Nigeria international Asisat Oshoala made a goal-scoring debut in Arsenal Ladies 3-1 victory against Reading FC Women on Wednesday night at Meadow Park. The Nigerian’s first appearance for the Gunners few days after her switch from Liverpool Ladies became a reality as she started against Reading in her second season in the English Women’s Super League.
Dutch star Dominique Jansse put the Gunners ahead in the 34th minute with the woodwork denying Oshoala of her debut goal nine minutes later before the break. On the resumption of the second half, the 21 year old sailed into the box and rounded the visitors goalkeeper before slotting into an empty net for her first goal to double Arsenal’s lead. But Boho Sayo pulled one back for Reading in the 58th minute before Danielle Carter extended the Gunners’ lead in the 70th minute to secure victory. The impressive victory for Oshoala who lasted for 90 minutes in their opening game of the season temporarily puts the Pedro Martínez Losa’s side atop of the WSL with three points and two goals. – Goal cullage.