Matildas Abroad Review: Foord scores a double against Spurs; Kennedy bags first goal for City

Caitlin Foord scored twice in Arsenal's 3-0 win over Spurs, keeping their title hopes alive with one game remaining. While over in Manchester, Alanna Kennedy scored her first goal for City in their 6-0 win over Birmingham. 

Arsenal put themselves within one point of ladder leaders Chelsea going into the final day of WSL action after a 3-0 win in the North London Derby. 

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Caitlin Foord, Steph Catley and Kyah Simon made the start for their respective sides, and it was the visitors that took an early lead through Beth Mead. 

Foord had a chance to double the advantage going into the break, but Spurs' keeper Tinja-Riikka Korpela did well to deny the Aussie from finding the back of the net. 

Arsenal would have to wait until the 71st minute to find their second, Vivianne Miedema and Mead combining on a short corner and sending a dangerous low cross into Foord at the back post.

Foord found her second of the evening not long after, curling a stunner into the top corner to give Arsenal a 3-0 lead and secure a crucial three points heading into the final weekend of WSL competition. 

Meanwhile over in Manchester, Alanna Kennedy and Hayley Raso both made the start as Manchester were hunting down the third spot against Birmingham City. 

The sides went into the break at a 0-0 deadlock, with Chloe Kelly replacing Raso after the halftime interval. 

Two quick goals to Georgia Stanway and a goal to Lauren Hemp gave Manchester a 3-0 lead after the 61st minute. Kennedy then found herself on the scoresheet for the first time in Manchester colours, rising highest at the back post to meet Kelly's corner kick. 

Kelly and Laura Coombs also found the back of the net in the 6-0 win.

This win puts Manchester City into the third spot and in prime position to claim the final Champions League spot for next season.