Eidevall angered by referee’s deflection as Heath helps Gunners draw at City

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Eidevall angered by referee's deflection as Heath helps Gunners draw at City

Tobin Heath cools down Manchester City to save a dramatic injury-time point for Arsenal.

The striker’s equalizer denied City victory in a clash, with Jonas Edeval cautioning for a furious reaction to a controversial moment for the hosts’ goal.

Tobin Heath scored his first WSL goal for Arsenal to help snatch a late draw with Manchester City

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Tobin Heath scored his first WSL goal for Arsenal to help snatch a late draw with Manchester Citycredit: Rex
Jonas Edeval received a yellow card for his reaction to the referee's ball before Man City's goal.

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Jonas Edeval received a yellow card for his reaction to the referee’s ball before Man City’s goal.credit: Reuters

The Gunners were angered by the referee’s accidental role in leading City into the second half.

A cross-field pass from Lucy Bronze bounced off Officials before ending at the feet of Demi Stokes led by a Khadija Shaw goal.

Football MP IFAB states that play must resume if a referee makes contact with the ball, and it remains on the pitch and the team begins a promising attack.

Edewal said: “I was not happy with that goal. You can clearly see that we have stopped playing.

“Such games are going to be decided by small margins.

“Everyone is going to make mistakes, players, coaches and referees.

“If they’re going to be in Sky Sports refereeing matches, I think referees should be given all the resources they need to prepare and practice, that’s where we get to see each other in the football family.” need to help.

“The only thing I’m always going to be an advocate for is to raise things around it to give me the best possible conditions in football.”

Adding to his thoughts, City boss Gareth Taylor said: “We have been at the wrong end of this season (like circumstances), with referee decisions on several occasions, so it was good, if that was the case, someone we had. The way gone

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City made some big changes in their first 11 to make up for the struggle starting with Khadija Shaw in place of Ellen White.

But perhaps the biggest call was the 17-year-old Khyara Kheting making his first WSL debut between the sticks against the leaders.

The teenager, seen as one of the club’s most promising prospects, had a nervous moment after missing his chance to claim a long ball after a ninth-minute mix-up with Steph Houghton.

But the City starlet quickly settled in and pulled off a string of sure saves, including an impressive stop from Mead in the near moments later.

22 to the host team. I had a good chance to competeRa Minute with Lauren Hemp breaking to the left and piercing Jess Park who sent her a shot over the bar.

And there was a minor brawl near the half-hour mark, with Hemp and Katie McCabe going into the referee’s book after Arsenal Dynamo’s tackle on the City winger.

Khadija Shaw nets to help City take the lead in the second half at Academy Stadium

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Khadija Shaw nets to help City take the lead in the second half at Academy Stadiumcredit: getty

Moments later, Lucy Bronze led a free-kick from Alex Greenwood, which ended the first half scoreless.

Leah Williamson made a comeback in the second spell after receiving treatment in the first half.

And the change saw the Gunners’ latest signing Rafael Souza enter the fray and make an appearance with some impressive marking from Shaw.

Arsenal have 52. had a chance to move aroundRa With minutes to go, Mead passed the bronze and forced a save from the fielding at the near post.

and Jess Park 60. forced to save from the ginsburger aroundth Minute

After a while, City defeated Khadija Shaw’s 65. broke the deadlock withth-Minute tap-in.

However, league leader Heath’s bottom corner was 92. were able to return with the burial ofRa-Minute effort to clear two points at the top.

The result was that City did not give Tottenham a chance to leapfrog into fourth place and the race for the top three became tighter.

But it leaves them just two points behind third-placed Chelsea, who have two games in hand.

Leah Williamson hits half-time after recovering from injury recently

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Leah Williamson hits half-time after recovering from injury recentlycredits: PA

Taylor said: “I’m really disappointed for the girls because they deserved to win heartily and the quality they showed at times, but that’s football.

“We are doing well together and there are still elements to improve.

I am really proud of the team and the way they performed.”

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