Dutch international striker Vivianne Miedema netted the winning goal as Arsenal defeated Liverpool 3-2 in their FA Women’s Super League fixture at the Deva Stadium in Chester this evening.
The Gunners were made to work hard for their victory against a Liverpool side who were impressive in attack but far too slack in defence.
It was the home side who struck first blood when Rinsola Babajide shook off the Arsenal defence before slotting the ball beyond visiting keeper Pauline Peyraud-Magnin into the bottom corner of the net.
Joe Montemurro’s side battled back and Miedema was loosely marked, allowing her to steer the ball home at the near post before more slack Liverpool defending enabled Jordan Nobbs to head her side into a 2-1 lead.
The two sides were to go into the break level. Liverpool forward Rachel Furness controlled a diagonal ball superbly and she lashed her shot across goal into the far corner of the net from 18 yards.
Arsenal had to be patient in the second half before getting their chance to win the game. Miedema got in-front of her marker 12 minutes from time to head the ball home following a cross from the right to cap-off a 3-2 victory.
Both sides will now turn their attentions to the Women’s FA Cup fifth round with Arsenal hosting second tier side Lewes and Liverpool travelling to Chelsea.