Arsenal Women 2-1 Man United: Vivianne Miedema goals seal League Cup final spot

Vivianne Miedema carried out first-time to examine Arsenal forward in the foremost half

Vivianne Miedema scored twice as holders Arsenal reached the Females’s League Cup final with victory over Championship facet Manchester United.

United started effectively however Miedema poked in the opener from Dominique Bloodworth’s valid thru ball.

The Dutch forward made it two when she lashed previous Siobhan Chamberlain sooner than Beth Mead headed against the bar.

Molly Inexperienced’s low carry out pulled one help for United late on however they’ll even merely no longer design any extra opportunities.

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Arsenal will play Manchester Metropolis at Sheffield’s Bramall Lane on 23 February in a repeat of ultimate season’s final, which the Gunners gained 1-0.

Netherlands striker Miedema showed a clinical jog with every of her finishes, making it 12 dreams in her previous 11 games in the opponents.

Joe Montemurro’s Arsenal – 2d in the Females’s Astronomical League – have now reached seven of the eight League Cup finals, going on to clutch the trophy on 5 events.

United, managed by ancient England centre-help Casey Stoney, had been competitive throughout however struggled to design determined openings.

Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema:

“I am ecstatic that I will be capable to even abet the team all as soon as more and we are in the final all as soon as more, and we merely have to fetch fascinating for that.

“We did no longer play that effectively however I belief we managed the game after we scored the foremost draw.

“We made it tougher than it had to be however we are merely relaxed with the buy.”

Manchester United head coach Casey Stoney:

“I am in actual fact relaxed with my team – at 2-0, they’ll even merely have collapsed however they did no longer. They bought stronger. They fought.

“It used to be no longer our absolute top efficiency in possession and I belief we bought out of our shape a pair of events, which price us.

“But you know, we are seven months in. We have bought a truly younger team and now we have gotten merely gone and misplaced 2-1 to Arsenal in a cup semi-final, and in actual fact bought stronger as the game went on, so I am colossal, colossal relaxed with the team.”

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