Southampton vs Arsenal Live Blog

Written by Ben Kilminster

Southampton Women’s vs Arsenal Women’s

Both teams take the knee with the continuing fight against racism in the game.

18:30 – Southampton get the game underway.

18:32 – Southampton get a free kick 35 yards out but nothing comes from it.

18:34 – Arsenal have a chance to score but it’s just wide from 17 Lina Hurting

18:39 – A very even start to the game with not many shots between the two teams.

18:44 – Ball was cut back across goal by Arsenals Hurting to Alessia Russo. But a brilliant block by the Southampton defender denied them of a goalscoring opportunity.

18:47 – Jemma Purfield for Southampton has been down for a few minutes now. She now makes her way to her feet.

18:49 – ball played through to Russo but she’s offside.

18:54 – Arsenal are looking very confident down the left hand side.

18:56 – Free Kick to Arsenal on the edge of the box.

18:59 – Corner to Arsenal, nothing came of it.

19:00 – Arsenal are really coming at Southampton fast and with a lot of energy.

19:04 – Cross from Purfield sees it cleared by the Arsenal defender. It comes out to Alice Griffiths who has her shot blocked.

19:10 – Corner to Southampton.

19:10 – Nothing came from it.

19:11 – Arsenals Jennifer Beattie goes down injured but she’s back up very quickly.

19:14 – Arsenals Chloe Lacasse sees her shot go wide.

19:15 – Fourth Official indicates that there will be another 5 minutes before half-time.

19:16 – Arsenals Frida Lmaanum fires a shot over the crossbar.

19:18 – Yellow Card 🟡 to Southamptons Rianna Dean.

19:20 – Free Kick to Southampton in a dangerous spot.

19:21 – Waisted chance.

19:21 – HALF-TIME – 0 – 0

Good first half. Arsenal have been the more dominant side, but have failed to make anything of their opportunities.
Southampton have looked good at times but haven’t had control of the game leading into half-time.
Southampton are going to have to come up with something special after the break.

19:35 – Both teams are out and ready for the second half.

SUBSTITUTION for Southamptons Dean for Lexi Lloyd-Smith

SUBSTITUTIONS for Arsenal, Caitlin Foord for Alessia Russo.
Amanda Ilestedt for Laia L Condina.

19:38 – Second Half gets underway.

19:44 – Southamptons Lloyd-Smith is the first one to have a shot of the second half. Corner ball.

19:47 – GOAL – SOUTHAMPTON – A wonderful strike from distance from Southamptons Molly Pike puts the Saints ahead.


Southampton 1 – 0 Arsenal

19:51 – GOAL – ARSENAL – Arsenal have responded well, Frida Lmaanum scores the equaliser.


Southampton 1 – 1 Arsenal

19:55 – Cross comes in from Southamptons Jemma Purfield but a poor shot from Lloyd-Smith

20:00 – Easy catch from the Southamptons Kayla Rendell.

SUBSTITUTIONS for Southampton, Chloe Peplow for Alice Griffiths. Atlanta Primus for Katie Wilkinson

20:06 – Southampton have been the more dominant team throughout the second half, but Arsenal are only one attack away from scoring.

20:09 – YELLOW CARD 🟡 – Southamptons Rosie Parnell. No doubt with the yellow card from a tackle that needed to be made.

SUBSTITUTION for Arsenal, Katie McCabe for Chloe Lacasse.

20:11 – Good defending from Arsenals Jennifer Beattie

20:15 – Cheers ring out around the stadium as the Stadium Announcer reveals the attendance of 13,438.
A record for the Women’s game at St Mary’s.

20:18 – Corner hall for Arsenal sees a header turned wide.

20:20 – Arsenals Lmaanum finds herself in an offside position.

20:23 – Forth Official indicates that there will be 5 minutes added time.

20:24 – GOAL – ARSENAL – A header flicked on from Amanda Ilestedt finds its way to the bottom right corner of the goal.


Southampton 1 – 2 Arsenal

20:27 – The Southampton fans are urging their team on but the opportunities that they’re getting paying off.

20:29 – FULL TIME – Southampton 1 – 2 Arsenal.

Man of the Match – Molly Pike

An unfortunate loss for Southampton today but a a good win for Arsenal sees them go 2nd in the group.
Southampton should be extremely proud of themselves taking Arsenal to the final minutes of the game.