Arsenal beat Birmingham City 6-2 to move five points clear at the top of the Women's Premier League.

The scoreline belied a hard-fought contest as Arsenal incredibly scored three goals in stoppage time to wrap up victory.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Spencer
2
Flaherty 45
3
Bassett
4
Chapman
5
Scott
6
Ludlow Goal!
7
Davison Goal! Goal!
8
Little Goal!
9
Yankey
10
Fleeting Goal! Goal!
11
Carney

Substitutes

12
Pond 45

Birmingham City Ladies

1
Sue Wood
2
Faye Cardin
3
Michelle Hickmott
4
Christine Torkildsen
5
Sally Stanton
6
Becky Hall Goal!
7
Amy McCann Goal!
8
Kerys Harrop
9
Kate Ward
10
Heather Scheuber
11
Maz Gauntlett

Substitutes

12
Keeley Lowe
13
Jemma Butler
14
Milly Durrant
15
Chloe Foster

The Gunners took a 15th-minute lead through Jayne Ludlow, but Becky Hall equalised immediately after the interval.

And after Gemma Davison had restored the home side's advantage in the 48th minute, Amy McCann brought the scores level for a second time just before the hour.

Two minutes later Julie Fleeting nudged the Gunners back in front, but Blues continued to battle until their resolve was finally broken in a long period of time added on.

Fleeting hit her second goal to effectively kill off the visitors, but for good measure Kim Little and Davison also found the net.

Arsenal Ladies

1
Spencer
2
Flaherty 45
3
Bassett
4
Chapman
5
Scott
6
Ludlow Goal!
7
Davison Goal! Goal!
8
Little Goal!
9
Yankey
10
Fleeting Goal! Goal!
11
Carney

Substitutes

12
Pond 45

Birmingham City Ladies

1
Sue Wood
2
Faye Cardin
3
Michelle Hickmott
4
Christine Torkildsen
5
Sally Stanton
6
Becky Hall Goal!
7
Amy McCann Goal!
8
Kerys Harrop
9
Kate Ward
10
Heather Scheuber
11
Maz Gauntlett

Substitutes

12
Keeley Lowe
13
Jemma Butler
14
Milly Durrant
15
Chloe Foster
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