Irish international duo Ruesha Littlejohn and Harriet Scott endured a tough day at the office as Birmingham City were beaten 6-0 by Super League leaders Chelsea.

Australian international Sam Kerr scored a first-half hat-trick for the Blues, while Emma Hayes and Fran Kirby, with a brace, completed the scoring after the break.

The result leaves the Londoners two points clear at the top of the table.

Elswhere Rianna Jarrett and Megan Connolly helped Brighton to beat Manchester United 1-0 at the People's Pension Stadium.

The only goal of the game arrived 25 minutes when Inessa Kaagman converted a penalty for Albion.

The defeat sees United fall to fourth in the table after Arsenal's resounding 4-0 win away at Bristol City.

Republic of Ireland international Katie McCabe played the last 20 minutes of the game as a Vivianne Miedema brace saw the Gunners win their fifth game in a row.

Meanwhile, Manchester City extended their winning league run to 12 matches by winning 3-0 at Tottenham as they kept the pressure on Chelsea at the top.

In the battle against relegation Aston Villa’s survival hopes were dealt a blow as they were beaten 3-1 by Everton to stay bottom of the table.