Record Women’s Super League crowd watch on as Arsenal beat Tottenham – The News

Record Women’s Super League crowd watch on as Arsenal beat Tottenham – The News


  A record FA Women’s Super League (WSL) crowd of 38,262 saw second-half goals by Arsenal’s Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema give the champions a hard-fought 2-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur in the first top-flight North London derby on Sunday   Arsenal captain Little broke the deadlock in the 66th minute, chesting down a clearance on the edge of the area before driving home a superb left-foot shot as Spurs’ women played for the first time at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium  The visitors then used all of their experience to keep an iron grip on the game, and Miedema snuffed out any chance Spurs had of recovering when she latched onto an under-hit back pass to fire Arsenal’s second in the 82nd and wrap up the points   The crowd was higher than the previous WSL record attendance of 31,213 who watched the Manchester City v Manchester United derby at the Etihad Stadium on the season’s opening weekend   Another big crowd of 23,500 saw bottom side Liverpool lose 1-0 to Merseyside rivals Everton after Lucy Graham struck just before the break in the first WSL game to be staged at Anfield   Manchester City’s Georgia Stanway had an eventful afternoon, scoring twice in the first half and getting sent off in the second for two yellow cards as they thrashed West Ham United 5-0 at the Academy Stadium to briefly top the table  They were the pacesetters for about an hour before Chelsea’s Maren Mjelde converted a second-half penalty to secure a 1-0 win at home to Manchester United  The victory put the Londoners back in pole position on 16 points after six games, one ahead of City and Arsenal, who are third on goal difference Read More Mirror Football’s Top Stories  Everton are fourth with 12 points ahead of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur on nine   Reading’s stuttering season continued as they threw away a 3-1 lead against Bristol City, who fought back to draw 3-3, while Brighton & Hove Albion beat visiting Birmingham City 3-0 to notch their first win of the season

About the Author: Garret Beatty

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *