Jill Roord scored Arsenal’s second in their win over Brighton

Arsenal moved three points clear at the top of the Women’s Super League with a straightforward win over Brighton.

Danielle van de Donk cut in the from the left to slot the defending champions into an early lead.

Unmarked Netherlands team-mate Jill Roord fired in the second from the edge of the box, before Jordan Nobbs drove in the third after the break.

Beth Mead smashed in to complete the scoring late on after Brighton keeper Megan Walsh spilled Lia Walti’s cross.

The closest Brighton came to a response was when Emily Simpkins fired wide just before half-time.

Arsenal, who also won 4-0 when the sides met in September, controlled the game from start to finish, helped by Van de Donk’s early strike after racing on to Leah Williamson’s long diagonal pass.

Roord saw an effort blocked near the line by Danique Kerkdijk and Nobbs’ shot was well saved low down by Walsh before Roord capitalised on another Williamson pass to score.

Van de Donk slid in Nobbs for the Gunners’ third, aided by a neat dummy from top scorer Vivianne Miedema.

Mead then wrapped up a victory which lifts the Gunners three points ahead of second-placed Manchester City and seven in front of Chelsea, in third, who host Bristol City on Sunday.

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