Arsenal Ladies extended their lead at the top of the Women's Super League with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Liverpool on Sunday.
Laura Harvey's side led at the break courtesy of Kim Little's penalty before doubling their advantage in the second period with another spot-kick from the Scotland international.
- Chapman (C)
- Yankey 69
- Little Goal! Goal!
- Carter 30
- Nicole Adams
- Bragg 69
- Houghton 30
- Nicola Davies
- Brusell 64
- Lynda Shepherd 77
- Hannah Keryakoplis 64
- Nicki Harding 64
- Amie Fleming 77
- Jones 64
It was the perfect response to Thursday's disappointing FA Cup semi-final exit at the hands of Chelsea, which Arsenal lost 2-0 despite dominating.
The visitors started brightly and forced Nicky Davies into action inside a minute trough Little's fierce effort, before Jordan Nobbs went close soon after.
Ciara Grant ensured Liverpool would not break the deadlock with a fine challenge to deny Australia international Emily Gielnik, signed from Brisbane Roar on Friday.
Little fired over shortly afterwards before Harvey's side were awarded a penalty five minutes before the break when the Scot was felled by Samantha Chappell inside the box. The midfielder stepped up to open the scoring.
With half an hour remaining Arsenal - and Little - had two. This time the 21-year-old's shot was handled by Lynda Shepherd and, once more, she converted from 12 yards.
Niamh Fahey hit a post before Gielnik fired wide after neat build-up play. But Arsenal saw out their third win of the season to maintain a 100 per cent start to the campaign.Copyright 2013 The Arsenal Football Club plc. Permission to use quotations from this article is granted subject to appropriate credit being given to www.arsenal.com as the source 6 May 2012