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Summary

  1. FT: Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool - Oshoala seals it with lob
  2. Women's Super League resumes after two-month break
  3. Crowd of 2,061 turns up at Boreham Wood
  4. Use audio icon for radio commentary

Live Reporting

By Neil Johnston

All times stated are UK

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Goodbye

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

That's it from the Women's Super League. Liverpool have the win but it's Chelsea who are sitting five points clear at the top of the table at the mid-way point of the season. Many thanks for your company as well as your tweets and messages. Until next time...

Liverpool reaction

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Liverpool manager Matt Beard on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "I'm pleased with the performance - we could have gone 3-0 up. We showed great character, Arsenal caused us problems in the second half - they're a good side. 

"We dug deep defensively and did enough to win it. We didn't put Fara Williams under any pressure to play. She just wants to play football - it was a fantastic strike. I thought they should have had a penalty. But I felt we should have had one in the first half. So swings and roundabouts.

"We're taking one game at a time. There's no pressure on us because Chelsea won again. It'll be a good second half of the season. We'll regroup and focus for Notts County next week."

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

And here comes a happy Liverpool manager...

Arsenal reaction

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Arsenal boss Pedro Martinez Losa on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra: "We started the game not at our best level and Liverpool did well. Coming back from 2-0 is difficult. 

"We did our best in the second half and had chances to tie the game. It looks like we should have had a penalty but I'd prefer to double-check first. It was a critical moment. If we do better, then we don't need to talk about the referee. We need to start with better intensity."

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Arsenal reaction coming up....

'Martinez got it wrong today'

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Arsenal boss Pedro Martinez Losa has got a lot of work to do - he's got an exceptional squad. They're missing Jordan Nobbs, who pulls the strings in midfield. They've got the players, it's just a case of getting the right mould. I think today Martinez got it wrong. They're five points off top. Somebody needs to take points off Chelsea to let other teams in again, but at the moment nobody seems able to do that.

Next for Liverpool?

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Will this result kick-start Liverpool's season? We won't have long to find out. Their next match is at home to Notts County on 18 July.

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Martin Jones on Facebook:  I'd love to see the women's game take off, but in all honesty, they still have a lot of problems to overcome. It doesn't help that there is only eight teams in the top division, that is not very impressive. I appreciate that it costs a lot to run a top flight team, and financial problems mean there are not many teams that can compete at the top level. But surely they can do better than eight! I personally would allow any team from the second division that wants promotion to have it immediately, to form a more viable and attractive league. 

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

So, Arsenal's unbeaten league start to the season is over. Next up for the Gunners? Birmingham City away on 19 July.

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Overall it was entertaining game. Liverpool deserved the win, they did most of their work in the first half and defended after the break. Dan Carter was isolated up front for Arsenal. Liverpool came out of the blocks flying. Arsenal were taken by surprise. For the first match back after the World Cup it's been a good game.

Liverpool have obviously worked on some things during the break. All they needed to do was grind out the win and they did it.

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

That was a great advert for the FA Women's Super League. Two terrific finishes by Liverpool, Fara Williams's effort in particular had Arsenal fans out of their seats applauding.

FULL-TIME

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Terrific by Liverpool. Much to ponder for Arsenal manager Pedro Martinez Losa.

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

This result will not go unnoticed. Many had written off Liverpool's chances of a third successive title after an inconsistent first half of the season. This result suggests they are still a force to be reckoned with. 

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Deep into stoppage time. The points are heading Liverpool's way. Chelsea are staying five points clear at the top of the table.

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Arsenal were pushing all their players forward and it takes one second, it was a poor header from one of their defenders. To be fair, Asisat Oshoala still had to beat Emma Byrne and it was a great finish to lob her. That looks like game over.

It's fine margins. Arsenal got their goal but then stopped getting the ball forward to their strikers who were causing all kinds of problems.

GOAL

Arsenal 1-3 Liverpool - Asisat Oshoala

All over. Another delightful Liverpool goal, Natasha Dowie's long ball forward is headed into Asisat Oshoala's path by Arsenal's Marta Corredera and the Liverpool forward lobs the keeper. Lovely finish.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Liverpool are temporarily down to 10 as forward Kate Longhurst loses a boot and is told to get off the pitch and put it back on.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Chelsea players and fans will be hoping Liverpool can hang on. If they do, the Blues will have a five-point lead at the top of the table.

For all Arsenal's attacking intent, their lack of composure at the crucial moment looks set to cost them. That and their sloppy start.

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Are you more likely to go to WSL games?

@BBCSport Almost certainly. The ease of viewing made for some interesting games, it was good!

@Rhys180 @BBCSport Fans need to put the money in by attending and supporting the game, it can't just be magicked up out of nowhere

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Satara Murray is down with cramp. It's nine weeks since they played so maybe it's affecting them.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Just over 10 minutes for Liverpool to hang on. And they are just about hanging on. Arsenal look dangerous each time they surge into the Reds half. A grandstand finish coming up.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Arsenal are putting Liverpool under a lot of pressure. It’s becoming an exciting game.

