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WSL goals of the week - gameweek 14

Ali Rampling
Stina Blackstenius netted her first Arsenal goal in one of the highlights of gameweek 14
Stina Blackstenius netted her first Arsenal goal in one of the highlights of gameweek 14 / Marc Atkins/GettyImages
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All 12 WSL sides were in action in gameweek 14, with results having important ramifications at both the top and bottom of the table.

The weekend's action served up 16 goals across the six fixtures - here are our pick of the bunch.



1. Stina Blackstenius - Arsenal 1-1 Manchester United

Arsenal fought back from a goal down to take a point against Manchester United, with January signing Stina Blackstenius netting her first goal for the club to draw the Gunners level.

The run, turn of pace and composed finish from Blackstenius are all impressive - but let's face it, the goal is all about the quite simply outrageous assist from Vivianne Miedema.

The Dutch striker channelled her inner Fabrizio Romano when talking through her stunning pass at full time:

"The ball just came and I saw her run and I was like: 'well, here we go'."

2. Louise Quinn - Birmingham 1-2 Leicester

Louise Quinn's late goal proved to only be a consolation, as Birmingham suffered defeat to relegation rivals Leicester.

It's not quite Vivianne Miedema, but credit the assist again from Veatriki Sarri.

The silky midfielder casually lifted the ball over Sophie Howard inside a crowded penalty area, before sending a looped cross to the back post for Quinn to power home.

3. Kyah Simon - Tottenham 4-0 Brighton

Kyah Simon started and concluded the scoring as Tottenham ran out comfortable 4-0 winners over Brighton.

Her opening goal was one to savour. The forward latched onto Megan Bartrip's lofted through ball and cheekily lifted the ball over Seagulls' stopper Megan Walsh with her first touch.

4. Guro Reiten: Chelsea 1-0 Manchester City

Guro Reiten glanced home what could turn out to be a crucial goal in this season's title race, as she netted the winner for champions Chelsea against Manchester City.

The 5ft 6 winger leapt highest and cleverly angled Jess Carter's high, looping cross into the corner of the net.

5. Ashleigh Neville: Tottenham 4-0 Brighton

Many may recall Ashleigh Neville's big miss during Tottenham's draw with Arsenal earlier in the season, when, with Spurs leading 1-0 and the goal gaping, she blazed over from close range.

'She's just a humble full-back, the last player you would have wanted in that position,' the Spurs faithful cried.

Fast forward three months and Neville now has the confidence and composure of a seasoned striker if her finish against Brighton is anything to go by, the defender racing clean through on goal and firing assuredly into the bottom corner.


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