06 September 2020

Arsenal get WSL season off to a flyer as Roord scores a hat-trick in 6-1 thrashing of Reading

Arsenal’s Jill Roord scored a hat-trick as Arsenal made an early statement in their WSL campaign putting six past Reading.

The hosts went ahead through Kim Little after 15 minutes as she met a Leah Williamson cross with a crisp volley from 15 yards.

Last season’s prolific goalscorer Vivianne Miedema got off the mark with a neat finish from Jordan Nobbs' pass before Roord slotted home to make it 3-0 at the break.

The Dutch star scored her second with a neat finish before Miedema hit a screamer in off the bar from 20 yards, and completed her hat-trick by finishing off a flowing team move.

Danielle Carter grabbed a late consolation when she robbed Arsenal keeper Manuela Zinsberger to slot home.

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