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Are you more likely to go to WSL games now?

@BBCSport yes let's support our ladies

@BBCSport no. And I suspect attendances will prove that everyone else is the same.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Liverpool got lucky. I’ve seen Satara Murray concede a penalty this season already. She let Dan Carter get in front of her there. If I was Arsenal I’d be very disappointed with that. Carter has tried to stay on her feet. I've seen them given. As a defender I'd be screaming it isn't, but as an attacker I would have been asking for a penalty.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Moments before Chioma Ubogagu's chance, Danielle Carter lost her footing under a challenge by Satara Murray. Arsenal wanted a penalty. The referee was not interested.

CLOSE!

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Frantic stuff inside the last 20 minutes.

Arsenal are throwing bodies forward and Chioma Ubogagu is unmarked inside the Liverpool area. She lines up a shot and... fires straight at Libby Stout.

Big chance for Arsenal.

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Is women's football mainstream now?

Will you go to more games? Have your say on the BBC Match of the Day Facebook page.

Jonny Honz Caunt: Go to a game, no probably not, but I'd definitely watch any televised games now.

Martin Dawkins: Probably. The World Cup may have raised the profile of women's football but you have to work hard to encourage people to participate, find qualified coaches who understand women's football. If you just leave new players/parents to make an effort without appropriate and sustained encouragement, coaching and support, nothing will happen

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Here comes the attendance...2,016 inside Meadow Park. That's another decent effort on a day of big crowds in the FA Women's Super League.

YELLOW CARD

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Game on. Liverpool were showing signs of trying to run down the clock before Arsenal's goal but they can't sit back now.

This is a crucial stage of the game. Liverpool's Asisat Oshoala is shown a yellow card for a late challenge.

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

That’s a great ball by Jemma Rose and Natalia can score from anywhere. It’s a great finish. She just lobbed the keeper Libby Stout, who will be disappointed. Asisat Oshoala could have kept the ball a bit better – she gave it to Jemma Rose, who played it in.

GOAL

Arsenal 1-2 Liverpool - Natalia Pablos

Natalia
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Oh my...what a beautiful finish by Natalia Pablos, the Spanish forward volleying Jemma Rose's long punt into the Liverpool box over the keeper.

Superb technique from the Arsenal player and the hosts are right back in this.

YELLOW CARD

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

There's another half an hour remaining but evidence Liverpool are trying to run down the clock already as keeper Libby Stout is booked for time wasting.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

Loads of possession by Arsenal but they can't do anything with it. The crowd continues to scream encouragement each time they go forward but frustration is growing - both on and off the pitch.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

So nearly a spectacular own goal by Marta Corredera as the Arsenal forward makes a total hash of trying to clear Asisat Oshoala's overhead kick.

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Is women's football mainstream now?

Will you go to more games? Have your say on the  BBC Match of the Day Facebook  page.  

Ben Phillips:  I've watched three England women's matches at Ewood. All three suffered from a lack of atmosphere and quality. It can never be considered mainstream like men's football because it's just not as good.

Chris Ward:  Now so many players are full-time, you can see the level of concentration and fitness is maintained for the whole 90 minutes. The WSL is competitive and entertaining. The only way is up.

Dave Watkins:  Here is my honest opinion - any true fan of the game of football, will show an interest in the game at any level, from pro to semi-pro to the women's league. A good game is a good game. I wish people would stop trying to compare the men and women's games, both different and both can be enjoyed in different ways. If the women's game really does take off and it encourages more young people to get out and play, that can only be a good thing... and as such, anyone with an interest in football, should be supporting the women's game still.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

End to end now.

Arsenal are throwing players forward and that is leaving big holes at the back.

Asisat Oshoala has a great chance to break into the penalty area, but Arsenal's defence manages to scramble the ball away.

The hosts respond through substitute Natalia Pablos, whose curling attempt from outside the area rattles an advertising board.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

Lindsay Johnson

Everton defender on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

Arsenal have shown their intentions from the off there. A few of their players went forward there, whereas Dan Carter was isolated in the first half. If they continue like that we’re in for  an exciting second half.

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

Plenty of attacking intent from the Gunners at the start of the second half. Little end product.

SUBSTITUTION

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

Arsenal need to do something drastically to get back into this and boss Pedro Martinez Losa hopes two changes at the start of the second half will help.

Midfielder Jade Bailey is replaced by forward Natalia Pablos, while striker Chioma Ubogagu is on for midfielder Carla Humphrey.

Liverpool have made one change, New Zealand forward Rosie White is on for Katrin Omarsdottir.  

KICK-OFF

Arsenal 0-2 Liverpool

We're back under way at Boreham Wood. Three changes at the start of the second half..