Danielle Carter almost grabs a stunning consolation goal for Reading.
The ex-Gunner has Manuela
Zinsberger well beaten, but her powerful effort from distance comes back off the foot of the post.
Grace Moloney limits further damage for Reading. She does well to get down to a Vivianne Miedema stinging shot.
The Gunners are merciless today.
Lucy Graham produces a sublime back heel that flots over the Bristol City backline for Simone Magill to volley home.
Hat-trick for Jill Roord.
That third goal for Roord was a few minutes coming. She almost had it moments earlier after Vivianne Miedema herself went close.
This time, however, it is a cool low finish from close range.
Boom! Vivianne Miedema rifles home a second and Arsenal have five.
There was nothing on there, with Miedema taking the ball 20 yards out. But with a sight of the goal she hammers beyond the stretched figure of Grace Moloney.
She gives a little fist pump after missing a few earlier chances.
Arsenal are relentless!
Caitlin Foord, off the bench for her WSL debut, bends a shot just over onto the roof of the net.
She came on just minutes earlier as part of a triple change, with Danielle van de Donk and Leonie Maier also on, while Lia Walti, Steph Catley and Beth Mead made way.
Speaking of Jess Fishlock, some of the more eagle-eyed BBC Red Button viewers this afternoon have spotted that the spelling of the Wales legend’s surname on her shirt isn’t quite right.
That’s one way to make sure the kit from your club debut is unique…
Jess Fishlock is now the one to deny Arsenal on the line.
The Wales midfielder is back for the corner and in the perfect spot to deny the Gunners a fifth.
Molly Bartrip on the line denied Jill Roord a hat-trick!
The danger, however, isn’t completely cleared and Vivianne Miedema has another effort of her own deflected wide.
The chances are coming thick and fast…
The 14:00 BST games are under way and we’ll keep you updated on the action in all three matches.
Brighton v Birmingham
Bristol City v Everton
Tottenham v West Ham
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Vivianne Miedema could have had a hat-trick today!
This latest chance certainly goes down as a missed one. She has time to shape and shoot in the box, but has her initial effort blocked before her follow-up shot is pushed onto the woodwork.
Hope Powell’s Brighton give first starts to summer signings Lee Geum-min, Inessa Kaagman, Katie Robinson and Rebekah Stott, while former AC Milan star Nora Heroum is on the bench.
Brighton: Walsh, Stott, Williams, Le Tissier, Gibbons, Bowman, Connolly, Kaagman, Whelan, Robinson, Lee.
Substitutes: Fiskerstrand, Roe, Heroum, Barton, Simpkins, Jarrett, Green.
Visitors Birmingham City – in their first game with new boss Carla Ward in charge – give debuts to summer arrivals Christie Murray, Chloe McCarron and Jamie-Lee Napier, whose loan move from Chelsea was announced earlier today. Scotland’s Rachel Corise is one of only four players on the thin Blues squad’s bench, along with forward Destiney Toussaint, who was also unveiled today.
Birmingham: Hampton, Mayling, Scott, Brougham, Holloway, Whipp, McCarron, Murray, Napier, Walker, Scofield.
Substitutes: Lawley, Kelly, Toussaint, Corsie.
Ex-England captain on BBC Red Button
It’s just their movement, their positioning and their passing – it’s just so much better than Reading’s today.
Arsenal are just too slick, too good.
Jill Roord with her second and Arsenal’s fourth of the afternoon. Again, it is intricately worked and well taken.
There was a real flurry in front of goal from Arsenal before the hour, but Reading have been a growing threat in the second half, it has to be added.
Jess Fishlock is the latest to blaze an effort over, but Danielle Carter has also seen plenty of the ball.
Hosts Tottenham put former Birmingham centre-back Kerys Harrop straight in to their backline, while their other new arrivals Alanna Kennedy, Aurora Mikalsen, Rachel Williams and Shelina Zadorsky are on the bench.
Tottenham: Spencer, Green, Harrop, Dean, Percival, Addison, Worm, Graham, Quinn, Godfrey, Neville.
Substitutes: Mikalsen, Leon, Zadorsky, Filbey, Davison, Peplow, Williams, Kennedy.
There are debuts for West Ham’s new goalkeeper Mackenzie Arnold, defender Grace Fisk and left-back May Pacheco, as well as Czech Republic number 10 Katerina Svitkova.
West Ham: Arnold, Fisk, Flaherty, Vetterlein, Pacheco, Cho, Dali, Svitkova, Lehmann, Kiernan, Leon.
Substitutes: Brosnan, Redisch, Dunbar, Cruickshank, Longhurst, Grant, Van Egmond, Daly, Nor.
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Arsenal have the ball in the back of the net for a fourth time, but Jordan Nobbs’ well taken effort is ruled out for offside.
It was a close call and Reading are off the hook.
Vivianne Miedema is denied for a second time by Grace Moloney. The keeper going well to get low to the shot.
Bristol City give debuts to Aimee Palmer, Jemma Purfield and Australia’s Ella Mastrantonio, while Emma Bissell, Benedicte Haaland and Laura Rafferty are on the bench.
Bristol City: Baggaley, Bryson, Evans, Matthews, Logarzo, Humphrey, Wellings, Palmer, Harrison, Purfield, Mastrantonio.
Substitutes: Haaland, Rafferty, Salmon, Daniels, Allen, Bissell, Wilson, Layzell, Jones.
Visitors Everton bring Denmark defender Rikke Sevecke straight in to their side along with her international team-mate Nicoline Sorensen and Norway’s Ingrid Moe Wold. France’s Valerie Gauvin is on the bench. England’s Izzy Christiansen, who signed last winter, gets her Toffees debut at long last after she was injured prior to the lockdown. Australia’s Hayley Raso also gets a first Everton appearance. Scotland star Claire Emslie is on the bench, along with Poppy Pattinson.
Everton: Maclver, Wold, Turner, Christiansen, Magill, Sorensen, Roso, Graham, Finnigan, Clemaron, Sevecke.
Substitutes: Korpela, van Es, Pattinson, Stringer, Pike, Clinton, Emslie, Gauvin, Boye-Hlorkah
Lauren Bruton with a needless yellow card. She is very with a sliding tackle. Little wonder the substitute goes straight into the book.