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Women's Super League One: Sunderland Ladies 0-4 Arsenal Ladies

Fara Williams in action for Arsenal Ladies
Fara Williams has scored five goals in 14 appearances for Arsenal since joining them from Liverpool this season

Fara Williams scored one penalty and had another saved as Arsenal beat Sunderland to extend their unbeaten run to nine games in all competitions.

Abby Holmes' foul on Dan Carter gave Williams her first chance from the spot, only for Rachael Laws to save and Vicky Losada to follow up and score.

Jordan Nobbs' finish with the outside of her boot made it 2-0 at the break.

Dan Carter added a third from close range before Williams beat Laws with her second penalty attempt.

The England international returned to make amends for her earlier miss after Danielle van de Donk was brought down by Danielle Brown.

Arsenal have now beaten Sunderland three times this season, having put five past the Black Cats in the Women's Super League in June after previously thrashing them 7-0 on the way to collecting a 14th Women's FA Cup trophy.

Sunderland Ladies defender Hayley Sharp: "Arsenal are an excellent team, they have some great players and a lot of internationals.

"They are probably the best footballing team in the league and it's good to have finished with them for this season.

"We've now got to pick ourselves up and go again."

Arsenal Ladies midfielder Jordan Nobbs: "I'm glad to have got a goal, but I was proud of the girls today for the way we played.

"Every game counts for us and we're creeping around the back door.

"We need the other teams to drop points but at the moment, we're putting in great team performances."

Sunderland Ladies: Laws, Brown, Sharp, Bannon, Williams, Holmes; Staniforth (McDougall 86), Furness (Potts 58), Hill (Roche 58); Chaplen, Mead.

Substitutes not used: Olsen, Beer, Ramshaw,Kelly

Arsenal Ladies: Van Veenendaal; Scott (Corredera 68), Stoney, Rose, Janssen; Nobbs, Williams (Mitchell 61), Losada; Van de Donk (McCabe 73); Pablos Sanchon, Carter

Substitutes not used: Rogers, Dean, Wubben-Moy, Oshoala.

Referee: John Matthews

Attendance: 608

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

Formation 5-3-2

  • 1Laws
  • 46Brown
  • 5Bannon
  • 14Sharp
  • 21Williams
  • 2Holmes
  • 37StaniforthSubstituted forMcDougallat 86'minutes
  • 28HillSubstituted forRocheat 58'minutes
  • 4FurnessSubstituted forPottsat 58'minutes
  • 9Mead
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 7Ramshaw
  • 8McDougall
  • 10Roche
  • 20Kelly
  • 24Gunn Olsen
  • 32Beer
  • 36Potts

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 13van Veenendaal
  • 2ScottSubstituted forCorredera Ruedaat 68'minutes
  • 19Rose
  • 5Stoney
  • 20Janssen
  • 6Losada Gomez
  • 4WilliamsSubstituted forMitchellat 61'minutes
  • 8Nobbs
  • 21van de DonkSubstituted forMcCabeat 73'minutes
  • 9Carter
  • 7Pablos SanchonBooked at 41mins

Substitutes

  • 3Mitchell
  • 15McCabe
  • 17Corredera Rueda
  • 24Oshoala
  • 26Dean
  • 27Rogers
Attendance:
608

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home7
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home2
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Arsenal Ladies 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Arsenal Ladies 4.

  3. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Vicky Losada with a cross.

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Kelly McDougall replaces Lucy Staniforth.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Marta Corredera (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Vicky Losada.

  6. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Rachael Laws.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Ladies).

  8. Post update

    Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Abby Holmes.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Stephanie Roche.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vicky Losada.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Abby Holmes.

  13. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Abby Holmes.

  14. Post update

    Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Rachael Laws tries a through ball, but Stephanie Roche is caught offside.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Katie McCabe replaces Daniëlle van de Donk.

  16. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Ladies. Conceded by Victoria Williams.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Natalia (Arsenal Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Marta Corredera.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Ladies. Marta Corredera replaces Alex Scott.

  19. Post update

    Attempt missed. Natalia (Arsenal Ladies) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Natalia.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women97202121923
2Chelsea Women1071227111622
3Arsenal Women106221881020
4B'ham City Women1145276117
5Liverpool Women103431614213
6Notts County Ladies9225815-78
7Sunderland Ladies111371027-176
8Reading Women8053712-55
9Doncaster Rovers Belles6006322-190
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