Netherlands striker Vivianne Miedema has broken Nikita Parris’s record to become the Women’s Super League’s all-time top scorer.
The 24-year-old scored a first-half hat-trick for league leaders Arsenal in a 6-1 hammering of Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, beginning with a strike in the seventh minute to put her side 2-0 up – her 50th goal in 50 games, breaking the England striker’s record.
She proceeded to add two more goals before half-time for a total of 52 goals in 50 WSL games as Arsenal cruised to their fifth victory in five league games.
Miedema has netted 10 times so far this season, giving her more goals individually than eight of the entire clubs’ tallies in the 12-team league.
The famously taciturn forward took to Twitter with a short video after the final whistle, saying: “Happy with the big win, happy to have broken the record for the most goals as well!”
Unbeaten Arsenal top the table on 15 points from five games with a goal difference of plus 25, with Everton second on 13 points. Current champions Chelsea are fourth with a game in hand.
Additional reporting from Reuters.