At Wheatsheaf Park on Sunday, Arsenal Ladies secured a vital 2-1 win away to Chelsea in their WSL London derby. However, the Gunners got off to an awful start, with England full-back Alex Scott netting a howler of an own-goal.
Scott’s 40-yard own-goal came after just eight minutes, with the defender’s back pass eluding goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal and ending up in the back of the Arsenal net. Although, to be fair, van Veenendaal really should have done better herself in dealing with the dodgy pass…
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Arsenal equalised just before half-time, courtesy of a Vicky Losada header, before Danielle van de Donk’s late effort secured all three points for the north Londoners.
The Gunners now go third, two points behind Chelsea and three behind leaders Manchester City.
As for Scott’s own-goal, it’s still nowhere near as bad as Lee Dixon’s for Arsenal’s men’s side back in 1991…
We all love a good own-goal, don’t we!