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Arsenal triumph in "Battle of Britain"
 Women's Football News 25 Feb 2013
Arsenal triumph in Scottish Champions Glasgow City suffered a 5-0 defeat at the hands of England's top side Arsenal at Petershill, in the Battle of Britain challenge match sponsored by ng homes. 
City's injury problems and recent loss of players to professional contracts abroad was clear to see, as the Scottish Champions struggled to get going against a strong Arsenal side who are preparing for their Champions League quarter final tie against Italian side Torres in a few weeks time.
The hosts got off to the worst start possible, when after only four minutes Nicky Docherty brought down the impressive Gemma Davison inside the box and the referee pointed to the spot. Up stepped Arsenal's playmaker Kim Little and the midfielder made no mistake as she fired past Lee Alexander in the City goal.
City almost got an equaliser within two minutes when after a City corner, Suzanne Malone hit a shot which came back off the bar. Strike partner Ruesha Littlejohn tried to bundle home the rebound, but the visitors cleared her effort off the line.
Arsenal and England striker Ellen White latched on to a great pass from Jordan Nobbs with eight minutes on the clock, but shot wide of the post as she ran towards goal. However, Arsenal were not to miss their next opening and this time White became the provider for Nobbs, who slotted home from only a few yards out.
White had another effort which went wide of Alexander's goal, before City were to once more rattle the woodwork when centre half Danni Pagliarulo rose highest to meet a Leanne Ross corner, but her header crashed off the post and away to safety.
The home side were to rue their missed chance, when Arsenal broke clear soon after with Ellen White finishing well inside the penalty box.
Just after the half hour mark, some good play from City resulted in Nicky Docherty playing the ball to Leanne Ross at the edge of the box and she in turn laid it off first time to Malone to hit an effort towards goal, but her 20-yard shot was saved by Emma Byrne in the Arsenal net.
A bad mistake by City's rearguard gifted the visitors a fourth goal on 36 minutes with Rachel Yankey eventually running through on goal unchallenged to slot past the diving Alexander.
Alexander was to pull off an excellent save to deny Nobbs from hitting the top corner with a well hit shot, before City had a succession of corners as they tried to claw themselves back into the match just before half time, but to no avail.
The second half was once more controlled by the English Champions and it could have been 5-0 was it not for an impressive save from Alexander to turn a free kick from Arsenal substitute Jade Bailey around the post.
On 78 minutes it did become 5-0 after defender Danica Dalziel, who had come on at half time for Cheryl Gallagher, turned an Arsenal cross into her own net.
City Head Coach Eddie Wolecki Black commented on the match. He said: "It was a very good work out for us and shows us exactly where we are at this stage of the season. It is not a performance we set our standards to and we need to improve, quickly."
(Report by Laura Montgomery)

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