Arsenal Ladies bounced back from their Women's League Cup Final defeat to cement their position at the top of the Premier League table with a convincing win at Leeds United.

Everton's shock win on Thursday ended Arsenal's hopes of a domestic treble but they remain on course for the double after seeing off the Yorkshire side.

Arsenal capitalised on a number of defensive errors to open up a three-goal lead by half time. England winger Rachel Yankey opened the scoring before Lianne Sanderson netted twice to take her season's tally to 31 goals in all competitions.

Leeds were more competitive after the break but Julie Fleeting headed home Arsenal's fourth after a slick breakaway.

Vic Akers' side are now seven points clear of Bristol Academy at the top of the table and have four games in hand on their closest rivals.


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3 Mar 2008