Vivianne Miedema heads in Arsenal’s winner to deny Liverpool a crucial point in their battle to avoid relegation from the Women’s Super League.

Joe Montemurro described his team’s tough 3-2 victory over Liverpool as a “big, big win” after a thumping header from Vivianne Miedema helped a makeshift Arsenal stay within the Women’s Super League title race.

“All the large teams find how . It shows the character and belief that this team has,” said Montemurro.

With the bit between their teeth it seemed like Liverpool would take a valuable point off the champions but Miedema, who is battling a back injury, headed home her 16th league goal of the season to deny them an opportunity to maneuver beyond bottom-placed Bristol City. judi bola terbaik

“I’m just glad I could even play tonight,” said Miedema when asked whether she had been worried about having gone four league games without a goal.

“We just got to keep going. I’ve got a sore back, hopefully it might solve itself soon, the pitches we play on don’t help sometimes.”

Having not played in 18 days as three of their last four home games were postponed thanks to the state of the Prenton Park pitch, the visit of Arsenal was switched from Tranmere’s home to Chester’s Deva Stadium, which is probably going to be their home for the rest of the season.

“It’s tough because you prep to play Birmingham then you switch up and it’s off, then you are doing an equivalent for Everton and it’s off,” said the Liverpool manager, Vicky Jepson. “But we are knowledgeable group with a positive culture and everybody digs deep. Chester are incredible. The groundsmen are already out taking care of the pitch for us, we’re not wont to that.

“This stadium is ideal for us, people laugh because it’s in Wales, but it’s incredible, it’s got grass thereon , what more does one want?” said Jepson with a smile .

Liverpool may have had just one win from their 12 outings and been level on points with bottom-placed Bristol before kick-off but look more closely at the league table and therefore the potential that exists in Jepson’s side is obvious . they need a superior goal difference to the three clubs above them and their defeats are narrow.