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Arsenal Women 6-0 Reading Women: Leaders maintain 100% start in style

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Highlights: Arsenal Women 6-0 Reading Women

Arsenal maintained their 100% winning start to the Women's Super League season in style as Vivianne Miedema's hat-trick helped them thrash Reading.

Miedema's early header, Jordan Nobbs' placed finish and Beth Mead's fine shot in to the far corner gave manager Joe Montemurro's side a 3-0 half-time lead.

Miedema tucked in her second after the break, before her Netherlands team-mate Danielle van de Donk slid in for 5-0.

The clinical striker slotted in when one-on-one to claim her treble late on.

Reading, who had just three shots to the Gunners' 18, arguably saw their best chance fall to England's former Arsenal midfielder Fara Williams in the first half, but she could not get the ball out cleanly from under her feet after racing through.

Miedema, who went close to adding to the score either side of half-time, took her personal tally to nine league goals for the season already, in Arsenal's fifth WSL game.

The leaders - who won 5-0 at defending champions Chelsea last Sunday - have scored 27 league goals, averaging more than five goals per game.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 6Williamson
  • 20BloodworthSubstituted forQuinnat 64'minutes
  • 3Mitchell
  • 19Wälti
  • 17Evans
  • 7van de Donk
  • 15McCabe
  • 23MeadSubstituted forSamuelssonat 78'minutes
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forKuykenat 85'minutes
  • 11Miedema

Substitutes

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 12Samuelsson
  • 16Quinn
  • 24Kuyken

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 2Jane
  • 6PearceBooked at 8mins
  • 22Potter
  • 11Harding
  • 10Bruton
  • 4Williams
  • 7FurnessBooked at 45mins
  • 8AllenSubstituted forBartripat 55'minutes
  • 9DavisonSubstituted forEstcourtat 77'minutes
  • 19ChaplenSubstituted forWoodhamat 77'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Bartrip
  • 17Estcourt
  • 27Laws
  • 28Woodham
Referee:
Abby Marriott
Attendance:
1,586

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamReading Women
Possession
Home58%
Away42%
Shots
Home20
Away4
Shots on Target
Home9
Away1
Corners
Home7
Away0
Fouls
Home7
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Women 6, Reading FC Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 6, Reading FC Women 0.

Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

Natasha Harding (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Lauren Bruton.

Attempt blocked. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ava Kuyken.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Natasha Harding.

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

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

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Natasha Harding.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 6, Reading FC Women 0. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Daniëlle van de Donk.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ava Kuyken replaces Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Jessica Samuelsson replaces Beth Mead.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Lily Woodham replaces Brooke Chaplen.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Charlie Estcourt replaces Gemma Davison.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 5, Reading FC Women 0. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Kirsty Pearce tries a through ball, but Brooke Chaplen is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Louise Quinn (Arsenal Women) header from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs with a cross following a set piece situation.

Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Rebecca Jane (Reading FC Women).

Foul by Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women).

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

Attempt missed. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lia Wälti following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Louise Quinn replaces Dominique Bloodworth because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Dominique Bloodworth (Arsenal Women) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading FC Women. Molly Bartrip replaces Remi Allen because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top right corner following a corner.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Grace Moloney.

Attempt saved. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jordan Nobbs.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 4, Reading FC Women 0. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe with a cross.

Attempt missed. Lisa Evans (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right misses to the right. Assisted by Vivianne Miedema.

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

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

Second Half

Second Half begins Arsenal Women 3, Reading FC Women 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Arsenal Women 3, Reading FC Women 0.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 3, Reading FC Women 0. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vivianne Miedema.

Booking

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

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

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women55002732415
2Man City Women64202251714
3B'ham City Women641163313
4Liverpool Women530247-39
5Bristol City Women52215418
6Reading Women521257-27
7Chelsea Women614125-37
8West Ham Women5113613-74
9Everton Ladies402238-52
10Brighton Women6015314-111
11Yeovil Town Ladies5005317-140
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