Fara Williams scored twice to help Reading defeat her former club in the Women’s Super League Cup.
The midfielder left Arsenal for Reading after just a single season at the club, and has already come back to haunt them, reports the Guardian. Williams had given Reading the lead before Beth Mead brought Arsenal level in the second half.
Immediately after, Williams took a shot directly from kick-off. It caught Arsenal keeper Anna Moorhouse by surprise and looped into the back of the net.
It was Arsenal’s first defeat in the Group One South. Williams, meanwhile, now has five goals in six games for Reading, who have won their last three games in all competitions.
It’s been a difficult season for Arsenal so far. They recently parted company with Pedro Martinez Losa, and are soon expected to appoint Melbourne City assistant coach Joe Montemurro as his replacement.
The Londoners welcome Sunderland to Meadow Park in the Women’s Super League on November 12. With two wins from four league games, Arsenal sit fourth in the table, five points off Chelsea and Manchester City, who both have 100% records so far.