often was. Even Arsenal legend Ian Wright wanted her higher up the pitch, but the 25-year-old showed everyone what she is capable of even when she’s far away from the goal.
Miedema’s goalscoring is what makes her one of the best in the world. She is renowned for that in the women’s game, but what she managed to do in the 79th minute is nothing short of incredible.
The Dutch international picked up the ball deep in our own half, turned and set Blackstenius through on goal with what is surely one of the best assists you’ll see this season.
Watch the pass below!
Arsenal Women stay on top
All of us wanted the three points today but a draw, considering the circumstances, is not a bad result at all.
Arsenal Women stay on top of the league having picked up 30 points after 13 games. Chelsea are five points behind us but the Blues have two games in hand, which could see them leapfrog us.
However, with just nine games left in the WSL this season, Eidevall’s side will believe that they can go all the way.
We definitely have the quality to achieve something really special and if Miedema continues to work her magic until the end of the campaign, we should be able to get our hands on the league title for the first time since 2019.