Arsenal came from a goal down to win 4-1 at Leeds United on Sunday.

England Under-19 striker, Lianne Sanderson, bagged a brace to send Vic Akers' side back to the top of the Nationwide Women's Premier League.

But they did not have it all their own way, despite the emphatic final score-line.

Indeed, just as when the two sides had met earlier in the campaign, Leeds scored first and it was Natalie Preston who gave them an 18th minute lead from a fine through ball by Karen Walker.
But the Gunners equalised after 36 minutes, as Sanderson scored direct from a free-kick. And just before half-time, Rachel Yankey edged Arsenal in front with a shot from 15 yards.

The second period was a close-run affair, much like the first, until England star Kelly Smith doubled Arsenal's advantage.

Sanderson added a fourth in added time to lift the reigning champions to top-spot.

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22 Jan 2006