Arsenal produced a clinical attacking display to breeze past Reading in Sunday’s late Women’s Super League match, with strikes from Kim Little, Frida Maanum and Leah Williamson – as well as an unfortunate own goal from Emma Mukandi.
Little kicked off the scoring from the penalty spot (4), stroking the ball emphatically beyond Grace Moloney after Katie McCabe was tripped, before Maanum’s tap-in gave the Gunners a two-goal buffer just before the break (44).
Mukandi turned the ball through her own net shortly after the interval (47), while Williamson was on target in Arsenal colours for the first time in over a year, pouncing at the back stick to put the gloss on a dominant display (69).
Jonas Eidevall’s side were under pressure to address a brief slump in WSL results which has sparked a slip to fourth place in the standings, but the result was never really in doubt, with the two goals in each half sealing a slick victory.
Arsenal are back in action on March 21, taking on Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie, before meeting Tottenham in league action four days later. Reading will host league leaders Chelsea on March 19.