City issued a real statement of intent for their title credentials with a thrilling 5-2 win over Arsenal at the Academy Stadium.
Strikes from five different scorers – Jane Ross, Steph Houghton, Georgia Stanway, Izzy Christiansen and Jill Scott – handed Nick Cushing’s side a stunning victory over their title rivals, maintaining the Blues’ 100% start to the campaign.
It was only the second game of the season – the first on home soil for City – but already, it was deemed a potentially significant result in the title race. Arsenal do not conceded five very often.
Clashes between the two sides have often heralded tightly-fought affairs, won by the odd goal – not on this occasion. City were rampant.
This encounter provided a thoroughly entertaining meeting in which the visitors twice fought back from a goal down – only for the Blues to regroup and respond in style, warning the rest of the league: they have a firm grip on their league crown.
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