A hat-trick for Julie Fleeting on her first competitive start of the season ensured Arsenal Ladies maintained their 100 per cent start to the Premier League campaign with a 3-0 win at Chelsea.
The hosts, in their first outing of the season, put up a stubborn resistance against the defending champions and were unlucky not to go in at the break level.
Five minutes from half-time though, Fleeting grabbed her first, and it proved the undoing of Chelsea. The Scottish international got her second on 54 minutes and from there Arsenal never looked back. Fleeting completed the scoring - and her hat-trick - eight minutes from time.
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