Arsenal’s early dominance and interplay brought about the first goal. A neat ball from Katie McCabe found Vivianne Miedema who slotted in the first.
A defected effort made its way to Melanie Leupolz as Arsenal failed to clear a corner, the German international shielding the ball well before picking out an unmarked Erin Cuthbert to send the equalizer home.
After the break, the Gunners start strong to restore the lead. Beth Mead latched onto a long ball to curl the ball beyond Ann-Katrin Berger. 11 minutes later, Mana Iwabuchi set ball into space for Mead to chase as she net another one to gets her double of the night and Arsenal third goal of the game.
However, the Blues refused to give up hope and with both Fran Kirby and Sam Kerr (Kerrby) the team had a renewed confidence. The fifth goal of the day which was Chelsea’s second came through Parnille Harder when she rose seemingly unmarked in the Arsenal box to nod Erin Cuthbert’s peach of a cross over Manuela Zinsberger.
As the clock ticked down through the 90 minutes and then the added six of stoppage time, the tension mounted with Chelsea pushing and probing for a comeback as blue shirt camped in the Arsenal box.
The anxiety levels only subsiding after Rebecca Welch had blown for full time, as Arsenal out victorious in the North London Derby handling the defending Champions their first defeat of the title defense season.
London is red!