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Arsenal Defeat For Foxes At Emirates Stadium

LCFC Women were beaten 3-0 on Sunday afternoon by a rampant Arsenal side during a first visit to Emirates Stadium in the Barclays Women's Super League.

A brace from Beth Mead and a single goal from Alessia Russo ensured the Foxes saw defeat at the weekend, in front of an impressive crowd of 42,000 in north London.

There was just one change to the Leicester line-up that fell to a 2-1 reverse at Tottenham Hotspur last weekend, after fighting hard for 120 minutes, with Julie Thibaud replacing Josie Green in defence. 

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Jutta Rantala

Jutta Rantala in action at Emirates Stadium.

Despite immediate pressing from the Gunners, it was Leicester who had the first attempt on target when Yuka Momiki had space outside the box to test Manuela Zinsberger, but saw her left-footed effort turned behind for a corner which came to little.

It took almost half-an-hour but the hosts did break the deadlock through Lioness Mead, who was clinical from close range, rounding off a quick move from Arsenal that allowed the forward a sight at goal.

Leicester had the chance to get back level shortly afterwards when Sam Tierney, who found space on the edge of the box, tried to curl an effort an effort to the far post, but the Austrian shot-stopper was there once again to keep Arsenal in the lead heading into the break.

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Yuka Momiki

Battling for possession.

The first effort of the second half came for the home side when Emily Fox broke into the box but fired an effort straight into the gloves of Lize Kop. Heading down the other end, Deanne Rose hit the byline before crossing into Lena Petermann, but the German couldn't direct her effort towards goal.

Kop continued to make impressive saves heading into the final 20 minutes, but the 'keeper was beat for a second and third time in quick succession when Russo was clinical from close range before Mead added her second of the day, tapping in after some great last ditch defending from Leicester.

Over the final few minutes, Arsenal kept on pushing in the capital, but City were determined to prevent the Gunners from adding more to their tally to avoid severely affecting their goal difference heading into the final three matches of the season, which kickstarts with a return to King Power Stadium to take on Manchester United on Sunday (3pm BST kick-off).

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