With a place in the quarter-finals up for grabs, the two Barclays Women’s Super League title rivals locked horns at a sunny Meadow Park.
Only one goal had settled the last three fixtures between the two teams in all competitions, and the early exchanges suggested the margins would be fine once again.
Despite continually probing, Gareth Taylor’s side couldn’t break the deadlock in a first half that ended goalless.
Following the break, set pieces were proving the best source of clear-cut chances for both teams with the Gunners’ Lotte Wubben-Moy seeing a header loop off the bar before Bunny came close twice from successive corners soon after.
However, City made our next free-kick count when a dangerous ball lifted towards the back post caused panic in the box before a ricochet fell kindly to Laia Aleixandri who poked home.
Looking to preserve their place in the competition, Arsenal produced a late onslaught on our goal which saw Khiara Keating make two outstanding saves to keep the hosts at bay.
Our heroic rearguard action paid off as we recorded a hard fought victory in the capital to secure passage into the last eight.
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