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Women’s Super League: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-5 Arsenal

Arsenal recorded a convincing 5-0 win at Brighton to maintain their 100% start and return to the top of the Women’s Super League.

Two goals from Vivianne Miedema plus strikes from Danielle van de Donk, Jen Beattie and Lotte Wubben-Moy gave them a fourth win in four.

Miedema opened and rounded off the scoring for the Gunners to take her tally for the season to seven goals.

Right-back Wubben-Moy netted her first senior goal for the club.

The Gunners returned to the top of the table, having been displaced by Manchester United’s win at Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.

Miedema’s double also took her to 49 career Women’s Super League goals, taking her level with all-time record holder Nikita Parris.

Despite the comfortable nature of the win for Joe Montemurro’s side, they were given a couple of early scares by Brighton before Miedema’s opener.

Denise O’Sullivan fired narrowly wide from inside

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Women’s Continental League Cup: ‘Stream games live as standard’, says Arsenal boss

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Broadcast rights for Women’s Super League coverage from 2021-22 were recently put out to tender

Arsenal boss Joe Montemurro has called for more broadcast coverage of women’s football, after their League Cup game against Chelsea was not streamed live.

Covid-19 rules mean fans cannot attend elite football matches in England.

But many supporters were frustrated they could not watch from home on Wednesday, with most of the 11 group stage games not available online.

“The more we have women’s football on television the more we expose the great sport that it is,” Montemurro said.

“All games should be streamed. [Our game] was a great footballing match. It should be as standard, that these games are shown on television.”

The Gunners were beaten 4-1 by holders Chelsea at Kingsmeadow in a repeat of last season’s final, which was attended by a competition-record crowd of 6,743 in Nottingham in February.

While they

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Women’s Super League: Arsenal 3-1 Bristol City: Gunners back on top after coming from behind

Arsenal shrugged off an early shock to beat Bristol City and return to the top of the Women’s Super League.

Jordan Nobbs brought Arsenal level just before the break with a first-time strike from Caitlin Foord’s cross.

Foord made it two early in the second half and Vivianne Miedema ran through unchallenged late on to seal the win.

Arsenal have a maximum nine points from three games and have moved above Everton, who won 6-0 at Aston Villa on Saturday, on goal difference.

But they found themselves a goal down in the sixth minute as Ella Mastrantonio caught Leah Williamson in possession and fed Harrison, whose shot was not well struck but still crept past keeper Manuela Zinsberger.

Miedema had the chance to equalise immediately but, after rounding Sophie Baggaley, her shot from the angle was blocked by Aimee Palmer at the near the post.

Thereafter Arsenal struggled to find

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Manchester City’s Sam Mewis sinks Arsenal in Women’s FA Cup semi-final

Before their Women’s FA Cup semi-final, Arsenal manager Joe Montemurro had said that the team that found its rhythm “as quickly as possible” and was “able to control and dictate” would be most likely to progress.



Sam Mewis holding a football ball: Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA


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Unfortunately for the 51-year-old, it was City, with US World Cup winner Sam Mewis at the hustling centre of a press that would earn her new team a Wembley final against Everton on 1 November. Midfielder Mewis’s winner, her first goal in England, came just minutes after Jordan Nobbs had levelled following defender Steph Houghton’s free-kick opener for City.

Related: Manchester City v Arsenal: Women’s FA Cup semi-final – live!

Arsenal’s attack had been the most potent since football resumed, with a staggering 19 goals scored in their opening three fixtures. City’s start had been less eye-catching, with a 0-0 draw at home to Brighton and

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Women’s FA Cup: Manchester City check Rose Lavelle fitness before Arsenal tie

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Rose Lavelle scored in 2019’s Women’s World Cup final against the Netherlands in Lyon
Date: Thursday, 1 October Kick-off: 19:15 BST Coverage: Watch live on BBC Two, BBC iPlayer and online from 19:00

Holders Manchester City are monitoring Rose Lavelle’s improving fitness before Thursday’s Women’s FA Cup semi-final against 14-time winners Arsenal.

Whoever goes through will face Everton at Wembley on 1 November after the Toffees beat Birmingham City 3-0.

United States midfielder Lavelle has yet to play for Man City since arriving in August with a minor ankle injury.

But manager Gareth Taylor hopes to give a debut “over the next couple of games” to the 25-year-old World Cup winner.

“Rose has been training hard,” said Taylor. “What we’re trying to do with her is just make sure she’s ready.

“She’s been really keen to get back in. It’s just been a case of keeping the reins on her

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