Vivianne Miedema Earns Draw For Arsenal In Derby Thriller Against Spurs

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Rachel Williams’ scrambling second-half goal appeared to have given Tottenham victory over their north London rivals after Manuela Zinsberger had failed to hold on to the forward’s initial effort, yet Vivianne Miedema’s powerful header in injury time denied Spurs women their first win over Arsenal.

The Tottenham manager, Rehane Skinner, still managed to remain upbeat after drawing with the Women’s Super League leaders. “We still have to take a step back and realise this is part of the progress we’ve made which is massive,” she said. “To be in that situation, closer than any team has come up against them so far this season, is a massive credit to the players.”

Arsenal players were enraged when referee Amy Fearn stopped play for a foul on Katie McCabe just as England’s Jordan Nobbs came through on goal and curled the ball into the net. That was before Miedema’s injury, which came three minutes into extra time. “It’s one of those things when you talk about other professionals, if you don’t have any positive things to say I’d rather not comment at all,” said the Arsenal manager Jonas Eidevall.

Source : guardian sport

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