Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: Thrilling North London derby kicks off huge weekend in the Women’s Super League

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 (The FA via Getty Images)
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Tottenham’s thrilling draw at home to Arsenal kicked off a showpiece weekend in the Women’s Super League.

Vivianne Miedema rescued a point for the away side, who drop their first points of the season, but that does not tell the whole story.

Indeed, while Arsenal dominated the first-half, Spurs’ resolute defence meant their chances were of reasonably low quality, albeit only the woodwork denied Beth Mead from a stunning free-kick and Katie McCabe later in the first-half.

When Rachel Williams opened the scoring just after the hour mark, it felt like Arsenal were never going to find a way.

Tottenham, who have come on leaps and bounds this season, gradually grew into the game and would surely have doubled their lead had Ashleigh Neville been able to sort her feet out in time to deflect a rebound into an open goal with around twenty minutes to go.

Still, Jonas Eideval will be delighted at how composed his team were, even when under pressure. The fluency of their build-up play spoke to a team who can deal with the psychological impact of falling behind (the first time they had done so in the WSL this season) even if the final touch wasn’t there.

Miedema, however, stepped up to the plate to thump in a late header and duly kicked off what looks like a hugely entertaining weekend.

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