Kelly: Goal was the sweetest feeling

Sunderland Women's midfielder Kelly McDougall reflected on her winner against Arsenal Ladies last Sunday and admitted: "That was sweet!"

The 25-year-old struck the decisive goal in the closing minutes of Sunderland's 2-1 win at Hetton's Eppleton CW ground with a dipping shot that cleared keeper Emma Byrne but dipped just underneath the crossbar.

The strike left the mighty Gunners – who completed the treble last season – licking their wounds. It was only their second league defeat in six years, and sent shockwaves around the country in the women's game.

"That goal will stay right up there as one of my most memorable," said McDougall, who also scored in Sunderland's 2-1 FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at Pride Park last season.

The win not only moved Sunderland back to joint top in the Premier League – alongside Chelsea, who visit Hetton tomorrow – but opened up the league title race as Arsenal's 100 per cent record was shattered.

Tomorrow's game kicks off at Eppleton CW at the earlier than usual time of 1pm. Admission is 3 for adults and 1 for children.

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