LOTTE WUBBEN-MOY dedicated her Champions League goal to injured team-mate Leah Williamson after Arsenal trounced HB Koge.
It was back to winning business for the Gunners after their dramatic draw with Tottenham with the England ace’s near-post header among the efforts in a 3-0 victory.
Lotte Wubben-Moy netted late in the game to put Arsenal 2-0 up against Koge[/caption]
Wubben-Moy says the Gunners will “deeply miss” having Williamson in the side[/caption]
And the result saw the North London giants move six points clear of Hoffenheim days after Williamson’s hamstring injury blow with the defender out for the rest of the year.
Wubben Moy said: “That was a goal for Leah, we’ll deeply miss her.
“That’s her speciality at the near post, if I can do anything it’s to get that goal.
“To score in a Champions League game is a dream come true.
“To make it a reality today is cool and to help the team to an important win.
“We know the goal difference could be important in pushing to get out of the group.”
Jonas Eidevall shuffled the deck with his starting 11 making six changes to the side that nabbed a point at Spurs.
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The Gunners had a decent chance of scoring in the tenth minute with Beth Mead latching on to a Lia Walti through ball before Koge’s defence snuffed out the threat.
The visitors came close to conceding moments later.
This time via Nikita Parris dinking a ball into the penalty box for Caitlin Foord before Koge stopper Kaylan Marckese came off her line to claim it.
The 0-0 scoreline lasted until the 16th minute with Foord putting the hosts ahead after tapping in a Beth Mead cross from close range.
Caitlin Foord opened the scoring for Arsenal in the first half[/caption]
Eidevall’s aces had a chance to double their lead with Mead unleashing a fierce shot near the half-hour mark which Marckese did well to claim.
And Jen Beattie came close to netting with her far post header following a free-kick flashing narrowly wide of the far post ten minutes before halftime.
The second spell saw the visitors, who are winless and bottom of Group C, attempting to push further forward.
And Koge’s Kyra Carusa made a nuisance of herself in the opening minutes attempting to cut a pass inside the penalty box before Kim Little hoofed the ball out of danger.
A triple Arsenal substitution saw Frida Maanum, Steph Catley and Vivianne Miedema enter the fray in the 60th minute in place of Beattie, Parris and McCabe.
Vivianne Miedema netted Arsenal’s third and final goal of the evening[/caption]
Miedema had a couple of solid chances to net including a 67th-minute shot that was blocked before Maddie Pokorny forced a close-range stop from Lydia Williams near the 80th minute.
However, the Gunners put the game out of sight with Wubben-Moy’s late header and Miedema’s delightful dink over the keeper in the 85th minute.
The 3-0 win sees Arsenal remain second in their group with Koge on the verge of a Champions League exit.
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