Daniëlle van de Donk hits hat-trick as Arsenal edge West Ham in thriller

• Arsenal Women 4-3 West Ham United Ladies
• Hosts come from behind twice to keep up flawless start

A hat-trick from Daniëlle van de Donk, with each goal poked in from corners, and a long-range Kim Little effort showed Arsenal can win ugly as they came from behind twice to take all three points in a 4-3 win against a tough-tackling West Ham.

Arsenal have been the team to watch early in the season. Their attractive attacking football had resulted in 12 goals in two league games – sandwiching a 9-0 defeat of Lewes in the League Cup – and they were yet to concede as they welcomed West Ham to Meadow Park. However if there was a side confident of breaching the Gunners’ defence it was West Ham. The east London club are the only side to have done so this season with Brianna Visalli’s goal in their 3-1 defeat on the opening Continental League Cup weekend.

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