Arsenal thrash rivals Tottenham to boost Womens Super League title hopes
A brace by Caitlin Foord helped Arsenal warm up for Wednesdays Champions League quarter-final with a 5-1 thrashing of rivals Tottenham in the Womens Super League.
Jonas Eidevalls side entered the derby after a frustrating 1-0 loss in the first leg at Bayern Munich on Tuesday but were back to their clinical best in a scintillating display at Brisbane Road.
Stina Blackstenius got the rout started early before Foord, captain Kim Little and Frida Maanum all got in on the act to hand Vicky Jepsons struggling Spurs a heavy loss despite Bethany Englands first-half penalty.
Victory for title hopefuls Arsenal moved them within two points of leaders Chelsea, who visit Manchester City on Sunday, with a treble still a possibility for the Continental Cup-winning Gunners ahead of Wednesdays Champions League last-eight second leg tie at the Emirates.
This was a Tottenham home match and a memorable occasion for Kerys Harrop, who was included in the starting line-up and levelled Gilly Flahertys record of 177 WSL appearances, but the visiting faithful travelled in numbers from across north London.