Women's Super League 1
Arsenal Women2Doncaster Rovers Belles0

Arsenal Ladies 2-0 Doncaster Rovers Belles

Jodie Taylor
Jodie Taylor joined Arsenal in March but has missed most of the season with injury

England striker Jodie Taylor scored twice as Arsenal Ladies beat relegated Doncaster Rovers Belles.

Despite the win, Arsenal miss out on a Champions League spot after Chelsea beat Reading to secure second place in Women's Super League One.

Substitute Taylor netted two rebounds in eight second-half minutes to secure a win which closed the gap to second-placed Chelsea to just two points.

Doncaster have lost all 15 of their Women's Super League games in 2016.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 13van Veenendaal
  • 2Scott
  • 14Williamson
  • 22Henning
  • 3Mitchell
  • 8Nobbs
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forJanssenat 72'minutes
  • 25KellySubstituted forTaylorat 60'minutes
  • 21van de Donk
  • 15McCabeSubstituted forOshoalaat 59'minutes
  • 9Carter

Substitutes

  • 1Byrne
  • 18Taylor
  • 20Janssen
  • 24Oshoala
  • 26Devlin
  • 28Dean
  • 34Hinds

Doncaster Rovers Belles

  • 13Moorhouse
  • 18Barker
  • 5Roberts
  • 4Little
  • 2Pacheco
  • 20Humphrey
  • 17Simpkins
  • 3Tierney
  • 6LipkaSubstituted forSweetman-Kirkat 81'minutes
  • 7OmarsdottirSubstituted forNewboroughat 57'minutes
  • 10MurraySubstituted forRaynorat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Hobbs
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 12Raynor
  • 15Newborough
  • 21Bakowska-Mathews
Attendance:
1,341

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamDoncaster Rovers Belles
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home19
Away8
Shots on Target
Home7
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home5
Away5

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0.

Attempt saved. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dominique Janssen.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Sari van Veenendaal.

Attempt saved. Emily Simpkins (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Leandra Little.

Attempt saved. Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Danielle Carter.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk replaces Kasia Lipka.

Attempt missed. Leandra Little (Doncaster Rovers Belles) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Emily Simpkins with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Conceded by Alex Scott.

Offside, Arsenal Ladies. Josephine Henning tries a through ball, but Danielle Carter is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Rebecca Raynor replaces Christie Murray.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Ladies 2, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Jodie Taylor (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Alex Scott (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Mayumi Pacheco.

Attempt blocked. Jodie Taylor (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Anna Moorhouse.

Attempt saved. Jodie Taylor (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Dominique Janssen replaces Fara Williams.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Leandra Little.

Attempt saved. Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Emily Simpkins.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Ladies 1, Doncaster Rovers Belles 0. Jodie Taylor (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal.

Attempt blocked. Fara Williams (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Attempt blocked. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Asisat Oshoala.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Sophie Barker (Doncaster Rovers Belles) because of an injury.

Foul by Asisat Oshoala (Arsenal Ladies).

Sophie Barker (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Jodie Taylor (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Jodie Taylor replaces Chloe Kelly.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Asisat Oshoala replaces Katie McCabe.

Attempt blocked. Rhiannon Roberts (Doncaster Rovers Belles) right footed shot from long range on the right is blocked.

Foul by Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies).

Carla Humphrey (Doncaster Rovers Belles) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Rachel Newborough replaces Katrin Omarsdottir.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Rhiannon Roberts.

Attempt blocked. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Scott.

Offside, Doncaster Rovers Belles. Samantha Tierney tries a through ball, but Carla Humphrey is caught offside.

Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Rhiannon Roberts.

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk with a headed pass.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1613303643242
2Chelsea Ladies15111339162334
3Arsenal Women1592428111729
4Liverpool Ladies157442418625
5B'ham City Ladies156631112-124
6Notts County Ladies154471523-816
7Sunderland Ladies152491634-1810
8Reading Women151681525-109
9Doncaster Rovers Belles150015748-410
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