Arsenal responded well after their exit from the UEFA cup and
made it seven straight league wins, coming away from Everton with
an important 2-0 victory.
The win keeps the Gunners impressive unbeaten domestic league
run going to 42 wins and gives them the edge over their likely main
rivals this season.
Driving rain and strong winds during the first half made the
conditions difficult for both teams. Assisted with the wind in the
first period Arsenal pressed hard and Everton's Rachel Brown
kept out efforts from Faye White and Jayne Ludlow.
The breakthrough however didn't come until after half time,
when Lianne Sanderson had time at the back post to slot the ball
away after a Rachel Yankey corner landed at her feet.
Everton had chances of their own to equalise and looked
threatening from several corners, which took a headed clearance off
the line and required goalkeeper Emma Byrne to be at her best on
two occasion to tip the inswinging deliveries over the bar.
Arsenal managed to sustain the pressure and dealt the killer
blow to the Toffee's when Katie Chapman headed a second sixteen
minutes from the end, with a Yankey flag-kick again providing the
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