Irish captain Katie McCabe scores again for Arsenal
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Irish captain Katie McCabe scores again for Arsenal

IRISH CAPTAIN Katie McCabe kept her fine scoring form up this weekend as she took her tally to three goals in three games for Arsenal women.

The 26 year-old took the ball down on her left thigh after a cross was cleared and struck a beautiful volley from 20 yards that dipped through the hands of Sandy MacIver. Arsenal went on to win 3-0 over Everton Women in a convincing day for the north London club.

Itโ€™s the second goal McCabe has scored that got fans off their feet. Her previous goal was a long range lob to help Arsenal maintain their perfect start to the Womenโ€™s Super League season as they defeated Aston Villa 4-0 on October 2nd.

The result comes after Arsenal lost 4-1 Barcelona in the Women's Champions League midweek.

Before the game, both sides and officials linked arms around the centre circle in solidarity with players in the US who have made sexual misconduct allegations against English coach Paul Riley.

National Women's Soccer League team North Carolina Courage sacked Riley following the allegations, which he denies.

McCabe and Arsenal are next in action against Hoffenheim in the Women's Champions League on Thursday, while Everton play at Manchester City in the League Cup on Wednesday.

The WSL now takes a four-week break with the next round of games on 6 and 7 November.