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Arsenal Women 3-0 Yeovil Town Ladies: Kim Little & Beth Mead help Gunners to win

Kim Little
Arsenal captain Kim Little scored twice after half-time to inspire her side to victory

Kim Little scored twice as Women's Super League title hopefuls Arsenal battled past bottom side Yeovil Town.

Yeovil, who have lost 13 of their 14 league matches this season, produced an impressive defensive display to keep it 0-0 until the hour mark.

But Little's deflected strike broke their resistance, before Beth Mead's looping effort doubled the lead.

Little made it 3-0 from the spot after Mead was fouled, ensuring the Gunners stay two points behind Manchester City.

But Arsenal, who had lost two of their previous four WSL matches, have two games in hand on City and the title is still in their hands.

Yeovil, meanwhile, are edging closer towards possible relegation - they are now three points adrift at the bottom of the table, have played a game more than Everton who sit directly above them and their goal difference is the worst in the division.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 1van Veenendaal
  • 4Arnth JensenSubstituted forMcCabeat 58'minutes
  • 6Williamson
  • 16Quinn
  • 2VejeSubstituted forHazardat 81'minutes
  • 20Bloodworth
  • 17Evans
  • 7van de Donk
  • 10Little
  • 23Mead
  • 11MiedemaSubstituted forKuykenat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 15McCabe
  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 24Kuyken
  • 29Hazard
  • 33Albuquerque

Yeovil Town Ladies

  • 1Walsh
  • 15BuxtonSubstituted forGoddardat 89'minutes
  • 6ShortBooked at 64mins
  • 12Mason
  • 5CousinsBooked at 73mins
  • 3Alexander
  • 25McLauchlan
  • 4Syme
  • 8Horwood
  • 9HeathersonBooked at 38minsSubstituted forDonovanat 69'minutes
  • 26BloomfieldSubstituted forFergussonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Goddard
  • 7Fergusson
  • 14Donovan
  • 17Fischer
  • 23North
  • 27Gauvain
  • 28Taylor
Attendance:
1,107

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamYeovil Town Ladies
Possession
Home80%
Away20%
Shots
Home37
Away3
Shots on Target
Home12
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away0
Fouls
Home8
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0.

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

Foul by Amy Goddard (Yeovil Town Ladies).

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

Attempt blocked. Hannah Short (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nicola Cousins.

Foul by Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women).

Emily Donovan (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Amy Goddard replaces Charlotte Buxton.

Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kim Little.

Attempt blocked. Amelia Hazard (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Rachel McLauchlan.

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

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Emily Donovan.

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Megan Walsh.

Attempt saved. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Amelia Hazard replaces Katrine Veje.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Ava Kuyken replaces Vivianne Miedema.

Attempt saved. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

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 Hannah Short.

Attempt missed. Rachel McLauchlan (Yeovil Town Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Charlotte Buxton.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 3, Yeovil Town Ladies 0. Kim Little (Arsenal Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the bottom left corner.

Booking

Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Penalty Arsenal Women. Beth Mead draws a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty conceded by Nicola Cousins (Yeovil Town Ladies) after a foul in the penalty area.

Attempt blocked. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is blocked.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 2, Yeovil Town Ladies 0. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

Substitution

Substitution, Yeovil Town Ladies. Emily Donovan replaces Ann-Marie Heatherson.

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

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Hannah Short.

Booking

Hannah Short (Yeovil Town Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Lisa Evans (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ann-Marie Heatherson (Yeovil Town Ladies).

Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

Hannah Short (Yeovil Town Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 1, Yeovil Town Ladies 0. Kim Little (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Katie McCabe replaces Janni Arnth.

Attempt saved. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominique Bloodworth.

Attempt missed. Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Beth Mead.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women16115045113438
2Arsenal Women14120253114236
3Chelsea Women1695230111932
4B'ham City Women159152014628
5Bristol City Women156451322-922
6West Ham Women156182128-719
7Reading Women145361920-118
8Liverpool Women145181122-1116
9Brighton Women1633101132-2112
10Everton Ladies13139826-186
11Yeovil Town Ladies141013842-343
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