Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema became the first player to reach 100 Women’s Super League goals by scoring in the Gunners’ 4-2 home win over Birmingham.
Miedema scored Arsenal’s second goal in a win that moved them eight points clear of second-placed Chelsea, who are three games clear of the leaders.
Arsenal defender Rafaelle Souza opened the scoring with her first goal for the club (14), with Beth Mead adding a third (71) to give the home side a comfortable 3-0 lead.
The visitors, however, threatened to pull off an incredible comeback, scoring twice in six minutes thanks to goals from Libby Smith (76) and Lucy Quinn (82).
But Arsenal substitute Caitlin Foord scored in injury time to secure victory as Jonas Eidevall’s side chase a first WSL title since 2019.
The Blues meanwhile, remain at the bottom of the table, eight points from safety.
After Arsenal’s victory, Tottenham missed the chance to take second place behind their north London rivals after a goalless draw at Reading.
Spurs remain fourth, level on points with Manchester United, one behind Chelsea in second and nine adrift of Arsenal.
Reading’s draw puts them sixth, level on points with fifth-placed Manchester City.
Arsenal travel to Brighton in the WSL on Sunday March 13 live on Sky Sports; kick off 6:45 p.m. Birmingham host West Ham on the same day at 2 p.m.
Meanwhile, Reading travel to Manchester United on Saturday March 12, live on Sky Sports; kick off 11:30 a.m. Tottenham travel to Manchester City on Sunday March 13; kick off 12:30 p.m.