Arsenal Ladies stayed on course for an unblemished title campaign after racking up their 20th win of the Premier League season on Wednesday night.

Chelsea were the opponents on this occasion, as they were eight days earlier when a 5-1 victory secured a fourth successive title for Vic Akers' all-conquering side.

Since then Arsenal have been crowned European champions after their aggregate victory over Umeå. A re-shaped team from Sunday's UEFA Women's Cup Final took to the field to face Chelsea but still had too much for their opponents thanks to two goals from Lianne Sanderson and a welcome strike from Faye White.

The Arsenal and England captain, working her way back to match fitness following a long-term knee injury, was handed her first full game of the season. She celebrated with a cool finish from Anita Asante's well-timed pass after 34 minutes.

White's goal was Arsenal's second of the night. Sanderson had given the champions the advantage after just two minutes, heading home Rachel Yankey's left-wing cross.

The England striker scored again five minutes before the interval with an elegant chip, taking her league tally for the season to 27 goals. Lizzie Edwards grabbed a consolation for Chelsea 12 minutes from time but Arsenal were comfortable winners.

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4 May 2007