Post-Match Report

Ladies: Leeds United 1-4 Arsenal

Ladies: Bristol Academy 1-5 Arsenal

Leeds Carnegie -

Women's Premier League
Women's Premier League
  Leeds Carnegie
Leeds Carnegie
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  Arsenal Women
Arsenal Women

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

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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