Reading Women fell to a second defeat of the season in the Women’s Super League as a robust Arsenal facet received 4-0 on the Select Car Leasing Stadium on Sunday.
A lethal double from Vivianne Miedema adopted openers from Beth Mead and Jen Beattie to down the Royals stories Ben Waite.
It was a primary outing on the SCL Stadium in entrance of followers since December 2020 for Kelly Chambers’ facet.
She was dealt an early blow with first alternative goalkeeper Grace Moloney dominated out of the fixture late on by sickness paving a approach for 18-year-old Rhiannon Stewart to make her senior debut.
The younger goalkeeper held her head excessive in opposition to arguably the strongest strike drive in world soccer.
Within 20 seconds, she had made a save from Miedema to spice up her confidence.
Although Stewart impressed between the sticks, a shaky defence once more was the downfall for the Royals.
There had been 17 minutes on the clock when Beattie headed residence from a nook to present Arsenal the benefit.
Emma Harries did have an opportunity for Reading to stage proceedings along with her persistent strain however noticed a shot comfortably saved by Manuela Zinsberger.
The Royals defence had been at fault for the second Arsenal purpose. A poor purpose kick from centre again Gemma Evans put Reading below on the spot strain earlier than an try was labored.
An preliminary Arsenal shot was deflected into the trail of an onrushing Mead, who fired residence previous a static backline on the half hour mark.
Two minutes later, and with confidence on the again missing, Miedema received her identify on the scoresheet.
The Arsenal striker lately bypassed the 100-goal mark for the guests and with the best of possibilities facet footed in from 5 yards out after one other storming run from Mead.
Arsenal had been once more quick out of the blocks in the second interval with Miedema doubling her tally on 50 minutes. The Dutch striker was left unmarked for the only of headers.
Changes by Chambers adopted with debuts for worldwide duo Justine Vanhaevermaet and Deanne Rose.
Reading seemed extra assured going ahead with each Vanhaevermaet and Natasha Harding seeing efforts go begging.
The finest probability of the sport for Reading fell to Amalie Eikeland in the ninetieth minute when her close-range effort was saved by Zinsberger.
After a global break, they return to motion away at Tottenham on the twenty sixth of September.