The 26-year-old returned to action having been sidelined since April by an anterior cruciate ligament injury, a lay-off that included missing England’s run to the final at the summer’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Williamson’s big moment came just past the hour mark at the Select Car Leasing Stadium as she replaced Jen Beattie.
We’ve made our first two changes…
↩️ @jbeattie91 🔛 After nine months away, please welcome back one of our own…
Leah Williamson ❤️👏 pic.twitter.com/yCPmb01IgT
— Arsenal Women (@ArsenalWFC) January 24, 2024
And she went on to provide an assist for England team-mate Beth Mead – who in October made her own comeback after an ACL injury – when the winger made it 5-0 in the 80th minute with a superb strike.