Foord dominated from the outset, picking up exactly where she left off after scoring on her Arsenal debut last weekend.

The Australian worked tirelessly down her left flank in a supporting role while her illustrious teammate, Vivianne Miedema - held aloft as one of the greatest strikers in the world - often struggled.

Foord was at her dynamic, creative best from the start and played the role of provider for three key opportunities in the first half, all of which came to nothing.

In the second period, especially after Arsenal equalised, Foord was immense. Her creative play was still on proud display, but she also rifled two powerful efforts narrowly wide, the best of which cannoned off a Chelsea defender from outside the area.

She also delivered a powerful volleyed cross straight across the goal face which couldn't be converted, and played a key role in holding off the Chelsea defenders for the eventual equaliser.

Her incredible performance may not be realised in the headlines, nor the trophy cabinet this morning.

But fans on social media - and the commentators, who called her the "heart and soul" of Arsenal's team among other glowing praise, were quick to show their gratitude.


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