Six of the best from champions Arsenal put paid to Chelsea in this Nationwide Women's Premier League encounter.

The Gunners enjoyed a breathtaking start to the match which was all but over as a contest inside 15 minutes, by which time Vic Akers' side had already established a four-goal lead.

England star Kelly Smith notched a brace and Julie Fleeting and Rachel McArthur added strikes of their own to overwhelm the visitors before they could get a foothold in the match.

Arsenal then waited until five minutes after the restart to stretch their lead as Jayne Ludlow's shot was deflected in by Chelsea's Nicki De La Salle.

England Under-19 striker Lianne Sanderson completed the scoring by netting Arsenal's sixth eight minutes from time.

The Gunners leapfrog Everton into second place in the table, six points behind leaders Charlton Athletic with two games in hand over the pacesetters.

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