Arsenal maintained their 100% begin to the Girls’s Tremendous League season with victory over Aston Villa at Villa Park.
After a cagey first half the place the Gunners struggled to interrupt down the Villa defence, they scored 4 second-half objectives.
Kim Little opened the scoring with a drilled end, earlier than substitutes Mana Iwabuchi and Katie McCabe each scored contained in the final 10 minutes.
Little added her second in harm time to finish the scoring.
The consequence ends Villa’s unbeaten begin to the season and leaves Arsenal prime of the WSL on 12 factors.
Arsenal dominated possession within the first half and may have taken the lead earlier than the break.
Beth Mead was energetic on the left wing and the Gunners got here near scoring when Vivianne Miedema flicked the ball vast of the far submit from her cross.
Arsenal captain Little had a lot of probabilities and finally broke the impasse six minutes into the second half, exhibiting nice talent as she obtained Lotte Wubben-Moy’s threaded move by the Villa defence contained in the field.
The Scotland worldwide dummied her first effort earlier than turning previous her defender and firing into the underside proper nook for her a hundred and fiftieth Arsenal aim.
Villa managed only one shot heading in the right direction all through and after conceding the opener it was a technique site visitors.
Substitute Iwabuchi doubled the guests’ lead, scoring towards her former membership with a first-time end from Tobin Heath’s cross on 80 minutes.
The aim of the match got here three minutes later, when McCabe scored from 40 yards.
The Republic of Eire captain obtained the ball straight from Villa goalkeeper Hannah Hampton’s clearance, earlier than taking a contact, recognizing Hampton off her line and launching the ball into the again of the online.
Little added a fourth in stoppage time with a deflected effort from the sting of the field.
Arsenal supervisor Jonas Eidevall: “The place do you begin with a participant like Kim [Little]? She does a lot and he or she’s a kind of gamers that’s the glue between the totally different models. We speak about taking pictures slightly bit extra and he or she did that brilliantly immediately.
Aston Villa supervisor Carla Ward: “There are massive components they are often massively pleased with. The 2 golf equipment are miles aside. Credit score to Arsenal they’ve been sensible.
“I am slightly bit disillusioned with the way of the objectives however general proud of what they’ve given me on the market immediately. With the power they gave me immediately, I do not really feel they should be on the again of a 4-0 defeat.”
Aston Villa Girls
- 33PachecoBooked at 57mins
- 7LehmannSubstituted forDavisonat 81′minutes
- 11Boye-HlorkahSubstituted forHaylesat 59′minutes
- 3Wubben-MoySubstituted forWilliamsonat 74′minutes
- 12MaanumSubstituted forIwabuchiat 45′minutes
- 14ParrisSubstituted forHeathat 63′minutes
- 11MiedemaSubstituted forFoordat 63′minutes
- 9MeadSubstituted forMcCabeat 74′minutes
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Match ends, Aston Villa Girls 0, Arsenal Girls 4.
Second Half ends, Aston Villa Girls 0, Arsenal Girls 4.
Foul by Lia Wälti (Arsenal Girls).
Ramona Petzelberger (Aston Villa Girls) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Objective! Aston Villa Girls 0, Arsenal Girls 4. Kim Little (Arsenal Girls) left footed shot from outdoors the field to the excessive centre of the aim. Assisted by Lia Wälti.
Try saved. Tobin Heath (Arsenal Girls) proper footed shot from outdoors the field is saved within the centre of the aim.
Caitlin Foord (Arsenal Girls) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Foul by Elisha N’Dow (Aston Villa Girls).
Objective! Aston Villa Girls 0, Arsenal Girls 3. Katie McCabe (Arsenal Girls) left footed shot from lengthy vary on the precise to the excessive centre of the aim.
Foul by Tobin Heath (Arsenal Girls).
Chloe Arthur (Aston Villa Girls) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, Aston Villa Girls. Gemma Davison replaces Alisha Lehmann.
Objective! Aston Villa Girls 0, Arsenal Girls 2. Mana Iwabuchi (Arsenal Girls) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside proper nook. Assisted by Tobin Heath.
Foul by Lia Wälti (Arsenal Girls).
Shania Hayles (Aston Villa Girls) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Mayumi Pacheco (Aston Villa Girls) left footed shot from outdoors the field is just too excessive from a direct free kick.
Foul by Mana Iwabuchi (Arsenal Girls).
Ramona Petzelberger (Aston Villa Girls) wins a free kick within the attacking half.
Substitution, Arsenal Girls. Leah Williamson replaces Lotte Wubben-Moy.
Substitution, Arsenal Girls. Katie McCabe replaces Beth Mead.