Arsenal step up the pressure
Arsenal have opened up a lead of five points over Chelsea following their 4-
In the first match in the league since the international break, the Gunners got off to a strong start as they took the lead midway through the first half, Vivianne Miedema finishing off a good move with a low left foot drive into the corner of the net. Two minutes later, Katie McCabe fired in a second from close range and Leah Williamson made it three ahead of half time with a powerful header from a corner.
Arsenal kept up the pace in the second half and Beth Mead came close to extending their lead with a powerful strike which crashed against the bar. A fourth goal was to come though and Stina Blackstenius completed the scoring for her side when she slotted home a cross from Miedema.
At the other end of the table, Everton secured their first league win since November with a 1-