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Sunderland came from behind to record a shock 2-1 victory over Champions Arsenal and cause one of the Premier League's biggest surprises in many seasons.
The Gunners had won 5-1 when the sides met seven days earlier and, after the first half had finished goalless, normal service seemed to be resumed as Kim Little latched on to Katie Chapman's pass to round Rachael Laws and put them into the lead. However four minutes later, Jordan Nobbs levelled the scores from a through ball by Sophie Williams.
With four minutes remaining, a neat Sunderland move culminated with a Nobbs cross, from which Kelly McDougall scored with a spectacular overhead kick.
Sunderland held on in front of a large and noisy crowd to inflict only Arsenal's second league defeat in the last six years.
To complete a day of surprises in the top flight, leaders Chelsea went down to a 2-0 reverse at home to improving Doncaster Rovers Belles.
Belles captain Vicky Exley put her side ahead ten minutes into the second half with a shot from the edge of the area and Sarah Owen made the game safe when netting from a corner. Chelsea stay top on goal difference from Sunderland, whilst the win lifts Doncaster into fourth.
Everton recovered from their defeat seven days earlier to run out 3-0 winners over Bristol Academy and put their title challenge back on course. Toni Duggan netted twice inside the opening half hour and Natasha Dowie completed the scoring, midway through the second half.
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