Arsenal Falter In WSL Title Race After Draw With Westham
Written by Oluwaseun Oyediji
Arsenal FC Women on Sunday played out a 0-0 draw with Westham in Barclays English FA Women’s Super League (WSL) encounter with the result placing the Gunners in third position, the same points as fourth-placed Manchester City.
The Gunners, who attempted to sign Alessia Russo for a world record fee on transfer deadline day, missed several good chances and were shut out by the Hammers.
They also found West Ham keeper Mackenzie Arnold in fine form – the Australian making several good saves.
This draw leaves Arsenal five points off WSL leaders Chelsea.
Arsenal has dropped points in back-to-back league games, after being held at home by Chelsea following a last-minute Sam Kerr equaliser.
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Jonas Eidevall’s side has a game in hand, but are clearly missing star forwards Beth Mead and Vivianne Miedema who are both out for the season with anterior cruciate knee ligament injuries.
Liverpool FC Women returned to winning ways after four straight defeats in all competitions.
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The team defeated Reading 2-0 with two goals in the second half.
Missy Kearns opened the scoring for the Reds in the 62nd minute.
Three minutes later, Ceri Holland doubled the host’s lead.
Elsewhere on Sunday, Manchester United dropped to second position after a 0-0 draw with Everton.
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