Beth Mead's Arsenal suffer WSL title blow as Manchester City seal the spoils

Beth Mead's Arsenal suffered a WSL title blow as Manchester City sealed the spoils in blustery conditions on Sunday.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:32 pm
Updated Monday, 8th February 2021, 2:36 pm
Beth Mead battles with a Manchester City defender during Arsenal's 2-1 WSL defeat. Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Mead's side dominated possession throughout the entirety of the first half, but the Gunners failed to carve out any clear-cut chances, and following a defensive error, England striker Ellen White fired the visitors into the lead with a smart finish from close range.

Arsenal stepped things up after the break and Jill Roord teed up Caitlin Foord to level things up at 1-1.

But City sealed the spoils with just over 10 minutes left, Lauren Hemp heading past Arsenal keeper Manuela Zinsberger.

Mead's Arsenal face another huge test when they take on WSL title challengers Chelsea on Wednesday.