Continental Tyres Cup Final: Arsenal Women 1-0 Manchester City Women

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    Arsenal were competing in the final for the sixth time since the 2011 summer season

    Arsenal Women won the Continental Tyres Cup for a record fifth time as they denied favourites Manchester City Women in a tight final at Adams Park.

    Vivianne Miedema struck the game’s only goal, slotting in low after good build-up play from England’s Jordan Nobbs.

    Earlier, Miedema’s Netherlands teammate Dominique Janssen struck the crossbar from range, as the Gunners impressed.

    City went close through Nikita Parris and substitute Jane Ross after half-time, but could not find an equaliser.

    Holders of the Women’s FA Cup, the Women’s Super League One title and the Continental Tyres Cup [League Cup] before Wednesday’s showdown, City had been tipped to remain in possession of all three of English women’s football’s most sought-after pieces of domestic silverware.

    But Arsenal, enjoying something of a revival since Australian Joe Montemurro’s arrival as manager in November, began brightly and led through 21-year-old Miedema’s calm, close-range finish through Ellie Roebuck’s legs.

    Miedema’s goal came in her first final in English football since her 2017 move from German giants Bayern Munich and was enough to earn Montemurro’s side victory in his first possible final since being appointed.

    Nick Cushing’s City battled back after the break, boosted by substitutes Jane Ross and Claire Emslie, but were kept out by an Arsenal defence that earned their seventh consecutive clean sheet in all competitions.

    The match – played between the only two sides to have won this competition since it began in 2011 – was a repeat of the 2014 final, won 1-0 by City on the same ground.

    Defeat was only the Citizens’ second in all competitions since May 2017, having won 22 of their previous 25 matches.

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