Post-Match Report

Arsenal 2-1 Everton: How it happened

Arsenal Women

Everton Ladies -

Meadow Park
Women's Super League
Women's Super League
  Arsenal Women
      
                  Quinn (5)
                   Miedema (28)
            
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Arsenal Women
Quinn (5)
Miedema (28)
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  Everton Ladies
      
              C. Boye-Hlorkah (61)
          
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Everton Ladies
C. Boye-Hlorkah (61)

WHAT HAPPENED

We’ve moved to within three points of becoming champions after a professional 2-1 victory against Everton 2-1 at Meadow Park on Sunday.

Louise Quinn and Vivianne Miedema scored the all-important goals, meaning we’re now one win away from securing our first Women’s Super League title for seven years.

Given everything that’s on the line, it would have been understandable to see some early nerves - but we opened the scoring inside five minutes.

Beth Mead delivered a corner and Quinn was the first to react, heading home from close range through a crowd of bodies.

Shortly after Katrine Veje made a crucial last-ditch tackle inside her own area, denying Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah a free shot at goal.

This close call sparked us back into life - and less than five minutes later Mead and Miedema combined on the break, creating space for the latter to find the back of the net with a smart finish. 

However, following the break we handed the visitors an easy route back into the game via an indirect free-kick.

Sari Van Veenendaal picked up Leah Williamson’s backpass in the area - and Boye-Hlorkah made no mistake with her finish from the resulting set-piece. 

The Toffees continued to push forward in search of an equaliser, but our defence stood firm to seal the all-important win.  

WHAT IT MEANS

WSL table

WHAT’S NEXT

Our next game is against Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday, April 28.

The game will take place at Amex Stadium with kick-off at 12.30pm.