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Arsenal star Leah Williamson buys and pours post-match drinks for entire pub

Ryan Sidle

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Arsenal star Leah Williamson buys and pours post-match drinks for entire pub

Arsenal Women star Leah Williamson attempted to help fans drown their sorrows with a post match pint, which she bought and poured.

It was a heartbreaking Bank Holiday Monday for Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium, as they lost out on a place in the Champions League final.

Having been 2-0 down in the first leg in Germany, the Gunners started the match 2-2 on aggregate against Wolfsburg, thanks to a brilliant comeback, only to have their plane set on fire on the way home.

Once again, the hosts were without a whole host of players through injury, including England stars Beth Mead and Williamson, both having suffered ACL injuries, the latter recently ruling her out of the upcoming World Cup.


They managed to take the game to extra time, and penalties looked to be on, before Pauline Bremer scored in the 119th minute of the game.

After the match, Williamson was in the Tollington pub, next to the Emirates, and poured drinks for the punters, and brought everyone a round, as you can see in the video.


The game started well for the hosts, with Stina Blackstenius putting the side ahead, getting in ahead of the Wolfsburg defence after a decisive counterattack, before getting past the goalkeeper and slotting home.


Having led since the 11th minute, it was looking like Jonas Eidevall's side might get to the break in the lead, only for Jill Roord to equalise with four minutes of the half remaining.

It was somewhat typical that it would be the former Arsenal player to score, getting on the end of Alexandra Popp's knock on to guide the ball home from the edge of the area.

Germany star Popp put the visitors back ahead in the 58th minute, heading home at the near post from Felicitas Rauch's perfect corner.

Following a free kick, Lotte Wubben-Moy crossed the ball into the box, for Jen Beattie to once again make it 2-2, in the 75th minute, taking the game to extra time.


Penalties looked to be inevitable, when there was just one minute of the extra 30 left, however, Wubben-Moy, who'd been excellent, made a fatal error.

The full back was too easily dispossessed just outside of the box by Jule Brand, who played the ball across the box for Pauline Bremer to knock the ball home.

Speaking after the match, Eidevall said, "We made it to the Champions League semi-final and lost by the tiniest of margins. With all the injuries we have, with all the challenges we have, I am incredibly proud."


On Wubben-Moy's mistake he added, "I told her to keep her head high. I told her there’s no need to apologise.

"Mistakes happen in football. We win as a team, we lose as a team. We’re there for each other. We learn. It’s inevitable that it happens in football.

"They also made mistakes and we were close to profiting from that. It’s part of the game. She was absolutely fantastic. We are there for each other both when we have success and when there’s pain."

Wolfsburg face Barcelona in the final on June 3rd, at PSV's Philips Stadion, after the Spanish giants beat Chelsea in the other semi-final.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/The Tollington

Topics: Football, Arsenal, Womens Football, Champions League, Wolfsburg, Womens Super League

Ryan Sidle
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