WSL: Arsenal hammers injury-hit Man City to go top of the league

Arsenal beat Manchester City 5-0 to move to the top of the table on nine points after three games, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

Arsenal's Katie McCabe celebrates after scoring the third goal in the 5-0 win over Manchester City on Sunday.   -  Reuters

Kim Little scored twice for Arsenal as it trounced an injury-depleted Manchester City 5-0 on Sunday with a classic counter-attacking display to climb to the top of the Women's Super League (WSL).

With City missing a slew of key players, Vivianne Miedema struck in the 10th minute after a defensive mix-up between City defender Alanna Kennedy and keeper Karima Taieb allowed Beth Mead tee up the Dutch striker, who fired home.

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Thirteen minutes later, Little made it 2-0 getting the better of three City defenders before firing a rocket into the top corner that Taieb got a hand to, but could not keep out, and though City dominated possession, it could not score.

Katie McCabe added a third for Arsenal on the hour mark before Little blasted home a penalty, and Leah Williamson added a header deep into stoppage time to complete a 5-0 rout that put the club top of the table on nine points after three games, ahead of Tottenham Hotspur on goal difference.

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