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Everton Ladies 0-4 Arsenal Women: Leaders maintain 100% WSL record with win

Leaders Arsenal maintained their 100% Women's Super League record, but were made to work for their eighth consecutive win by winless Everton.

Kirstie Levell made a string of fine saves for Everton but Danielle van de Donk fired in just before the break.

Arsenal captain Jordan Nobbs doubled the lead soon after half-time before Vivianne Miedema added a quick brace.

But there was late concern for Arsenal when Nobbs had to be stretchered off with a knee injury.

England international Nobbs appeared to twist her right knee after a challenge on Everton midfielder Chloe Kelly and medics were quickly on hand to treat her with oxygen.

Earlier she had proved key in helping break down a stubborn and disciplined Everton defence, with Levell pulling off some stunning saves to deny the Gunners an opener until the stroke of half-time.

Van de Donk found a way past Levell with a rifling left-foot shot moments after Miedema had a header tipped onto the crossbar and Katie McCabe saw a close-range shot palmed away.

But Arsenal's superior class in attack told in the second half as within 60 seconds, Nobbs and Miedema stretched Joe Montemurro's side's lead to 3-0.

Nobbs finished calmly from Miedema's cross and then the striker pounced on a mistake by Everton centre-back Georgia Brougham from the edge of the penalty box.

Nobbs then turned provider for Miedema to add her second and Arsenal's fourth goal midway through the second half for a commanding win that leaves Everton still winless after seven games.

Arsenal, meanwhile, move six points clear of Manchester City at the top of the table.

Line-ups

Everton Women

Formation 4-4-2

  • 1Levell
  • 2Bryson
  • 4Brougham
  • 6George
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 11KellyBooked at 63mins
  • 12James
  • 20Finnigan
  • 8KaagmanSubstituted forWalkerat 56'minutes
  • 10Magill
  • 16CainSubstituted forHughesat 72'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Walker
  • 14Hinds
  • 22Bruinenberg
  • 25Flaherty
  • 28Hughes

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 19Wälti
  • 3MitchellSubstituted forKuykenat 71'minutes
  • 20Bloodworth
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forGrantat 82'minutes
  • 7van de DonkSubstituted forGayleat 77'minutes
  • 15McCabe
  • 11Miedema
  • 23Mead

Substitutes

  • 17Evans
  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 24Kuyken
  • 27Grant
  • 28Gayle
Referee:
Lucy Oliver
Attendance:
367

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton WomenAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home9
Away20
Shots on Target
Home2
Away12
Corners
Home1
Away10
Fouls
Home12
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Everton Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 0, Arsenal Women 4.

  3. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Georgia Brougham.

  4. Post update

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

  5. Post update

    Foul by Faye Bryson (Everton Ladies).

  6. Post update

    Foul by Ruby Grant (Arsenal Women).

  7. Post update

    Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  8. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Georgia Brougham.

  9. Post update

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

  10. Post update

    Foul by Simone Magill (Everton Ladies).

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Louise Quinn (Arsenal Women).

  13. Post update

    Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  14. Post update

    Paige Bailey Gayle (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies).

  16. Post update

    Louise Quinn (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Simone Magill (Everton Ladies).

  18. Post update

    Attempt missed. Elise Hughes (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

  19. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ruby Grant replaces Jordan Nobbs because of an injury.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women88003843424
2Man City Women85302662018
3Chelsea Women9441105516
4B'ham City Women8512106416
5Reading Women8422139414
6Bristol City Women8323712-511
7Liverpool Women8305513-89
8West Ham Women8215819-117
9Brighton Women8116619-134
10Yeovil United8107524-193
11Everton Women7025415-112
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