The 2017 FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series was short-lived but it produced a thrilling fixture between Arsenal and Liverpool at The Hive.
FA Women’s Super League Full-Time look back at one of the most exciting draws in women’s football history as the two sides produced an astonishing eight-goal thriller, the highest scoring fixture in the competition.
A truly remarkable game got off to an intriguing start when Alex Greenwood’s corner kick flew straight into the net to give Liverpool at early lead.
Arsenal recovered and they equalised eight minutes before half-time when Chloe Kelly pounced to score from close range.
There was a big twist in the tale to come in the lead up to the break. First, Natasha Harding was the beneficiary of a Sari van Veenendaal error as Liverpool edged back into the lead before Caroline Weir’s header made it 3-1 to The Reds on the stroke of half-time.
Arsenal needed a big half of football if they were to get anything from the game and The Gunners came up with that much-needed revival. Striker Danielle Carter was very much at the heart of the comeback. The England international netted two quick-fire goals as the North Londoners brought the scores level. Both goals were similar, Carter cut in from the left before striking her efforts into the bottom corner of the Liverpool net.
With nine minutes remaining, Arsenal thought they had won the game when Jordan Nobbs lashed the ball home from distance but there was to be a late twist when Gemma Bonner headed home from a corner kick to make it 4-4 and rescue a point for the visitors.
Arsenal ended the 2017 FA Women’s Super League 1 Spring Series in third place while Liverpool were fourth.