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Arsenal Women 3-0 Yeovil Town Ladies: Kim Little & Beth Mead help Gunners to win

Kim Little
Arsenal captain Kim Little scored twice after half-time to inspire her side to victory

Kim Little scored twice as Women's Super League title hopefuls Arsenal battled past bottom side Yeovil Town.

Yeovil, who have lost 13 of their 14 league matches this season, produced an impressive defensive display to keep it 0-0 until the hour mark.

But Little's deflected strike broke their resistance, before Beth Mead's looping effort doubled the lead.

Little made it 3-0 from the spot after Mead was fouled, ensuring the Gunners stay two points behind Manchester City.

But Arsenal, who had lost two of their previous four WSL matches, have two games in hand on City and the title is still in their hands.

Yeovil, meanwhile, are edging closer towards possible relegation - they are now three points adrift at the bottom of the table, have played a game more than Everton who sit directly above them and their goal difference is the worst in the division.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 4Arnth JensenSubstituted forMcCabeat 58'minutes
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 2VejeSubstituted forHazardat 81'minutes
  • 20Bloodworth
  • 17Evans
  • 7van de Donk
  • 10Little
  • 23Mead
  • 11MiedemaSubstituted forKuykenat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15McCabe
  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 24Kuyken
  • 29Hazard
  • 33Albuquerque

Yeovil United

Formation 5-4-1

  • 1Walsh
  • 15BuxtonSubstituted forGoddardat 89'minutes
  • 6ShortBooked at 64mins
  • 12Mason
  • 5CousinsBooked at 73mins
  • 3Alexander
  • 25McLauchlan
  • 4Syme
  • 8Horwood
  • 9HeathersonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDonovanat 69'minutes
  • 26BloomfieldSubstituted forFergussonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Goddard
  • 7Fergusson
  • 14Donovan
  • 17Fischer
  • 23North
  • 27Gauvain
  • 28Taylor
Attendance:
1,107

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamYeovil United
Possession
Home80%
Away20%
Shots
Home37
Away3
Shots on Target
Home12
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

  3. Post update

    Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Amy Goddard (Yeovil Town Ladies).

  5. Post update

    Offside, Arsenal Women. Daniëlle van de Donk tries a through ball, but Beth Mead is caught offside.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Hannah Short (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicola Cousins.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).

  8. Post update

    Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Amy Goddard replaces Charlotte Buxton.

  10. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kim Little.

  11. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Amelia Hazard (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rachel McLauchlan.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

  14. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Emily Donovan.

  15. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

  16. Post update

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

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Women. Amelia Hazard replaces Katrine Veje.

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ava Kuyken replaces Vivianne Miedema.

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women16115045113438
2Arsenal Women14120253114236
3Chelsea Women1695230111932
4B'ham City Women159152014628
5Bristol City Women156451322-922
6West Ham Women156182128-719
7Reading Women145361920-118
8Liverpool Women145181122-1116
9Brighton Women1633101132-2112
10Everton Women13139826-186
11Yeovil United141013842-343
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