Arsenal win WSL thriller against Chelsea thanks to Beth Mead double

  • Thread starter Suzanne Wrack at the Emirates Stadium
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Suzanne Wrack at the Emirates Stadium

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Jonas Eidevall, Arsenal’s new manager, cautioned that his side’s thrilling defeat of Chelsea for the first time in close to three years is “one game out of many”, after they beat their London rivals 3-2 at the Emirates Stadium.

The Women’s Super League record goalscorer Vivianne Miedema opened the scoring in style, wrong‑footing Jess Carter to squeeze the ball between the near post and a diving Ann-Katrin Berger. Beth Mead added two – the first lashed in from a tight angle, the second offside but not flagged – after Erin Cuthbert had levelled. A header from Pernille Harder closed the gap but a late surge could not prevent Arsenal from securing a first league win against Chelsea since their 5-0 defeat of the Blues at Kingsmeadow in October 2018.

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