Match ends, Arsenal Women 2, Everton Ladies 1.
Leaders Arsenal moved within one win of the Women's Super League title as they beat Everton at a sizzling Meadow Park.
The Gunners took full advantage of their game in hand on Manchester City in second, moving them four points clear with two matches to go.
Defender Louise Quinn prodded Arsenal in front from an early corner, before Vivianne Miedema dinked in the second.
Everton's Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah pulled one back from an indirect free-kick but Arsenal secured the three points.
They will clinch the title if they beat Brighton at the Amex Stadium on 28 April (12:15 BST), or if Man City fail to beat bottom side Yeovil Town later on the same day.
But any slip-up at Brighton could set up a final-day decider when Arsenal host City on 11 May.
Arsenal - the most successful side in the history of English women's football - have not won the title since 2012.
They took the lead quickly against 10th-placed Everton through Quinn, although the final touch appeared to come from the Toffees' Abbey-Leigh Stringer at the near post.
The WSL's top scorer Miedema showed composure and skill to clip in the second - her 30th goal of the season - after beating two defenders in the area.
Everton reduced the deficit after the break after a bizarre lapse in concentration from Arsenal and Netherlands keeper Sari van Veenedaal, when she mistakenly picked up Leah Williamson's routine backpass, and the lively Boye-Hlorkah rifled in from close range following the free-kick.
Arsenal went closest to adding the game's fourth goal, but Dominique Bloodworth lashed over from just outside the box.
Both sides could have had a player sent off after Stringer's poor challenge on England's Beth Mead, as Arsenal's Danielle van de Donk put her hand on referee Stacey Pearson in complaint, but both players were only shown yellow cards.
The result left Arsenal with 16 wins from 18 league games and without a draw, with unbeaten City's five league draws this term looking like a key factor in the title race.
- 1van Veenendaal
- 2VejeSubstituted forCarterat 80'minutes
- 23MeadSubstituted forSchnaderbeckat 81'minutes
- 7van de DonkBooked at 56mins
- 11MiedemaSubstituted forKemmeat 90'minutes
- 4Arnth Jensen
- 20FinniganBooked at 64mins
- 13StringerBooked at 56minsSubstituted forChanceat 88'minutes
- 16CainSubstituted forHughesat 62'minutes
- 10MagillSubstituted forBrownlieat 84'minutes
- Stacey Pearson
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 2, Everton Ladies 1.
Offside, Arsenal Women. Tabea Kemme tries a through ball, but Daniëlle van de Donk is caught offside.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Megan Finnigan.
Kim Little (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Olivia Chance (Everton Ladies).
Corner, Everton Ladies. Conceded by Katie McCabe.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Tabea Kemme replaces Vivianne Miedema.
Attempt missed. Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danielle Carter with a cross.
Substitution, Everton Ladies. Olivia Chance replaces Abbey-Leigh Stringer.
Foul by Leah Williamson (Arsenal Women).
Danielle Turner (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution, Everton Ladies. Emma Brownlie replaces Simone Magill.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Viktoria Schnaderbeck replaces Beth Mead.
Substitution, Arsenal Women. Danielle Carter replaces Katrine Veje.
Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Abbey-Leigh Stringer.
Lisa Evans (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies).
Offside, Everton Ladies. Danielle Turner tries a through ball, but Elise Hughes is caught offside.
Attempt missed. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Kim Little with a cross.