The FA Women's Super League
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Reading Women 0-0 Arsenal Women

Phil Neville
Phil Neville saw a second WSL match in as many days, having been at Liverpool on Saturday

Reading and Arsenal played out a goalless draw in Women's Super League One in front of the new England head coach Phil Neville at Adams Park.

The result saw both sides lose ground on their rivals and came in stark contrast to Arsenal's thrilling 3-2 League Cup semi-final win at Reading on the same ground two weeks previously.

Both keepers produced a number of fine saves in an even contest.

Arsenal, in fourth, are now 10 points adrift of leaders Manchester City.

Reading remain sixth, having moved above Sunderland on goal difference but been leapfrogged by Birmingham City, who were 3-0 winners over Yeovil Town.

Reading manager Kelly Chambers:

"It was a fantastic performance. We made changes and did some work in training, but for the information that the girls were given and in such a short space of time, to deliver that was fantastic.

"We had moments in the game where we controlled the game, we ran the game, and we should have scored as well.

"I think there are some exciting young players within our ranks. They need to be looked at for the national team. I'm hoping Phil Neville has seen the quality of the performance that we put out this afternoon."

Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro:

"It is really important that we are being more than competitive and are working hard for the shirt - competition and being a team that is competitive should be the minimum.

"On the second-half performance, I feel we dropped two points.

"We created enough to finish the game off - it lacked an important part of finishing."

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 21Moloney
  • 23RoweBooked at 25mins
  • 6Pearce
  • 22Potter
  • 3Scott
  • 7FurnessBooked at 84mins
  • 4Williams
  • 8Allen
  • 20Harding
  • 10Bruton
  • 19Chaplen

Substitutes

  • 5Bartrip
  • 11Fletcher
  • 15Green
  • 35Clifford

Arsenal Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 18EvansBooked at 73mins
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 3Mitchell
  • 20Janssen
  • 8NobbsBooked at 74mins
  • 21van de Donk
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 11MiedemaBooked at 62mins
  • 23Mead

Substitutes

  • 2Scott
  • 9Carter
  • 13Moorhouse
  • 15McCabe
  • 19Rose
  • 22James
  • 26Kuyken
Referee:
Helen Byrne
Attendance:
690

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home47%
Away53%
Shots
Home9
Away13
Shots on Target
Home3
Away6
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home7
Away19

Live Text

Match ends, Reading FC Women 0, Arsenal Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 0, Arsenal Women 0.

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

Foul by Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women).

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Dominique Janssen.

Attempt blocked. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Natasha Harding.

Attempt missed. Emma Mitchell (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 Grace Moloney.

Attempt saved. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Attempt missed. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Fara Williams.

Attempt saved. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Remi Allen.

Foul by Beth Mead (Arsenal Women).

Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rachel Furness.

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

Booking

Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women).

Attempt saved. Brooke Chaplen (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Furness.

Foul by Beth Mead (Arsenal Women).

Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Heather O'Reilly.

Offside, Arsenal Women. Emma Mitchell tries a through ball, but Jordan Nobbs is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Remi Allen.

Booking

Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women).

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Booking

Lisa Evans (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lisa Evans (Arsenal Women).

Harriet Scott (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Leah Williamson.

Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Grace Moloney (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women).

Attempt missed. Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jo Potter with a cross following a set piece situation.

Booking

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card.

Harriet Scott (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women77002772021
2Chelsea Women76102542119
3Liverpool Women75021751215
4Arsenal Women73221311211
5B'ham City Women83141213-110
6Reading Women7232141049
7Sunderland Ladies8305721-149
8Bristol City Women8215421-177
9Everton Ladies82061113-26
10Yeovil Town Ladies7007025-250
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