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Arsenal beat Spurs in front of Women's Super League record crowd

Arsenal's win at Tottenham was seen by a record crow for a Women's Super League match.

Another milestone in women's football was reached on Sunday when a record Super League (WSL) crowd of 38,262 saw Tottenham Hotspur's 2-0 defeat by champions Arsenal at their new stadium but such matches in big grounds are still the exception.

Total attendances on a packed day of top-flight women's games in England was almost 75,000, with 23,500 at Anfield to watch Liverpool lose 1-0 to Everton in the Merseyside derby.

The record crowd who flocked to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, hosting its first...

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Arsenal celebrate after Beth Mead's opener against West Ham.

An unstoppable Beth Mead goal helped champions Arsenal to a narrow 2-1 win over West Ham in their FA Women's Super League opener on Sunday, while Beth England's early rocket proved enough for Chelsea as they beat newcomers Tottenham Hotspur 1-0.

Although last year's top scorer Vivianne Miedema missed the game with a tight hamstring, Mead's thunderous shot put Arsenal ahead in the 14th minute, and she then teed up debutant Jill Roord to make it 2-0 just before halftime.

- Marcotti: Mapping out...