Arsenal Ladies 4 (Pablos Sanchon 5' 72' pen, Humphrey 78', Carter 85') - 1 Sunderland (Mead 35')
Starting Lineup: Byrne, Rose, Williamson, Scott, Stoney, Bailey, Sanchon, Sanderson, Losada, Ubogagu, Carter,
Subs Used: Humphrey for Sanderson 65', Smith for Ubogagu 65', Mitchell for Smith 75'
Unused Subs: Augustus, Yankey, Weir, Kelly
If you had Arsenal undefeated through four games and sitting second on the table with ten points then please come talk to me so we can discuss some lottery numbers. The Gunners are cruisin and bruisin in the 2015 FA WSL season, and it finally seems all the pieces are coming together. I feel like I've been saying this every recap, but the depth of this team is just incredible. Obviously that will all change come time for the Women' World Cup, but perhaps building up some points now can carry them through the season and back to the UWCL.
Sunday's match against recently promoted Sunderland was a tale of two halves. Going into halftime tied at one, Sunderland looked like the plucky team they've been to start off their first season in FA WSL 1. However, Arsenal put their foot on the gas in the second half and never looked back.
The bad news here is that when Kelly Smith was taken down in the box to give Arsenal a penalty, and Sunderland's Abby Holmes a red card, she was injured during the play and was then subbed out of the game. Smith's injuries are always something to be wary off, but hopefully that aforementioned squad depth should be able to keep things even keel.
Coming up next for the Arsenal is a big time clash against league leading Chelsea. Huh, didn't that just happen?
Also worth noting is at last night's PFA awards, Arsenal's very own Leah Williamson took home the award for best young player of the year. The 18-year-old has been a consistent part of Coach Losa's starting lineup and the early success Arsenal has had this season. Congrats, Leah!