25 minutes: Spain coaches Karen Hills and Juan Amoros will be happy. In addition to the Ford title at the bar, the Arsenal is quite well. The Gunners will always look dangerous, but so far it has been a good defensive change from the Spurs.
22 minutes: The fouls are certainly growing from the Spurs as they are being forced to work exceptionally hard to contain this great Arsenal side. Peplo had a conversation with the referee for a foul in midfield. On the stand, Alex Morgan has sheltered most of his face in the dark since this cool September evening in London.
19 minutes: Another great touch of Maidama is when she clicks the crossfield over her head with her right heel and tries to move towards it. But Spurs warn Spencer of danger in the goal and it snows. Maidama’s great skill, the kind of thing that her patriot Dennis Bergkamp tried.
14 minutes: Tottenham have competed well in the early exchanges, but Arsenal are starting to show their firepower in attacking a bit more. Rhea Percival has now been penalized for a foul at Ford, an improved position for Gonzalez, but Arsenal lost a free-kick as a result.
11 minutes: Arsenal’s midfielder has scored four goals in two games so far this season. Two against West Ham and readings before that. Now, Lisa Evans has now reduced the power to the left for Arsenal, playing arch-rivals Midamama, and Ford Cross tried to get closer to the goal, but could not play.
7 minutes: Arsenal crossbar hit! Caitlin Ford climbs to see the great cross from the right side of Late Williamson, which surrounds the penalty spot and Ford leads a textbook title to the goal. However, the cannons closed the crossbar by looping Spencer’s goal. A serious warning for the Spurs.
5 minutes: This is a flying, high-speed start to match any good derby in bustling London. Kit Graham tried to shoot from outside the penalty area for Tottenham, but his low effort lacked some strength and it was a comfortable save for Arsenal’s Manuela Ginsberger.
Kick off in the first half!
After all the players and match officials got down on their knees in support of the Black Lives Matter campaign, Arsenal continued the match. There is direct defending for the Spurs, but Miyadama cannot reach a low forward pass in the penalty area.
BBC on-screen team There’s a warm twist against the winter – a sunny but windy morning after a blast in London with blasty winds and rain in the air making it a pretty unpleasant afternoon. Here we go – the teams are out, and we are less than two minutes from the kick-off.
Arsenal head coach Joe Montemero told the BBC: “It’s important for us to give our best shots … it’s an important game for us as much as we can.”
Asked about Morgan’s story of the day, Karen Hills, Montemero’s Spurs opponent, told the BBC: “He’s been great at training this week, he’s worked really hard. It’s great for the other four players to just surround him. “And will he play today? “She’s on the bench, so who knows?”
“It sent a shockwave, Everyone was so surprised when Alex Morgan Spurs signed on for BBC pundit duty, “But that’s what you need to increase the game. You need a superstar like you to get into the league.”
This is the relationship of the FA Cup Initially it was supposed to be held in March, so it was a long wait. The other three ties will be tomorrow: Everton v Chelsea, Leicester City v Manchester City and Brighton and Hove Albion v Birmingham City.
Now, as we await the kick-off, here are some pre-match readings from Alex Morgan’s Suzanne Reck:
Four changes for Arsenal from their 9-1 hammer in West Ham.
Arsenal: Ginsberger, Maritz, Schneiderbeck, Williamson, McCabe, Little, Van de Dunk, Nobs, Evans, Midima, Ford. Subs: Stanson, Ubben-Moy, Gada, Meyer, Gut, Meat.
Touch team: Spencer (Capture), Jadorski, Harrop, Davison, Peplo, Percival, Worm, Graham, Kennedy, Ian, Neville. Subs: Martin, Leon, Green, Philby, Dean, Morgan, Addison, Quinn, Sulola.
Tottenham’s new signing Alex Morgan has already won a remarkable amount: two World Cups and an Olympic gold with America, a Champions League, a French League title, an NWSL title and an abundance of prestigious personal awards.
One thing missing from Morgan’s CV so far is a competitive tour for his new North-London club, but that could all change this afternoon. Morgan is on the bench after the Spurs secured a place in the women’s FA Cup semi-final and Arsenal. History certainly favors Arsenal as the 1-time winners of this competition, although their London rivals have never tasted success in the Cup.
Will Morgan post to his 9.2m loyal Instagram followers this evening after a win or a loss? Combine Arsenal’s Cup lineage with their late goal-scoring form – they beat West Ham 9-1 two weeks ago and are 6-1 less than a week ago – the home side are certainly heavy favorites
Tottenham suffered a crushing defeat to Coventry United in the previous round of the competition, winning 5-0 and then losing 1-0 at home to West Ham and 1-0 to Everton. But could Morgan’s acquaintance inspire them for an impossible result against Joe Montemero’s goal-hungry side? We are going to find out. Kick off at 5.15pm, full team news to follow …
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