Beth Mead at the double as ruthless Arsenal thrash Liverpool in WSL

Beth Mead scored twice as Arsenal cruised to a 5-1 victory over Liverpool at Prenton Park and took themselves a point above Manchester City at the top of the league.

Kim Little opened the scoring 20 minutes in, smartly finishing Katie McCabe’s cross, and Mead doubled the advantage two minutes later, her low shot beating Anke Preuß in the Liverpool goal.

That goal knocked the stuffing out of the home side and though they dug in determinedly, there was only one winner from that point. Mead got her second midway through the second half, her cross evading Preuß, and Dominique Bloodworth soon added the fourth with a header.

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Courtney Sweetman-Kirk’s penalty gave Liverpool fans something to cheer about but Viv Miedema added Arsenal’s fifth with five minutes to go.

Paul Wilson’s full report to follow shortly.

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