Arsenal Women and Bristol City Women played an association football
match on 1 December 2019 that ended with a scoreline of 11–1. It was
part of the 2019–20 Football Association Women's Super League
(FA WSL) and became the highest-scoring game in the league's history.
At the time Arsenal were the reigning champions and third in the league;
Bristol City were in tenth position. Dutch international striker
Vivianne Miedema scored six of the eleven Arsenal goals, a league
record, surpassing South Korean Ji So-yun to become the highest-scoring
non-British player in FA WSL history. Miedema was also involved in four
of the other five Arsenal goals, which were scored by Lisa Evans
(twice), Leah Williamson, Jordan Nobbs, and Emma Mitchell. Yana Daniëls
scored the only goal for Bristol City. The result put Arsenal top of the
league and left Bristol City in eleventh place out of twelve clubs. The
return match was never played, as the season was suspended because of
the COVID-19 pandemic.
Today's selected anniversaries:
Queen Anne's War: A British attempt to attack Quebec failed
when eight ships wrecked on the St. Lawrence River.
The yacht America won the Cup of One Hundred Sovereigns race,
later renamed the America's Cup, near the Isle of Wight, England.
Ida Siekmann jumped from a window in her tenement building
trying to flee to West Berlin, becoming the first person to die at the
A fire broke out on British Airtours Flight 28M, causing 55
deaths mostly due to smoke inhalation and bringing about changes to make
aircraft evacuation more effective.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. (road transport, Britain) A motor vehicle for transporting goods, and
in some cases people; a truck.
2. (dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway
3. (dated) A small cart or wagon used on the tramways in mines to carry
coal or rubbish.
4. (obsolete) A large, low, horse-drawn, four-wheeled wagon without
sides; also, a similar wagon modified for use on railways.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
People ask me to predict the future, when all I want to do is
prevent it. Better yet, build it. Predicting the future is much too
easy, anyway. You look at the people around you, the street you stand
on, the visible air you breathe, and predict more of the same. To hell
with more. I want better.
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