The second weekend of Women’s Super League action featured some surprises. Look no further than Everton’s 3-0 road upset, which spoiled Liverpool’s record-breaking day at Anfield.
Arsenal, though, appeared as dominant as ever. The Gunners won 4-0 over Tottenham in front of a WSL record crowd of 47,367 fans.
After four years at Manchester City, Jess Park went on loan to Everton this season and wasted no time recording her first WSL goal.
During a 3-0 road win in front of a Liverpool-record 27,574 fans, Park faked out Liverpool goalkeeper Rachael Laws to send one home.
“I tried that in training and messed it all up,” she said after the game. “I’m just glad it went in tonight!”
What a ball from Nathalie Björn and a cool calm finish from 20 year old Jess Park 🥶🧊 pic.twitter.com/pLXUXi2Kgu— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) September 25, 2022
What a ball from Nathalie Björn and a cool calm finish from 20 year old Jess Park 🥶🧊 pic.twitter.com/pLXUXi2Kgu
Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead put on a show for the crowd at Emirates Stadium on Saturday to help Arsenal to a dominant victory.
“Part of being in football is that you collect all those memories together with people that you really enjoy working with,” Arsenal manager Jonas Eidvall said. “Today was a special day for us and hopefully, it was the start of us playing in front of many people at the Emirates.”
Miedema continued to add to her all-time WSL goal count, scoring in the 44th minute and again in the 68th. The brace moved her into a tie for second-most goals this season behind Rachel Daly and teammate Beth Mead.
Vivianne Miedema has a brace and Arsenal have their fourth!They are having fun out there against their rivals. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/IwyFeGqatb— Attacking Third (@AttackingThird) September 24, 2022
Vivianne Miedema has a brace and Arsenal have their fourth!They are having fun out there against their rivals. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/IwyFeGqatb
Mead also added to her goal count Saturday, adding a third in the fifth minute to get the scoring started for Arsenal. After a first attempt got sent back to her, Mead made sure to score on the second attempt, curling one past Rebecca Spencer.
A sensational pass from Captain Kim to set up @bmeado9 for the opener! 🎯#BarclaysWSL @ArsenalWFC pic.twitter.com/iVCcAjVbtH— Barclays Women's Super League (@BarclaysWSL) September 25, 2022
A sensational pass from Captain Kim to set up @bmeado9 for the opener! 🎯#BarclaysWSL @ArsenalWFC pic.twitter.com/iVCcAjVbtH
Fran Kirby notched her second goal of the season in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.
Kirby now has 34 goal involvements through 20 WSL appearances, scoring 21 goals and adding 13 assists in that span.
Fran Kirby opens the scoring at Kingsmeadow. Buchanan, Reiten and Fleming involved in the build up. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HB1Fzm8Gep— London Is Blue Podcast ⭐️⭐️ (@LondonBluePod) September 25, 2022
Fran Kirby opens the scoring at Kingsmeadow. Buchanan, Reiten and Fleming involved in the build up. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/HB1Fzm8Gep