Beth Mead scored twice as Arsenal moved top of the Women's Super League with a resounding victory at Liverpool. Kim Little guided in Katie McCabe's low cross and Mead added a second for Arsenal when her strike squeezed past Anke Preuss and was eventually given. The visitors led 3-0 when Mead's mishit cross floated in at the far post, with Dominique Bloodworth heading a fourth. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk's penalty gave Liverpool a consolation before Vivianne Miedema netted late on for the Gunners. Joe Montemurro's Arsenal are a point clear with a game in hand on title rivals Manchester City, who they face on the final day of the season.
Denmark will face either England or Netherlands in the final of Women's Euro 2017 after defeating Austria in a penalty shootout. Simone Sorensen scored the crucial spot-kick after Austria missed their first three penalties. The Austrians will rue wasting the best chance of the match when Sarah Puntigam fired over a first-half penalty. Denmark also went close in normal time through Sanne Troelsgaard, whose strike came off the crossbar. It was a tight and tense semi-final between Denmark, the two-time semi-finalists, and tournament debutants Austria.
Fran Kirby and Beth England both scored hat-tricks as Chelsea romped to victory over Bristol City to maintain the pressure on Women's Super League leaders Manchester City. Kirby side-footed in her first from Erin Cuthbert's cross and Cuthbert also created England's opener. Kirby then curled a fine third for the Blues before the break. England slid in to convert a fourth and Kirby's penalty and England's header sealed victory. The chances of Chelsea retaining their league title look slim following another win for leaders Manchester City, who beat Everton 3-1 to maintain their six-point advantage over third-placed Chelsea.
Leaders Manchester City maintained their 100% record in Women's Super League One as they scored five times in an entertaining game at Reading. City debutant Nadia Nadim's header opened the scoring before Scotland's Claire Emslie clipped in a second. Reading hit back with Remi Allen's tap-in and Brooke Chaplen's fine strike, but Izzy Christiansen tucked the visitors in to a 3-2 half-time lead. Jill Scott's second-half brace secured City's sixth win from six. The two sides could both have scored more, but Jo Potter's second-half free-kick fizzed just wide of the post for Reading, while Nadim's bouncing first-half shot was saved by Mary Earps.
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