The FA Women's Super League
Arsenal Women1Liverpool Women0

Women's Super League: Arsenal 1-0 Liverpool - Miedema seals victory

Vivianne Miedema scores for Arsenal
Arsenal were not at their best but Vivianne Miedema's fourth WSL goal this season proved enough

Arsenal stayed third with a comfortable victory over bottom side Liverpool - who are still to score from open play in the Women's Super League this term.

Last season's champions struggled early on, needing goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger to tip Sophie Bradley-Auckland's header against the post.

But the hosts led when Jill Roord found Vivianne Miedema, who drilled past Anke Preuss clinically from 15 yards.

Leah Williamson later hit the bar while Liverpool offered little going forward.

Danielle van de Donk and Beth Mead spurned good chances in the box for Arsenal, who may rue not winning by a wider margin with goal difference a potential decider in this year's title race.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 17Evans
  • 6Williamson
  • 5Beattie
  • 15McCabeSubstituted forMaierat 45'minutes
  • 10Little
  • 14Roord
  • 23Mead
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forWältiat 80'minutes
  • 7van de Donk
  • 11Miedema

Substitutes

  • 13Wälti
  • 16Quinn
  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 20Maier
  • 22Schnaderbeck
  • 26Grant
  • 27Filis

Liverpool Women

  • 1Preuss
  • 22Jane
  • 6Bradley-Auckland
  • 5Fahey
  • 3Robe
  • 4Roberts
  • 8Bailey
  • 11Lawley
  • 24LinnettSubstituted forMurrayat 78'minutes
  • 20BabajideSubstituted forHodsonat 65'minutes
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk

Substitutes

  • 10Murray
  • 14Hodson
  • 17Charles
  • 18Kitching
  • 19Rodgers
  • 21Kearns
Referee:
Elizabeth Simms
Attendance:
2,017

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home16
Away5
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home8
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

Foul by Beth Mead (Arsenal Women).

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

Jill Roord (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women).

Manuela Zinsberger (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ashley Hodson (Liverpool Women).

Foul by Leonie Maier (Arsenal Women).

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Melissa Lawley (Liverpool Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Sophie Bradley-Auckland.

Leonie Maier (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rebecca Jane (Liverpool Women).

Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

Niamh Fahey (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley-Auckland.

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

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Lia Wälti replaces Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Christie Murray replaces Kirsty Linnett.

Attempt missed. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Lisa Evans.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley-Auckland.

Attempt blocked. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Attempt blocked. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Leah Williamson.

Attempt missed. Leighanne Robe (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Attempt blocked. Jennifer Beattie (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Beth Mead with a cross.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Niamh Fahey.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Ashley Hodson replaces Rinsola Babajide.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Anke Preuss.

Attempt saved. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Jill Roord.

Attempt missed. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Leonie Maier.

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rinsola Babajide.

Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Jill Roord.

Attempt blocked. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vivianne Miedema.

Leonie Maier (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Leonie Maier replaces Katie McCabe.

Second Half

Second Half begins Arsenal Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women76101831519
2Man City Women76011711618
3Arsenal Women7601123918
4Everton Women7502115615
5Man Utd Women7403113812
6Reading Women63121011-110
7Tottenham Women7304610-49
8West Ham Women7205816-86
9Brighton Women7124514-95
10Bristol City Women7034517-123
11B'ham City Women6105214-123
12Liverpool Women701619-81
View full The FA Women's Super League table

Top Stories