The FA Women's Super League
Arsenal WomenArsenal Women2B'ham City WomenBirmingham City Women0

Arsenal maintained their position three points clear at the top of the Women's Super League with a 2-0 win over Birmingham City at Meadow Park.

The home side dominated from the start and it was captain Kim Little who put them ahead in the ninth minute, heading a Vivianne Miedema cross into the bottom right-hand corner.

Jordan Nobbs scored an impressive half-volley from the top right of the box from a Leah Williamson long ball in the 23rd minute to put Arsenal 2-0 up.

By half-time Arsenal could have been six or seven goals ahead after a number of narrow misses and a goal disallowed for offside.

Birmingham came out with more aggression in the second half and Arsenal were unable to extend their lead.

The away team, however, never posed enough of an attacking threat for a comeback to be on the cards.

Match report supplied by PA Media.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 20Maier
  • 6Williamson
  • 22Schnaderbeck
  • 15McCabe
  • 10Little
  • 13Wälti
  • 17Evans
  • 8Nobbs
  • 7van de DonkSubstituted forRoordat 87'minutes
  • 11Miedema

Substitutes

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 14Roord
  • 16Quinn
  • 23Mead
  • 26Grant
  • 27Filis

B'ham City Women

  • 1Hampton
  • 26Simkin
  • 3Scott
  • 25Holloway
  • 15Jordan
  • 37Staniforth
  • 7Arthur
  • 20Walker
  • 19WhippSubstituted forScofieldat 64'minutes
  • 11GrantSubstituted forMaylingat 64'minutes
  • 8WilliamsSubstituted forBrownat 87'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Mayling
  • 13Brooks
  • 18Scofield
  • 23Gregory
  • 28Brown
Referee:
Elizabeth Simms
Attendance:
2,106

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamB'ham City Women
Possession
Home67%
Away33%
Shots
Home14
Away6
Shots on Target
Home7
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away6
Fouls
Home7
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Arsenal Women 2, Birmingham City Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 2, Birmingham City Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jill Roord (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jill Roord (Arsenal Women).

  5. Post update

    Lily Simkin (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Laura Brown replaces Rachel Williams.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Arsenal Women. Jill Roord replaces Daniëlle van de Donk.

  8. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women).

  10. Post update

    Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Rachel Williams.

  12. Post update

    Foul by Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women).

  13. Post update

    Chloe Arthur (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Kim Little (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Lily Simkin (Birmingham City Women).

  16. Post update

    Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Rachel Williams (Birmingham City Women).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Connie Scofield replaces Lucy Whipp.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Sarah Mayling replaces Abbi Grant.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Claudia Walker (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Rachel Williams.