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Full time: Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Peep! Peep! Peeeeeeeep! It’s all over at the Emirates, where Arsenal have run out fairly easy winners. Beth Mead scored the first and Caitlin Foord added two more to keep them within a point of Chelsea going into the final day of the season. Chelsea host Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal travel to West Ham.

Addison misses from the spot!

90 + 8 min: Having won the penalty, Addison takes it. She sends Zinsberger the wrong way but hits the post !!!

Angela Addison of Tottenham Hotspur misses the target. Photograph: Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

Tottenham win on penalty!

90 + 6 min: Lotte Wubben-Moy brings down substitute Angela Addison, clipping her heels in the Arsenal penalty area. It’s a late, late spot-kick for Spurs.

90 + 4 min: Arsenal corner. The ball’s swung across the Tottenham penalty area and Nikita Parris gets a touch but can only skim it wide with her head. She should have done better.

90 + 3 min: A poor first touch on the edge of the Tottenham six-yard box costs her a shooting opportunity. She goes down under a subsequent challenge but doesn’t get a penalty.

90 + 2 min: Vivianne Miedema shoots on the turn but Korpela gets down quickly to save in the Spurs goal. I think that shot was going wide but she wasn’t prepared to chance it.

90 + 1 min: We’re into the first of seven mooted minutes of added time. Seven!

88 min: Arsenal make a triple substitution: Williamson, Maritz and Mead make way for Jen Beattie, Nikita Parris and Laura Wienroither. Leah Williamson gets a massive ovation and taps her badge in appreciation on the way off.

85 min: Lotte Wubben-Moy comes perilously close to selling her goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger hideously short with a back-pass but just about gets away with it. Arsenal clear their lines. I suppose we’d give Wubben-Moy the benefit of the doubt and say she knew exactly what she was doing.

84 min: Foord is unlikely to top that goal in the remaining few minutes and is duly replaced by Asmita Ale.

GOAL! Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur (Foord 82)

Now it’s three! Beth Mead picks out Caitlin Foord on the edge of the Tottenham penalty area and she curls a beauty of a shot around Tinja-Riika Korpela and inside the far post. That’s a wonderful strike.

A fine finish from Caitlin Foord gives Arsenal a third goal.
A fine finish from Caitlin Foord gives Arsenal a third goal. Photograph: Catherine Ivill / Getty Images
Arsenal's Caitlin Foord celebrates scoring their third goal with Beth Mead.
Foord is congratulated by fellow goalscorer Beth Mead. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge / Action Images / Reuters

80 min: Correction: Manchester City have spanked Birmingham 6-0! I thought they’d finished at four but was misinformed.

Birmingham City's Harriet Scott (left), Sarah Ewens (center) and Louise Quinn appear dejected after their defeat which confirmed the club's relegation from the WSL.
Birmingham City’s Harriet Scott (left), Sarah Ewens (center) and Louise Quinn appear dejected after their defeat which confirmed the club’s relegation from the WSL. Photograph: Martin Rickett / PA

78 min: Elsewhere in the WSL: Manchester City have spanked Birmingham 4-0 at the Etihad Academy, which means the Midlands side have been relegated from the WSL.

78 min: Tottenham substitution: Cho So-hyun on for Rachel Williams.

76 min: Looking at replays of that Josie Green challenge on Lia Walti, you’d have to say the Tottenham player was extremely lucky to excape with no more than a booking. It was a nasty challenge that was well worth a red card.

72 min: There’s a bit of argy-bargy as Katie McCabe and Maeva Clemaron engage in handbags moments after Josie Green got had booked for a meaty challenge on Lia Walti. McCabe and Clemaron both get booked too.

Players clash during the match.
Katie McCabe of Arsenal (second left) argues with Spurs’ Maeva Clemaron (left of referee) before they both end up in the book. Photograph: Andrew Couldridge / Action Images / Reuters

GOAL! Arsenal 2-0 Tottenham (Foord 72)

Arsenal double their lead! From a short corner, Miedema ends up driving the ball across the face of the Tottenham goal. Caitlin Foord shakes off her marker and stabs it home from close range at the far post.

Caitlin Foord slots home Arsenal's second goal.
Caitlin Foord slots home Arsenal’s second. Photograph: Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

68 min: Arsenal substitution: Katie McCabe is on for Stina Blackstenius. Tottenham substitution: Izzy Lane on for Jessica Naz.

67 min: Miedema shoots high over the bar with her left foot from just outside the Arsenal penalty area.

66 min: Caitlin Foord cuts into the Tottenham penalty area from the left, runs into traffic and lays the ball off to Miedema. She too runs into a stout wall of white shirts. Good defending from Tottenham in their own box.

63 min: Beth Mead “tsks” in visible irritation after passing up a decent shooting opportunity to pull the ball acrossd the face of the Tottenham goal instead. There’s nobody on hand to prod home.

59 min: Elsewhere in the WSL, Manchester City lead Birmingham 3-0 with 20 minutes to go at the Etihad Academy. Unless they win, Birmingham are going down. Their goose seems well and truly cooked.

Georgia Stanway fires home Manchester City's third goal.
Georgia Stanway fires home Manchester City’s third goal. Photograph: Molly Darlington / Action Images / Reuters

58 min: Tottenham substitute Evalina Summanen is booked for raising her hands to Kim Little as the pair engaged in a bit of “afters”.

55 min: Tottenham attack, with Ayane on the ball down the left wing. At the byline, she pulls the ball straight into the arms of Arsenal goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger. That’s a poor delivery – crossing for the sake of crossing, rather than holding the ball up and waiting for Rachel WIlliams to get up in support.

Rosella Ayane of Tottenham Hotspur on the ball.
Rosella Ayane of Tottenham Hotspur on the ball. Photograph: Tottenham Hotspur FC / Getty Images

54 min: Miedema sells her marker a dummy to create a yard of space in the Tottenham penalty area only to shoot straight at Tinja-Riika Korpela.

53 min: Miedema runs on to a through abll and tries to square it across the face of the Spurs goal. Her delivery is put out for a corner. Tottenham clear from the set-piece.

51 min: Beth Mead sprints forward for Arsenal with the ball at her fgeet but runs into traffic on the edge of the Spurs penalty area. Jessica Naz takes possession, gallops forward and runs into a red wall of resistance when perhaps she should have played the ball wide.

49 min: There’s a break in play after a full-blooded collision between Beth Mead and Josie Green. Green looked to be the aggressor there, diving in after a heavy touch but she doesn’t concede a foul as she won the ball and kept her studs down. Both players look OK to continue.

47 min: Arsenal begin the second half as they did the first – on the front foot.

Second half: Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham

46 min: Play resumes and Tottenham have made a change. Evalina Summanen is on for Kyah Simon.

Half-time: Arsenal 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur

Peep! The players of both teams adjourn to their dressing-rooms with Arsenal leading courtesy of Beth Mead’s early opener. They should have scored one or two more but will be happy enough with the current state of affairs.

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