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Bristol City 0-4 Arsenal: Vivianne Miedema double in win at Bath

Vivianne Miedema scored twice as Arsenal climbed to third in the Women's Super League with an easy win over Bristol City at Twerton Park.

The Netherlands international striker got the first inside four minutes from Danielle van de Donk's pass.

Van de Donk then got the second in first-half injury time.

Arsenal scored twice in the space of two minutes midway through the second half through Beth Mead and Miedema to complete a comfortable victory.

Mead's strike on 63 minutes, followed quickly by Miedema's second, lifted Arsenal from fourth above Manchester United, who lost at Brighton.

Miedema began the day as sole WSL top scorer on 15 - but she ended only level on 17 with Australia striker Sam Kerr, who got a hat-trick for Chelsea in their 6-0 hammering of Birmingham City.

Bristol City remain second bottom, still just a point above backmarkers Aston Villa, who they are due to meet in what could be the battle of the bottom two at Walsall's Banks's Stadium on Saturday, 24 April.

But Villa also have a chance to move off the bottom of the table by then, with a rearranged game against another of the struggling sides, at West Ham on Tuesday, 20 April.

Vivianne Miedema took her goal tally to 17 in the WSL this season - now only level with Chelsea's Sam Kerr
Vivianne Miedema took her goal tally to 17 in the WSL this season - now only level with Chelsea's Sam Kerr

Line-ups

Bristol City Women

Formation 4-1-4-1

  • 1Baggaley
  • 2BrysonSubstituted forLayzellat 69'minutes
  • 29Skeels
  • 3Evans
  • 23Purfield
  • 14PalmerSubstituted forRaffertyat 78'minutes
  • 11Wellings
  • 8HumphreySubstituted forMastrantonioat 65'minutes
  • 7Pike
  • 10Daniels
  • 21HarrisonSubstituted forBissellat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Rafferty
  • 13Haland
  • 17Bissell
  • 18Collis
  • 19Cook
  • 25Layzell
  • 26Mastrantonio
  • 28Jones

Arsenal Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 18Williams
  • 16MaritzSubstituted forPattenat 61'minutes
  • 3Wubben-Moy
  • 13WältiSubstituted forWilliamsonat 45'minutes
  • 20Maier
  • 7van de DonkSubstituted forGutat 61'minutes
  • 10Little
  • 14RoordSubstituted forMcCabeat 69'minutes
  • 8Nobbs
  • 11Miedema
  • 19FoordSubstituted forMeadat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 4Patten
  • 6Williamson
  • 9Mead
  • 15McCabe
  • 21Gut
  • 29Goldie
Referee:
Sarah Garratt

Match Stats

Home TeamBristol City WomenAway TeamArsenal Women
Possession
Home28%
Away72%
Shots
Home3
Away27
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home0
Away11
Fouls
Home4
Away5

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Bristol City Women 0, Arsenal Women 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Bristol City Women 0, Arsenal Women 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Beth Mead (Arsenal Women).

  4. Post update

    Jemma Purfield (Bristol City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Attempt saved. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Kim Little.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Malin Gut (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kim Little.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Offside, Arsenal Women. Kim Little tries a through ball, but Vivianne Miedema is caught offside.

  9. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Sophie Baggaley.

  10. Post update

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

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Charlotte Wubben-Moy (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Katie McCabe following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Emma Bissell.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

  14. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

  15. Post update

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

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Vivianne Miedema.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Laura Rafferty.

  18. Post update

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

  19. Post update

    Attempt saved. Charlie Wellings (Bristol City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Arsenal Women. Charlotte Wubben-Moy tries a through ball, but Beth Mead is caught offside.

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women1916216085250
2Man City Women19153158114748
3Arsenal Women18122457144338
4Man Utd Women19122537191838
5Everton Women1994638261231
6Brighton Women197391635-1924
7Reading Women194872133-1220
8Tottenham Women1945101635-1917
9B'ham City Women1834111337-2413
10West Ham Women1733112136-1512
11Bristol City Women1925121566-5111
12Aston Villa Women1731131244-3210
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