Arsenal Women 4 – 2 Birmingham Women

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema became the first player to reach 100 Women’s Super League goal contributions as she scored in the Gunners’ 4-2 home win over Birmingham.

Miedema scored Arsenal’s second in a victory that moves them eight points clear at the top ahead of second-placed Chelsea, who have three games in hand on the leaders.

Arsenal defender Rafaelle Souza had opened the scoring with her first goal for the club (14), with Beth Mead adding a third (71) to give the home side a comfortable 3-0 lead.

The visitors, however, threatened to pull off an incredible comeback as they scored twice in six minutes thanks to goals from Libby Smith (76) and Lucy Quinn (82).

But Arsenal substitute Caitlin Foord scored in added time to secure the win as Jonas Eidevall’s side aim for a first WSL title since 2019.

The Blues meanwhile, remain bottom of the table, eight points adrift of safety.

Following Arsenal’s victory, Tottenham missed the chance to go second behind their north London rivals after a goalless draw at Reading.

Spurs remain fourth, level on points with Manchester United, one behind Chelsea in second and nine adrift of Arsenal.

Reading’s draw moves them up to sixth, level on points with fifth-placed Manchester City.

What’s next?

Arsenal travel to Brighton in the WSL on Sunday, March 13, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 6.45pm. Birmingham host West Ham on the same day at 2pm.

Sunday 13th March 6:30pm

Kick off 6:45pm

Meanwhile, Reading go to Manchester United on Saturday, March 12, live on Sky Sports; kick-off 11.30am. Tottenham travel to Manchester City on Sunday, March 13; kick-off 12.30pm.

Saturday 12th March 11:00am

Kick off 11:30am

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