Goals from Ria Percival and Shelina Zadorsky saw Spurs Women twice come back from a goal down to draw 2-2 with Arsenal, only to suffer penalty shootout heartbreak in the Continental League Cup at Boreham Wood on Wednesday night (18 November).
A superb second-half performance saw Percival cancel out Vivianne Miedema’s early opener, before Shelina Zadorsky scrambled home her first goal for the Club two minutes from time, Caitlin Foord having earlier restored the Gunners’ lead against the run of play.
Angela Addison had previously rattled the frame of the goal with a long-range shot that seemed destined for the top corner while Percival blasted wide in another great chance as we caused the hosts all sorts of problems in pursuit of victory.
And we could have grabbed a sensational winner in the 90th minute, but half-time substitute Alex Morgan was denied one-on-one by Arsenal’s debutant goalkeeper Lydia Williams.
With the spoils shared, a penalty shootout for a bonus point in the group ensued, but after both sides scored their first four spot-kicks, Lia Walti netted and Morgan’s left-footed effort went over the bar as Arsenal triumphed 5-4.
The final group standings are yet to be decided, but both sides’ hopes of progressing as one of the two best runners-up in the competition were effectively ended as a result of this outcome.
(Tottenham Hotspur official)