Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Arsenal were right to be ruthless, Liverpool are on their way to relegation and Man City need a marquee signing Just the six goals for Vivianne Miedema – and four assists – in Arsenal’s 11-1 win over Bristol City . Every one of the first 10 goals was either scored or created by the Dutch international, who broke the record for the number of goals scored in a WSL season last year – in fact, she broke it by January – and with 10 to her name already in this campaign I wouldn’t bet against her beating that tally of 22. At the moment Arsenal and Manchester City are going toe to toe at the top of the table, with Chelsea just behind, and it may well be that goal difference is vital – it’s all that separates the Gunners from City at the moment. It is absolutely key, then, to be ruthless, but all the same Arsenal’s mentality, scoring five goals in the first half against Bristol City and then bettering that total after the break, is impressive. After a quarter of an hour they were two goals up and they scented blood. Joe Montemurro will have drilled into them the fact that the league might be decided on the finest of margins, and when you get that chance you’ve got to be relentless. Continue reading...

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