WSL: Arsenal 1 Reading 2
November 6, 2017 - Finding Carter
PUBLISHED: 08:09 06 Nov 2017
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Williams scored possibly side of Beth Mead’s strike in an open diversion full of chances for both sides.
Both teams started a diversion well, though it was Reading who had a initial chance, with Kirsty Pearce half-volleying far-reaching from a dilemma on 11 minutes.
Reading counter-attacked on a half-hour though Brooke Chaplen was denied a shot on idea by Arsenal’s defence.
The home side came behind immediately as Vivianne Miedema found space to shoot, usually to see her bid saved by Grace Moloney on 31 minutes.
Reading went tighten late in a initial half with Jo Potter’s 43rd-minute free-kick skimming a tip of a upright.
Arsenal started a second half a improved of a dual sides, with Jodie Taylor roughly anticipating a tip dilemma dual mins after a break.
But Reading scored a initial idea on 56 minutes, with Williams poking home a Lauren Bruton cross.
Substitute Mead roughly done an evident impact for Arsenal dual mins later, though her shot spun right of a post.
Mead afterwards gave a visitors their equaliser on 62 minutes, distinguished a round quietly past Moloney from a left.
Yet Williams held a whole Arsenal group unknowingly from a restart, scoring sensationally from a centre circle.
Arsenal came tighten to an equaliser with Danielle Carter anticipating space on a right, usually to be denied by Moloney on 74 minutes, while Mead threatened Reading’s counterclaim as a second idea unsuccessful to materialise.
Mead said: “It was a scrappy game. We knew what form of group Reading were as they like to be utterly physical.
“We got ourselves behind into a diversion though gave it divided true from a kick-off.
“We know that’s not good enough, generally when it’s Fara Williams on a ball. You need to be wakeful of what could happen, and we consider that was a unsatisfactory thing.
“The girls will substantially take a prolonged tough demeanour during themselves and be unequivocally unhappy with that second goal.
“It’s always good to come on and make an impact, though I’m only unhappy with a game. It will be a prolonged week to the subsequent game.”
Arsenal (4-2-3-1): Moorhouse; Rose, Quinn (Carter 62), Williamson (Janssen 38), Mitchell; outpost de Donk, Nobbs; O’Reilly, James, Miedema; Taylor (Mead 57).
Unused subs: Sari outpost Veenendaal, Alex Scott, Lisa Evans, Taylor Hinds
Referee: Matt Buonassisi.
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