Arsenal showcased a remarkable second-half performance, netting six goals, including a flurry of four within 12 minutes, to secure a 6-2 victory against Leicester and claim the second spot in the WSL table. Despite Leicester’s early lead with goals from Sam Tierney and Janice Cayman, Arsenal, under Jonas Eidevall’s leadership, mounted a convincing comeback.
In the second half, goals from Cloe Lacasse, Alessia Russo, Caitlin Foord, and Victoria Pelova, with the watchful eye of Lionesses manager Sarina Wiegman, marked Arsenal’s resurgence. Substitutes Stina Blackstenius and Lina Hurtig further extended the lead, sealing Arsenal’s fifth consecutive win across competitions.
Leicester initially capitalized on a defensive mix-up, with Tierney and Cayman finding the net. However, Arsenal’s determination shone through as Lacasse’s goal initiated a rapid comeback, leveling the score just as Leicester had done before halftime.
Arsenal’s dominance continued, with Russo, Foord, Pelova, and Blackstenius all contributing to a goal-scoring spree. The victory, Arsenal’s fifth straight, positioned them three points behind league leaders Chelsea. Despite missed opportunities, Arsenal’s second-half prowess underscored their resilience and attacking prowess.