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Aussie Gunners enjoy win, extend WSL lead

Arsenal have moved four points clear of Chelsea at the top of the WSL after cruising to a routine 4-0 win over bottom club Leicester.

Jonas Eidevall’s side hit back from last week’s FA Cup final disappointment against Sam Kerr’s Blues as early goals from Jordan Nobbs and Vivianne Miedema gave them a 2-0 lead.

Two goals in quick succession from substitute Frida Maanum after the interval put the seal on a solid display from the home side.

“It’s huge for us … That’s what we wanted to do. It’s a big three points for us and we keep moving forward,” Nobbs told Sky Sports.

Australian goalkeeper Lydia Williams played a full game for the Gunners. Compatriot Steph Catley was replaced in the 91st minute but Caitlin Foord was an unused substitute.

Good news for a fourth Matildas star in Kyah Simon whose Tottenham moved up to third after coming from behind to beat Aston Villa 2-1.

Villa captain Remi Allen lofted her side in front in the 18th minute but 10 minutes later Simon levelled from the penalty spot and Rachel Williams earned Spurs all three points in the 68th.

Tottenham leapfrogged Brighton, whose 2-0 defeat to Manchester United gave the visitors their first league win since October 3.

Goals to Wales international Halyley Ladd and Norwegian Vilde Boe Risa helped United end a four-match winless run to move level on points with Brighton in fourth.

At St Andrew’s, Ellen White scored a late winner in Manchester City’s 3-2 victory over Birmingham.

The win means City have now won back-to-back league games for the first time this season and are up to sixth while elsewhere, Everton and West Ham drew 1-1.

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