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Southampton 1-2 Arsenal: Late Amanda Ilestedt header completes turnaround

Three of the four goals Amanda Ilestedt scored for Sweden at the Women’s World Cup were headers

Amanda Ilestedt headed a 92nd-minute winner as holders Arsenal came from behind to beat Southampton in the Continental Cup at St Mary’s.

The centre-half rose highest to convert a corner for her first goal since joining from Paris St-Germain in June.

Southampton had taken a surprise lead in the 55th minute through a low driven shot from midfielder Molly Pike.

Minutes later, Frida Maanum fired into the roof of the net at the near post to equalise.

The victory moves Arsenal level on points with north London neighbours Tottenham at the top of Group D – both have six after two games. They meet in the competition on Wednesday, 13 December.

Durham rose to the top of Group A by defeating Sheffield United 8-7 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.

Amy Andrews opened the scoring in the 30th minute for Durham before Sheffield United equalised late on through Jess Sigsworth.

Line-ups

Southampton F.C. Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Rendell
  • 3Mott
  • 5ParnellBooked at 77mins
  • 24Peake
  • 21Purfield
  • 4Kendall
  • 19GriffithsSubstituted forPeplowat 69′minutes
  • 2Morris
  • 14Pike
  • 9WilkinsonSubstituted forPrimusat 69′minutes
  • 10DeanBooked at 45minsSubstituted forLloyd-Smithat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 6Rafferty
  • 7Lloyd-Smith
  • 8Peplow
  • 11Wynne
  • 12Pharoah
  • 16Thompson
  • 17Kraft
  • 20Primus
  • 22Howard

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 14D’Angelo
  • 16Maritz
  • 5Beattie
  • 27codeineSubstituted forIlestedtat 45′minutes
  • 7Catley
  • 12Maanum
  • 13WältiSubstituted forCooney-Crossat 60′minutes
  • 22Cool
  • 24LacasseSubstituted forMcCabeat 77′minutes
  • 23RussoSubstituted forFordat 45′minutes
  • 17FastSubstituted forEdemaat 61′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 9Mead
  • 11Edema
  • 15McCabe
  • 19Ford
  • 21Pelova
  • 28Ilestedt
  • 32Cooney-Cross
  • 53Lia

Referee:
Stacey Pearson

Attendance:
13,438

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