Women’s Super League: Bristol City level with Ebony Salmon’s stoppage-time equaliser against Spurs

Alex Morgan
Twice World Cup winner Alex Morgan was substituted at half-time on her first start for Tottenham

Bristol City grabbed a late equaliser as the Robins denied Tottenham a first win in the Women’s Super League.

Bristol City’s Chloe Logarzo opened the scoring from the spot after Ebony Salmon was brought down by Siri Worm.

Worm soon made amends, equalising from a fine free-kick before assisting Ashleigh Neville who headed in her set-piece midway through the second half.

But, after Spurs’ Rianna Dean was shown a straight red, Salmon netted a 92nd minute equaliser for the hosts.

All the talk before the game surrounded twice World Cup winner Alex Morgan, who was making her first Spurs start at Twerton Park.

Her Tottenham side were the dominant team, deservedly turning the game around before Worm nearly grabbed a second with less than 10 minutes remaining when her free-kick hit the underside of the bar.

But with Dean sent off for her challenge on Robins keeper Sophie Baggaley in the 77th minute, City grew in confidence and 19-year-old Salmon shocked the visitors with a classy finish late on.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

  • 1Baggaley
  • 12AllenSubstituted forWellingsat 80′minutes
  • 25LayzellSubstituted forHarrisonat 79′minutes
  • 4Matthews
  • 3Evans
  • 23Purfield
  • 10Daniels
  • 6LogarzoSubstituted forRaffertyat 57′minutes
  • 8Humphrey
  • 17Bissell
  • 9SalmonSubstituted forJonesat 90+7′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Rafferty
  • 11Wellings
  • 13Haland
  • 18Collis
  • 19Cook
  • 20Wilson
  • 21Harrison
  • 26Mastrantonio
  • 28Jones

Tottenham Women

  • 22Spencer
  • 29NevilleBooked at 81mins
  • 25Godfrey
  • 3Zadorsky
  • 15Worm
  • 12Percival
  • 18Kennedy
  • 4Green
  • 2LeonSubstituted forDavisonat 68′minutes
  • 13MorganSubstituted forDeanat 45′minutesBooked at 77mins
  • 14AddisonSubstituted forAyaneat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Davison
  • 9Dean
  • 19Quinn
  • 23Ayane
  • 24Whitehouse
  • 33Sulola
  • 35Morgan

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Bristol City Women 2, Tottenham Hotspur Women 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Bristol City Women 2, Tottenham Hotspur Women 2.

  3. Substitution, Bristol City Women. Ellen Jones replaces Ebony Salmon.

  4. Attempt missed. Alanna Kennedy (Tottenham Hotspur Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Siri Worm with a cross following a set piece situation.

  5. Ria Percival (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  6. Foul by Emma Bissell (Bristol City Women).

  7. Goal! Bristol City Women 2, Tottenham Hotspur Women 2. Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jemma Purfield.

  8. Siri Worm (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Foul by Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women).

  10. Foul by Josie Green (Tottenham Hotspur Women).

  11. Ebony Salmon (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  12. Hannah Godfrey (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by Abigail Harrison (Bristol City Women).

  14. Alanna Kennedy (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick

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