The Netherlands’ record goalscorer Vivianne Miedema said her first Women’s Super League goal against Manchester City was a reward for the manager, Joe Montemurro, trusting her after a week of limited training.
Miedema picked up a minor calf strain against Charlton last week but struck on the stroke of half-time to end the Blues’ unbeaten league run and keep Arsenal’s hopes of retaining the title well and truly alive.
“I’ve been struggling this week,” Miedema said. “I haven’t really trained so I had to have a bit of extra energy. It was just smart for me to not train this week and I love that Joe trusts me and still played me and I think I paid him back today.”