The FA Women's Super League
Sunderland Ladies0Arsenal Women2

Sunderland Ladies 0-2 Arsenal Women

Beth Mead
Former Sunderland striker Beth Mead doubled Arsenal's lead against her former club

Arsenal kept pressure on Manchester City in the race to qualify for Europe as they won at Sunderland in Women's Super League One.

Scotland's Kim Little opened the scoring for the visitors with a deflected strike early on.

Beth Mead tucked in from Katie McCabe's low cross to make it 2-0 before half-time, as Arsenal moved up to third.

Defeat saw Sunderland stay ninth, while the Gunners remain within a point of rivals City, with one match remaining.

Arsenal will earn a top-two spot if they win at Bristol City on the final day on Sunday, 20 May [12:30 BST], provided that second-placed Manchester City do not win at home to Everton.

Line-ups

Sunderland Ladies

  • 1Laws
  • 16Pitman
  • 14Sharp
  • 6WilliamsSubstituted forStewartat 74'minutes
  • 5Sjoman
  • 20Bruinenberg
  • 11WyneBooked at 40mins
  • 18LambertSubstituted forBarkerat 80'minutes
  • 37Staniforth
  • 17JoiceSubstituted forGallowayat 57'minutes
  • 7Ramshaw

Substitutes

  • 4Stewart
  • 9Koren
  • 25Barker
  • 28Galloway
  • 31Preuss
  • 32Young
  • 38Mullen

Arsenal Women

  • 13Moorhouse
  • 18EvansSubstituted forMitchellat 71'minutes
  • 6Williamson
  • 16QuinnSubstituted forO'Reillyat 66'minutes
  • 15McCabe
  • 8Nobbs
  • 20Janssen
  • 10Little
  • 23MeadSubstituted forCookeat 87'minutes
  • 9Carter
  • 7van de Donk

Substitutes

  • 3Mitchell
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 28Ngunga
  • 29Cooke
  • 32Gibson
Referee:
John Matthews
Attendance:
321

Match Stats

Home TeamSunderland LadiesAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home4
Away22
Shots on Target
Home2
Away9
Corners
Home1
Away12
Fouls
Home7
Away3

Live Text

Match ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Sunderland Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 2.

Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Katie Barker tries a through ball, but Bridget Galloway is caught offside.

Foul by Shannon Cooke (Arsenal Women).

Keira Ramshaw (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Zaneta Wyne (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Keira Ramshaw.

Foul by Heather O'Reilly (Arsenal Women).

Zaneta Wyne (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danielle Carter.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Shannon Cooke replaces Beth Mead.

Delay in match Dominique Bruinenberg (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Ellie Stewart.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Katie Barker replaces Mollie Lambert.

Attempt missed. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Hayley Sharp.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Kylla Sjoman.

Foul by Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women).

Ellie Stewart (Sunderland Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Ellie Stewart replaces Victoria Williams.

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

Foul by Mollie Lambert (Sunderland Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Emma Mitchell replaces Lisa Evans.

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

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) because of an injury.

Delay in match Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Kylla Sjoman (Sunderland Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Heather O'Reilly replaces Louise Quinn.

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

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Lucy Staniforth.

Attempt blocked. Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Beth Mead.

Substitution

Substitution, Sunderland Ladies. Bridget Galloway replaces Abbey Joice.

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

Corner, Sunderland Ladies. Conceded by Anna Moorhouse.

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

Attempt saved. Lucy Staniforth (Sunderland Ladies) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Keira Ramshaw.

Offside, Sunderland Ladies. Rachel Pitman tries a through ball, but Abbey Joice is caught offside.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rachel Pitman.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women17125041113041
2Man City Women17112448173135
3Arsenal Women17104332171534
4Reading Women1794439172231
5B'ham City Women1792629171229
6Liverpool Women179172824428
7Bristol City Women1751111241-2916
8Everton Ladies1742111927-814
9Sunderland Ladies1741121339-2613
10Yeovil Town Ladies170215152-512
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