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Arsenal Women 3-1 Reading Women

Dominique Janssen in action for Arsenal
Arsenal are above fourth-placed Liverpool on goal difference

Arsenal Women beat Reading Women to extend their unbeaten run to 12 games and move up to third in WSL 1.

Captain Kim Little curled into the far corner to put the hosts ahead from Jordan Nobbs' pass.

Louise Quinn then outjumped keeper Mary Earps, with Dominique Janssen heading over the line for Arsenal's second.

Fara Williams volleyed in to pull one back for Reading but Danielle van de Donk rounded the keeper to slot home and seal the points for Arsenal.

Joe Montemurro's side are five points behind second-placed Manchester City Women, with a game in hand, while Reading drop to sixth in the table.

Nobbs, who played a part in two goals, almost scored herself but saw a bicycle kick go just over the bar.

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Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 18Evans
  • 6WilliamsonBooked at 83mins
  • 16Quinn
  • 3MitchellSubstituted forMcCabeat 71'minutes
  • 8Nobbs
  • 10LittleSubstituted forMeadat 82'minutes
  • 21van de Donk
  • 9CarterSubstituted forO'Reillyat 80'minutes
  • 20Janssen
  • 11Miedema

Substitutes

  • 13Moorhouse
  • 15McCabe
  • 17O'Reilly
  • 23Mead
  • 26Kuyken
  • 28Ngunga
  • 29Cooke

Reading Women

  • 1Earps
  • 23Rowe
  • 6PearceBooked at 78mins
  • 22Potter
  • 20HardingBooked at 53mins
  • 7FurnessBooked at 74mins
  • 18Moore
  • 8AllenSubstituted forLinnettat 74'minutes
  • 4Williams
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forScottat 69'minutes
  • 10Bruton

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 3Scott
  • 9Linnett
  • 11Fletcher
  • 21Moloney
Referee:
Chris O'Donnell

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home50%
Away50%
Shots
Home17
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away1
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home10
Away14

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Women 3, Reading FC Women 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 3, Reading FC Women 1.

Corner, Reading FC Women. Conceded by Beth Mead.

Attempt blocked. Kirsty Linnett (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

Foul by Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women).

Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

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

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Rachel Rowe (Reading FC Women).

Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Jade Moore (Reading FC Women).

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

Attempt saved. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Heather O'Reilly.

Attempt missed. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Booking

Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Kirsty Linnett (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Beth Mead replaces Kim Little.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Heather O'Reilly replaces Danielle Carter.

Attempt missed. Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women).

Danielle Carter (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).

Offside, Arsenal Women. Dominique Janssen tries a through ball, but Danielle Carter is caught offside.

Booking

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

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Kirsty Linnett replaces Remi Allen.

Foul by Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women).

Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Katie McCabe replaces Emma Mitchell.

Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Harriet Scott replaces Brooke Chaplen.

Offside, Arsenal Women. Lisa Evans tries a through ball, but Vivianne Miedema is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 3, Reading FC Women 1. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Vivianne Miedema.

Attempt missed. Dominique Janssen (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Natasha Harding.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women149503592632
2Man City Women1392236132329
3Arsenal Women1273225131224
4Liverpool Women138052617924
5B'ham City Women147252215723
6Reading Women1464431171422
7Sunderland Ladies134181131-2013
8Everton Ladies123181417-310
9Bristol City Women12219531-267
10Yeovil Town Ladies130112042-421
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