home team
Quinn (4', 4') Miedema (28', 29')
2
Boye-Hlorkah (61', 61')
1
away team
Quinn (4', 4') Miedema (28', 29')
Boye-Hlorkah (61', 61')
Sunday 21 April 2019, 12:30 Meadow Park
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  • Arsenal Ladies
  • Quinn 4'
    Quinn 4'
  • Miedema 28'
    Miedema 29'
  • van de Donk 56'
    van de Donk 56'
  • Danielle Carter replaces Veje 80'
    Danielle Carter replaces Veje 80'
    Schnaderbeck replaces Mead 80'
    Schnaderbeck replaces Mead 81'
  • Kemme replaces Miedema 90'
    Kemme replaces Miedema 90'
  • Everton Ladies
  • Stringer 56'
    Stringer 56'
  • Boye-Hlorkah 61'
    Boye-Hlorkah 61'
    Hughes replaces Cain 62'
    Hughes replaces Cain 62'
    Finnigan 64'
    Finnigan 64'
  • Brownlie replaces Magill 84'
    Brownlie replaces Magill 84'
  • Chance replaces Stringer 88'
    Chance replaces Stringer 88'
Min By Min
Lineups
Report

Starting XI - Arsenal Ladies: van Veenendaal, Williamson, Evans, Veje, Quinn, Little, van de Donk, Bloodworth, Miedema, McCabe, Mead Everton Ladies: Levell, Worm, Turner, Finnigan, Hinds, Stringer, James, Kaagman, Magill, Boye-Hlorkah, Cain

4-4-2
  • van Veenendaal
  • Williamson
  • Evans
  • Danielle Carter
  • Quinn
  • Little
  • van de Donk
  • Bloodworth
  • Kemme
  • McCabe
  • Schnaderbeck
4-4-2
  • Levell
  • Worm
  • Turner
  • Finnigan
  • Hinds
  • Chance
  • James
  • Kaagman
  • Brownlie
  • Boye-Hlorkah
  • Hughes
Arsenal Ladies Everton Ladies
van Veenendaal 1 1 Levell
Veje (Danielle Carter 80'') 2 3 Turner
Williamson 6 5 Worm
Yellow Cardvan de Donk 7 7 Boye-Hlorkah
Little 10 8 Kaagman
Miedema (Kemme 90'') 11 10 Magill (Brownlie 84'')
McCabe 15 12 James
Quinn 16 13 StringerYellow Card (Chance 88'')
Evans 17 14 Hinds
Bloodworth 20 16 Cain (Hughes 62'')
Mead (Schnaderbeck 80'') 23 20 FinniganYellow Card
Substitutions
Mitchell 3 2 Bryson
Janni Arnth 4 17 Chance
Danielle Carter 9 22 Bruinenberg
Kemme 21 24 Brownlie
Schnaderbeck 22 25 Flaherty
Harper 34 28 Hughes

Everton Ladies delivered a purposeful, ambitious performance against Arsenal on Sunday but were edged out 2-1 by the WSL leaders.

Willie Kirk’s team had their work cut out to force a way back into the game after Louise Quinn had put the Gunners in front after just five minutes.

Striker Vivianne Miedema doubled the home team’s advantage midway through the first half, but Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah reduced the arrears just past the hour.

And in the closing stages the Blue Girls gave as good as they got against the title favourites.

The visitors made one change to the starting line-up from the midweek defeat by Birmingham City, with Hannah Cain replacing Emma Brownlie.

Everton went behind when defender Quinn planted a low header into the net from a Beth Mead corner.

As the Blue Girls looked to hit back a quick break saw winger Boye-Hlorkah racing into the Arsenal penalty area, only for Quinn to race back and clear.

Three Everton corners followed in quick succession, but Arsenal finally cleared the danger and in the 28th minute got their second goal through Miedema’s close range-strike, with Mead again the creator.

The visitors responded well and went close to pulling a goal back in the 33rd minute, Boye-Hlorkah sending in a fierce angled drive that goalkeeper Sari Van Veenendaal kept out with a spectacular full-stretch save.

An equally good stop at the other end by Kristie Levell denied Arsenal a third goal just before the break, the keeper diving to tip away defender Katrine Veje’s 20-yard effort.

The Gunners pressed again in the early stages of the second half, but the Blue Girls were right back in the game in the 61st minute.

Van Veenendaal picked up a back-pass and, from the indirect free-kick, midfielder Inessa Kaagman touched the ball to Boye-Hlorkah for the winger to drill a low shot into the net from eight yards.

Three Everton substitutions followed as manager Kirk tried to find a combination that could produce an equaliser.

And though they failed to take a point off the team that has led the table for almost the campaign, the Blue Girls can take heart from a performance that should give them confidence going into their final three games of the season.

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Pos Pld +/- Pts
1 Arsenal Ladies 18 52 48
2 Manchester City Women 18 36 44
3 Chelsea Ladies 18 23 36
4 Birmingham City Ladies 18 8 34
5 Reading FC W 18 5 27
6 Bristol City Women 19 -16 25
7 West Ham United Women FC 18 -9 20
8 Liverpool Ladies 18 -17 19
9 Brighton and Hove Albion Women 18 -22 13
10 Everton Ladies 18 -22 9
11 Yeovil Town Ladies FC 17 -38 -3