Chelsea stunned defending Women’s Super League champions Arsenal with a 4-1 away win.

Bethany England, Sam Kerr, Sophie Ingle and Guro Reiten were on target for the visitors at Meadow Park, before Beth Mead replied for Arsenal with 16 minutes remaining.

Reiten set up the 10th-minute opener for England, Kerr headed the second from the edge of the six-yard box three minutes later, then Ingle volleyed Emma Hayes’ side three goals ahead by the 20-minute mark, from Reiten’s superb free-kick.

Norwegian Reiten got a deserved goal midway through the second half, heading home from Jonna Andersson’s free-kick, before substitute Mead capitalised on a mistake from Katrin Berger for a headed goal which was of little consolation to the hosts.

Elsewhere, Liverpool leapfrogged Bristol City and moved out of the Women’s Super League relegation zone with a 1-0 victory.

A first-half goal from Rachel Furness gave the visitors their maiden win of the season.

West Ham came from behind to beat Brighton as Alisha Lehmann scored twice in the final 10 minutes to secure a 2-1 home win.

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