Arsenal went into their home fixture against Liverpool in April 2018 knowing that they needed to record a victory to keep their slim title hopes alive.
Ahead of the match, Joe Montemurro’s side were seven points adrift of league leaders Chelsea but held a game in hand over The Blues. The incentive for visitors Liverpool was that they could leapfrog The Gunners with a victory.
FA Women’s Super League Full-Time look back on that match to see who came out victorious in what was a fixture of importance in the FA Women’s Super League.
With a valuable three points on the line, the first half saw both goalkeepers rarely tested. Alex Greenwood brought a save out of home keeper Sari van Veenendaal with an effort from range early on before Beth Mead’s shot from inside the box at the other end was saved by Siobhan Chamberlain.
The second half saw both Jordan Nobbs and Dominique Janssen try their luck from distance for Arsenal without success before Chamberlain denied Kim Little.
Arsenal continued to apply pressure on their opponents and Emma Mitchell saw an effort strike the bar before Montemurro’s side finally took the lead with a stunning Katie McCabe effort from distance.
The Gunners doubled their lead nine minutes later when Mitchell turned provider for Nobbs to tap the ball home.
It was Nobbs who capped off a fine second half display from the home side when she drilled the ball into the corner of the net after taking aim from outside the box.
The 3-0 victory helped Arsenal move into third place, four points behind Chelsea with four games to play.