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Chelsea pull clear at the top following Arsenal win

Chelsea moved three points clear at the top of the Barclays Women's Super League with a 3-0 victory against Arsenal.

It was the best possible response to Sunday's surprise defeat to Brighton and leaves Arsenal 12 points behind top spot and seven points adrift of the European places.

Pernille Harder scored twice before Fran Kirby added a third late on. "Everybody knows what the standards are at Chelsea and it's not always easy to live with," said Chelsea head coach Emma Hayes.

"The pressure is relentless, the expectation is relentless, but it's a place for the best to thrive, and only the best, with the highest standards, keep this dream machine flying.

"Those are my demands and I won't compromise on that. To see the response from the team shows where the team wants to go."

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