WOMEN'S SUPER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Vivianne Miedema hits century milestone in Gunners romp

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WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE ROUND-UP: Vivianne Miedema hits century milestone in Gunners romp as Man United and Brighton also win

  • Vivianne Miedema became the first WSL player to reach 100 goal contributions
  • Arsenal’s Dutch striker scored her 70th goal in just 83 games, with 30 assists 
  • Katie Zelem scored direct from two corners as Manchester United won 4-0


Vivianne Miedema became the first player to reach 100 goal contributions in the Women’s Super League as Arsenal beat Birmingham 4-2 to move eight points clear of Chelsea.

The Gunners, who have now played three games more than Chelsea, led 2-0 at half-time with Rafaelle Souza getting her first goal for the club before Miedema doubled their lead on the half-hour mark.

It was Miedema’s 70th goal in the WSL in just 83 games while 30 assists puts her on a century of goal contributions. 

Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema (second left) reached a WSL-record century of goal contributions

Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema (second left) reached a WSL-record century of goal contributions

Beth Mead made it 3-0 with a cool finish in the 71st minute as the hosts closed in on three points.

But bottom-of-the-table Birmingham gave Jonas Eidevall’s side a late scare as goals from Libby Smith and Lucy Quinn pulled the score back to 3-2. 

But a stoppage-time strike from Caitlin Foord ended any hopes of a comeback.

Tottenham’s 0-0 draw at Reading saw Manchester United hold on to third spot after they beat Leicester 4-0 on Saturday. 

Elsewhere, Manchester United's Katie Zelem (pictured) scored two direct corners in a 4-0 win

Elsewhere, Manchester United’s Katie Zelem (pictured) scored two direct corners in a 4-0 win

Martha Thomas and Alessia Russo gave the Red Devils a 2-0 lead at the break before Katie Zelem scored twice directly from corners to seal a comfortable win. 

Midfielder Zelem has now scored three goals from corners in two weeks after netting against Manchester City last weekend. 

Brighton made it back-to-back wins for the first time this year.

Maya Le Tissier scored the only goal to give Hope Powell’s side a 1-0 victory over Aston Villa.

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