Barclays FA Women’s Super League leaders Arsenal beat Reading 4-0 to go five points clear of Chelsea but from two games more.
WSL results – Weds 2 March
Aston Villa 0-1 Everton
Arsenal 4-0 Reading
Arsenal struck twice in little over a minute midway through the first half, as Vivienne Miedema made the most of a deflected pass to shoot past Rhiannon Stewart into the far corner, before Katie McCabe followed up a blocked Stina Blackstenius effort to make it 2-0.
The Gunners got their third before the break, Leah Williamson meeting a Steph Catley corner with a firm header into the back of the net.
Beth Mead smacked a shot against the crossbar in the second half, Blackstenius made it 4-0 from a Miedema pass.
Everton moved up to tenth with a 1-0 win at Aston Villa, whom they now trail by just two points with one game still in hand.
The Toffees made the breakthrough ten minutes from time, Aurora Galli netting a ball from Hanna Bennison.