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Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: thrilling North London derby kicks off huge Women’s Super League weekend

Ottenham’s home draw against Arsenal has kicked off a flagship weekend in the Women’s Super League.

Vivianne Miedema saved a point for the visiting team, who are losing their first points of the season, but that does not say everything.

Indeed, as Arsenal dominated the first half, Spurs’ steadfast defense meant their chances were of reasonably low quality, although only the woodwork prevented Beth Mead from a superb free-kick and Katie McCabe later in first half.

When Rachel Williams opened the scoring just past the hour mark, it felt like Arsenal was never going to find a way.

Tottenham, who have made giant strides this season, have steadily grown in the game and surely would have doubled their lead if Ashleigh Neville had been able to tune her feet in time to deflect a rebound into an open goal with around twenty minutes to go.

However, Jonas Eideval will be delighted with the composition of his team, even under pressure. The fluidity of their building game spoke to a team that can handle the psychological impact of being late (the first time they did in WSL this season) even if the finishing touches weren’t there.

Miedema, however, stepped up to strike a late header and duly kicked off what looks like an extremely entertaining weekend.


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