FA Women’s Championship leaders Liverpool were 3-1 winners away to Sunderland on Saturday night, despite having fallen behind.
Emily Scarr scored past Rachel Laws on 18 minutes but Liverpool responded well as Melissa Lawley forced Allison Cowling to tip her volley onto the crossbar, then from the resulting corner Niamh Fahey headed against the bar.
Ceri Holland became the third visiting player to be denied by the bar, before a Lawley corner was headed on by Rachel Furness and nodded home by Yana Daniels.
Liverpool were ahead on half-time, Furness sending Leanne Kiernan away to slot past the keeper.
Lawley made it 3-1 on the hour mark with an audacious effort from distance that dipped into the far corner of the net.
The result sent Liverpool four points clear of London City Lionesses at the top, while Sunderland remain eighth ahead of Sunday’s fixtures.