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Bristol City Women 1-6 Arsenal Women

Danielle van de Donk
Netherlands playmaker Danielle van de Donk netted a brace for the Gunners

Arsenal's convincing win at Bristol City on the final day of the Women's Super League 1 season was not enough for the Gunners to qualify for Europe.

Joe Montemurro's side had to settle for third in the table despite hitting six past the Vixens, as Manchester City beat Everton to hold on to second spot.

Danielle van de Donk, Kim Little, Leah Williamson, Beth Mead and Katie McCabe all netted in a rampant first half.

Chloe Arthur pulled one back after the break, before Van de Donk made it 6-1.

The Gunners - who won the Continental Tyres Cup and reached the Women's FA Cup final - finished one point off second spot.

They may look back to April's 0-0 draw at bottom side Yeovil as a result that cost them heavily in the race to qualify for Europe.

Bristol City slipped to eighth, dropping below Sunderland, who beat Yeovil.

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

  • 22Baggaley
  • 2Dykes
  • 6Kerkdijk
  • 21Turner
  • 4Matthews
  • 20Biesmans
  • 7Arthur
  • 10FergussonSubstituted forAllenat 45'minutes
  • 8HumphreySubstituted forPalmerat 45'minutes
  • 11Hemp
  • 29FarrowSubstituted forDanielsat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Brown
  • 9Daniels
  • 12Allen
  • 13Watson
  • 14Palmer
  • 16Estcourt
  • 18Wilson

Arsenal Women

  • 13Moorhouse
  • 18Evans
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 3MitchellSubstituted forCookeat 78'minutes
  • 8Nobbs
  • 20Janssen
  • 10Little
  • 23Mead
  • 9CarterSubstituted forMcCabeat 39'minutes
  • 7van de DonkSubstituted forNgungaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 15McCabe
  • 28Ngunga
  • 29Cooke
Referee:
Dale Wootton
Attendance:
724

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home25%
Away75%
Shots
Home7
Away21
Shots on Target
Home2
Away12
Corners
Home3
Away7
Fouls
Home6
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Arsenal Women 6.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Bristol City WFC 1, Arsenal Women 6.

Attempt saved. Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Lauren Hemp.

Attempt missed. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.

Foul by Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women).

Yana Daniels (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Arsenal Women. Jordan Nobbs tries a through ball, but Beth Mead is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Loren Dykes with a cross.

Attempt missed. Julie Biesmans (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Yana Daniels replaces Millie Farrow.

Attempt missed. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Kim Little.

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

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Millie Turner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Shannon Cooke replaces Emma Mitchell.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Jessica Ngunga replaces Daniëlle van de Donk.

Foul by Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women).

Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City WFC 1, Arsenal Women 6. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe with a cross.

Attempt missed. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Flo Allen.

Attempt missed. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Millie Farrow.

Goal!

Goal! Bristol City WFC 1, Arsenal Women 5. Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from outside the box to the high centre of the goal.

Offside, Arsenal Women. Lisa Evans tries a through ball, but Katie McCabe is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Loren Dykes with a cross.

Attempt saved. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie McCabe with a cross.

Emma Mitchell (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC).

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Emma Mitchell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Danique Kerkdijk (Bristol City WFC) because of an injury.

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Leah Williamson.

Corner, Bristol City WFC. Conceded by Anna Moorhouse.

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).

Chloe Arthur (Bristol City WFC) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Arsenal Women. Leah Williamson tries a through ball, but Beth Mead is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Beth Mead.

Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lauren Hemp (Bristol City WFC).

Second Half

Second Half begins Bristol City WFC 0, Arsenal Women 5.

Substitution

Substitution, Bristol City WFC. Aimee Palmer replaces Carla Humphrey.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women18135044133144
2Man City Women18122451173438
3Arsenal Women18114338182037
4Reading Women1895440182232
5B'ham City Women1893630181230
6Liverpool Women189183027328
7Sunderland Ladies1851121540-2516
8Bristol City Women1851121347-3416
9Everton Ladies1842121930-1114
10Yeovil Town Ladies180216254-522
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