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The Gunners hand Manchester City its first loss of the season.

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Arsenal Ladies 1 (Ubogagu 35') - 0 Manchester City

Starting Lineup: Byrne, Scott, Stoney, Rose, Williamson, Bailey, Losada, Smith, Ubogagu, Natalia, Carter

Subs Used: Sanderson for Smith 46', Yankey for Ubogagu 80', Weir for Bailey 85'

Don't look now, but the Arsenal Ladies are undefeated in FA WSL play in 2015. Pedro Losa's side picked up its second win in a row to stay in second on the table, and take down a Manchester City side with its eyes on a spot in the UEFA Women's Champions League.

Losa hasn't been afraid to tinker with the lineup in his time here, and that was never more apparent than in today's game. But hey, it seems to be working. Seeing players like Sanderson, Yankey, and Weir that could crack the starting XI of other teams come off the bench today speaks to the increased depth on this team from last season. Today's goal came courtesy of offseason signing Chi Ubogagu, and, like I said at the time, I think we here at The Short Fuse are really going to like her work in an Arsenal jersey.

It's a bit of a surprise that Arsenal didn't net more than one goal as Jill Scott received a straight red after a bit of a headbutt to Jade Bailey. Bailey wasn't totally innocent though, as she also received a yellow card after the incident. It's always fun when Manchester City plays Arsenal.

Up next, the Ladies face the pleasantly surprising Sunderland. Sunderland was in the FA WSL 2 last season, and upon finishing first were promptly promoted to FA WSL. One would probably expect the first team ever promoted into the FA WSL would have some growing pains, but so far so good for Sunderland as they sit third on the table with six points through three games.