Manchester City grabbed a late winner at home to Arsenal to stay in the title race while USWNT striker Alex Morgan scored one goal and made another.
Defending champions Arsenal suffered a serious blow to their title hopes as they suffered a 2-1 defeat at WSL leaders Manchester City.
Australia international striker Sam Kerr scored her first Chelsea goal as the Blues beat champions Arsenal 4-1 in FA Women's Super League.
Fredde Ljungberg struggled on his managerial debut, but at least one set of Arsenal fans saw a dominant display.
Viviane Miedema scored six goals as Arsenal secured a record 11-1 WSL victory over Bristol City.
An unstoppable Beth Mead goal helped champions Arsenal to a narrow 2-1 win over West Ham in their FA Women's Super League opener.
Arsenal Women sealed the Women's Super League title with a game to spare after a 4-0 victory over Brighton and Hove Albion at the Falmer Stadium.
England could be without one of its key players for the Women's World Cup next year after playmaker Jordan Nobbs ruptured the ACL in her left knee.
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Ramona Bachmann scored twice and Fran Kirby netted a fine individual effort as Chelsea Ladies beat Arsenal Women 3-1 to win the FA Cup final.
Vivianne Miedema struck the only goal of the game in the 32nd minute as Arsenal Ladies upset favourites Manchester City Women to win the WSL Cup.
Former United States international Heather O'Reilly is among six female players from five countries to sign up for Juan Mata's Common Goal campaign.
"My deepest thanks to everyone at Arsenal Football Club for making it possible for me to pursue my childhood dream," Smith said.
Arsenal Ladies player Casey Stoney has admitted people questioned whether she was a girl when she was growing up because of her ability on a football
36-year-old Arsenal Ladies striker scored 46 times in 117 internationals, feels "proud and honoured to have played for England for 20 wonderful years."