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Reading’s Fara Williams scores goal from halfway line to beat former club Arsenal

• Midfielder strikes twice in Women’s Super League Cup win
• Williams has now scored five goals in six matches

Fara Williams scored twice, including a sensational winner from the halfway line, against her former club Arsenal to earn Reading a hard-fought victory in the Women’s Super League Cup at Meadow Park.

Williams scored directly from a second-half restart, immediately after Beth Mead had equalised just after the hour mark for Arsenal, who are expected to appoint Melbourne City assistant coach Joe Montemurro as their new manager this week. Williams’s stunning 50-yard effort looped over the Arsenal goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse, who was well beaten. It was Williams’s fifth goal in six games and ensured a third straight victory for Kelly Chambers’s side in all competitions.

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