Tottenham 1-1 Arsenal: Vivianne Miedema scores dramatic late equaliser in derby

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By Emma Sanders BBC Sport, The Hive

Arsenal's unbeaten start in Women's Super League season was saved by Vivianne Miedema, who scored a dramatic stoppage-time equalizer against Tottenham.

After Rachel Williams's opener, the league leaders were trailing and threatening to upset at The Hive.

Arsenal's reliable goalscorer Miedema made a comeback to win a corner for Arsenal and sent over 2,800 people into a frenzy.

Arsenal missed many chances to break the deadlock prior to Williams' opener. Beth Mead and Katie McCabe both hit the woodwork in first half.

Miedema had been close to scoring when Tinja-Riikka Corpela denied her goalkeeper. Mead, however, was always a threat.

Arsenal extends their league lead to 4 points, but Chelsea can close it on Sunday when they face Manchester City (15:00 GMT).

This was another important result for Tottenham who added to their draw with Manchester United and continue their quest for a Champions League qualification spot.

Spurs are resilient, but Arsenal pressure pays off

After hitting the post in the first period, Katie McCabe got a free kick.

Rehanne Skinner, Tottenham boss, had asked for a hard-working performance earlier in the week. She got it in a typical robust performance.

Graham and Williams worked tirelessly with the ball to support Arsenal's possession, but Spurs were still a threat at the break.

Their efforts paid off when they combined to stun Arsenal. It was a stunning finale as the Gunners increased the pressure to find an equaliser.

Miedema had been frustrated on many occasions and had tortured the Spurs backline with dangerous attempts and weaving runs but to no avail.

She delivered and showed the ruthlessness which has made her one the most prolific strikers worldwide.

The title race is unfolding in fascinating fashion. If Chelsea closes the gap on Sunday then only one point will separate them.

Spurs should have been 2-0 up after Ashley Neville's goal was missed from just a few yards. However, this performance will give Spurs great confidence, while Brighton are still in fourth.