Match ends, Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.
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.
- 1van Veenendaal
- 4Arnth JensenSubstituted forMcCabeat 58'minutes
- 2VejeSubstituted forHazardat 81'minutes
- 7van de Donk
- 11MiedemaSubstituted forKuykenat 81'minutes
- 15BuxtonSubstituted forGoddardat 89'minutes
- 6ShortBooked at 64mins
- 5CousinsBooked at 73mins
- 9HeathersonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDonovanat 69'minutes
- 26BloomfieldSubstituted forFergussonat 45'minutes
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.
Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Amy Goddard (Yeovil Town Ladies).
Offside, Arsenal Women. Daniëlle van de Donk tries a through ball, but Beth Mead is caught offside.
Attempt blocked. Hannah Short (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicola Cousins.
Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).
Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Amy Goddard replaces Charlotte Buxton.
Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kim Little.
Attempt blocked. Amelia Hazard (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rachel McLauchlan.
Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Emily Donovan.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Megan Walsh.
Attempt saved. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Amelia Hazard replaces Katrine Veje.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ava Kuyken replaces Vivianne Miedema.
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.
Attempt missed. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.