Arsenal Women win FA Women’s Super League for first time since 2012 with 4-0 thrashing of Brighton


Arsenal Women win FA Women’s Super League for first time since 2012 with 4-0 thrashing of Brighton

Arsenal Women won the Super League with a game to spare following their 4-0 victory over Brighton.

It is the first time they have won the title since 2012 and have won 17 of their 19 games this season.

Vivianne Miedema opened the scoring with her 22nd goal of the season after five minutes, the Dutch striker hitting a thunderous shot from the edge of the area which went in off the underside of the crossbar.

Arsenal Women celebrate winning the title
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And the 22-year-old then turned provider after half an hour, setting up team-mate Katie McCabe to double the visitors’ lead at the Amex Stadium.

Beth Mead made it 3-0 with a superb long-range effort and Danielle Van De Donk completed the rout in front of a record crowd of 5,265.

Arsenal face second place Manchester City Women in the final match of the season in what could have been a title decider if they had slipped up at Brighton.

Katie McCabe celebrates scoring Arsenal’s second
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City are unbeaten this season but have drawn five times and will now finish as runners-up.

Miedema told BT Sport: “I came to Arsenal to win the league but I don’t think I’ve realised what we’ve done yet.

“I’m happy we’ve done it and we’ve done it with a 4-0 win. Joe (Montemurro) changed a lot when he came in, so he has to take a lot of credit, but more than anything he really made us believe in ourselves.”