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WSL: Arsenal Women beat Liverpool Women 5-0 as Vivianne Miedema stars

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Women's Super League: Arsenal 5-0 Liverpool highlights

Vivianne Miedema scored a hat-trick as Arsenal Women began the new Women's Super League season with a 5-0 thrashing of Liverpool Women.

The Netherlands international striker tucked home Katie McCabe's cross from six yards to give Arsenal the lead.

She then set up Lisa Evans to fire in the second and was again the architect for Kim Little to slot in the third.

Miedema scuffed in the fourth before half-time and completed her treble by driving in from a free-kick late on.

It was the first hat-trick scored by an Arsenal player in the WSL since Gunners and England legend Kelly Smith in September 2014.

Liverpool briefly threatened to get back into the contest at 2-0 down but Christie Murray's fierce 20-yard drive was brilliantly tipped over the bar by goalkeeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin.

But Arsenal could have also scored further goals, with Miedema the main threat as she twice saw efforts deflected over the bar, while Jordan Nobbs fired across the face of goal.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 17EvansSubstituted forSamuelssonat 67'minutes
  • 20Bloodworth
  • 16Quinn
  • 15McCabe
  • 8Nobbs
  • 19Wälti
  • 10LittleSubstituted forKuykenat 83'minutes
  • 7van de Donk
  • 11Miedema
  • 23Mead

Substitutes

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 3Mitchell
  • 12Samuelsson
  • 24Kuyken

Liverpool Women

  • 1Preuss
  • 6Bradley
  • 12LittleSubstituted forBabajideat 45'minutes
  • 2Matthews
  • 44Murray
  • 10Murray
  • 5FaheyBooked at 80mins
  • 8Coombs
  • 3Robe
  • 17CharlesSubstituted forSweetman-Kirkat 81'minutes
  • 7Clarke

Substitutes

  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 11Daniels
  • 18Kitching
  • 19Rodgers
  • 20Babajide
  • 21Kearns
  • 24Linnett
Referee:
Jason Richardson
Attendance:
1,173

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home20
Away9
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home9
Away3
Fouls
Home5
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Women 5, Liverpool Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 5, Liverpool Women 0.

Attempt missed. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Satara Murray.

Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

Leighanne Robe (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 5, Liverpool Women 0. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe following a set piece situation.

(Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Back pass by Anke Preuss (Liverpool Women).

Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women).

Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Beth Mead.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ava Kuyken replaces Kim Little.

Attempt missed. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Attempt saved. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dominique Bloodworth.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk replaces Niamh Charles.

Booking

Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women).

Attempt saved. Sophie Bradley (Liverpool Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Christie Murray with a cross.

Corner, Liverpool Women. Conceded by Pauline Peyraud-Magnin.

Attempt saved. Niamh Charles (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jessica Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Leighanne Robe.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Niamh Charles.

Louise Quinn (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

Attempt saved. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vivianne Miedema.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Satara Murray (Liverpool Women) because of an injury.

Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Satara Murray (Liverpool Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Jessica Samuelsson replaces Lisa Evans.

Attempt blocked. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley.

Attempt blocked. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Kim Little.

Foul by Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women).

Christie Murray (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women11005053
2Reading Women11004043
3B'ham City Women11001013
4Bristol City Women11001013
5Chelsea Women10100001
6Man City Women10100001
7West Ham Ladies00000000
8Brighton Women100101-10
9Everton Ladies100101-10
10Yeovil Town Ladies100104-40
11Liverpool Women100105-50
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