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Everton Ladies 0-2 Arsenal Women

Vivianne Miedema
Vivianne Miedema opened the scoring for Arsenal

Managerless Arsenal Women scored a goal in each half to beat Everton Ladies for their first Women's Super League One win since the season's opening day.

In their first game since the departure of Pedro Martinez Losa, Arsenal went ahead through Vivianne Miedema's shot.

Everton had a goal disallowed before half time for a foul on visiting goalkeeper Sari van Veenendaal.

Arsenal, led by acting boss Ismael Garcia, added a second Beth Mead's volley deceived Lizzie Durack.

The result moved the London side back to fourth while Everton remain second-bottom, without a point this season.

Dutch keeper Van Veenendaal denied Everton's Claudia Walker several times before Miedema's opener, which went in off the bar.

Everton defender Georgia Brougham:

"In the first half we created so many chances and we went in at half time and said that we need to take these chances when we go back out.

"We came out for the second half and really started to play and push for that goal, but obviously it did not come.

"Lizzie has always been excellent for us, a mistake does not change that. Throughout every single game she has been excellent and she is a great goalkeeper.

"All of the players know how great she is and for 60 minutes she kept us in the game. Now everyone just needs to get around her and help her keep her head up."

Arsenal midfielder Jordan Nobbs:

"Everton came out positively at the start of the second half, but I still think that we were quite dominant on the ball.

"We had to be aware of their threat in the second half but it is good that we have come out of this game with a clean sheet and with a positive win.

"Defensively it was a huge performance. If we came away with a 2-1 win or something like that it just knocks that confidence, so for us to get a clean sheet it is a real positive."

Line-ups

Everton Ladies

  • 13Durack
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 4Brougham
  • 6George
  • 3Turner
  • 18Sweetman-KirkSubstituted forWormat 59'minutes
  • 20Finnigan
  • 8BrettSubstituted forJamesat 59'minutes
  • 17ChanceSubstituted forMunstermanat 83'minutes
  • 11Kelly
  • 9Walker

Substitutes

  • 1Levell
  • 5Worm
  • 12James
  • 14Munsterman
  • 16Bryson

Arsenal Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 19Rose
  • 16Quinn
  • 6Williamson
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 8Nobbs
  • 21van de DonkSubstituted forCarterat 85'minutes
  • 3Mitchell
  • 23Mead
  • 11MiedemaSubstituted forJanssenat 79'minutes
  • 18EvansSubstituted forJamesat 68'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Scott
  • 9Carter
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 14Taylor
  • 20Janssen
  • 22James
  • 24Hinds
Referee:
Lindsey Robinson
Attendance:
435

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton LadiesAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home34%
Away66%
Shots
Home15
Away19
Shots on Target
Home9
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away8
Fouls
Home6
Away10

Live Text

Match ends, Everton Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 2.

Attempt missed. Lauren James (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Danielle Carter.

Foul by Lauren James (Arsenal Women).

Marthe Munsterman (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Everton Ladies. Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah tries a through ball, but Gabby George is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Claudia Walker (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Angharad James.

Attempt saved. Jemma Rose (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Megan Finnigan.

Attempt missed. Siri Worm (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Danielle Carter replaces Daniëlle van de Donk.

Foul by Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women).

Claudia Walker (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Marthe Munsterman replaces Olivia Chance.

Hand ball by Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Dominique Janssen replaces Vivianne Miedema.

Goal!

Goal! Everton Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 2. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from long range on the right to the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Olivia Chance (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Claudia Walker.

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Foul by Emma Mitchell (Arsenal Women).

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Beth Mead.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Lauren James replaces Lisa Evans.

Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Emma Mitchell.

Attempt missed. Jemma Rose (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Siri Worm.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Siri Worm.

Attempt saved. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Leah Williamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Angharad James replaces Jodie Brett.

Substitution

Substitution, Everton Ladies. Siri Worm replaces Courtney Sweetman-Kirk.

Offside, Everton Ladies. Jodie Brett tries a through ball, but Claudia Walker is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Gabby George.

Foul by Heather O'Reilly (Arsenal Women).

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Claudia Walker (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Lizzie Durack.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women44001901912
2Man City Women44001551012
3Reading Women421110377
4Arsenal Women42118807
5Liverpool Women42026516
6Sunderland Ladies4202310-76
7B'ham City Women411279-24
8Bristol City Women4112212-104
9Everton Ladies400439-60
10Yeovil Town Ladies4004012-120
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