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Women's Super League: Chelsea Women 1-0 Liverpool Women

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WSL Highlights: Chelsea 1-0 Liverpool

Magda Eriksson scored the only goal at Kingsmeadow with an overhead kick as Chelsea Women ruined Liverpool Women boss Vicky Jepson's first match in official charge.

The reigning WSL champions earned only a second win of the season with the Swedish defender's 27th-minute strike.

With their front three in lively form, Chelsea had chances to win by more.

But from Jonna Andersson's cross, an off-balance Beth England blazed over from close range at the far post.

Liverpool gave a good account of themselves as Jepson took charge of her first game since being appointed officially as manager on Friday, having been in joint charge with Chris Kirkland since the departure of Neil Redfearn in September.

But the game was settled by some hapless defending as the visitors tried to deal with Erin Cuthbert's left-wing corner.

Three defenders went wrestling to the ground in trying to counter the threat of Chelsea's England defender Millie Bright. That left space for Drew Spence to knock it back across goal and, from 10 yards out, the unmarked Eriksson had the time and space to control with a flick up in the air before finishing with a cool overhead kick.

Chelsea came through six minutes of injury time, after Liverpool's Jasmine Matthews came off worse in a clash of heads with defender Maria Thorisdottir, to climb above the Reds into fourth in the table.

Line-ups

Chelsea Women

  • 28Telford
  • 3Blundell
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 20Andersson
  • 5Ingle
  • 24SpenceBooked at 53minsSubstituted forThorisdottirat 62'minutesSubstituted forEngmanat 86'minutes
  • 15EnglandSubstituted forBachmannat 81'minutes
  • 10Ji
  • 22CuthbertBooked at 69mins
  • 14Kirby

Substitutes

  • 1Lindahl
  • 2Thorisdottir
  • 7Carter
  • 8Carney
  • 17Engman
  • 21Cooper
  • 23Bachmann

Liverpool Women

  • 18Kitching
  • 44Murray
  • 6Bradley
  • 2MatthewsSubstituted forLittleat 86'minutes
  • 3Robe
  • 4Roberts
  • 5FaheySubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes
  • 7Clarke
  • 8Coombs
  • 20BabajideBooked at 65mins
  • 24LinnettSubstituted forDanielsat 70'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Preuss
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 10Murray
  • 11Daniels
  • 12Little
  • 19Rodgers
Referee:
Stacey Pearson
Attendance:
1,528

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
Possession
Home70%
Away30%
Shots
Home22
Away8
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home9
Away0
Fouls
Home6
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea FC Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea FC Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

Offside, Chelsea FC Women. Carly Telford tries a through ball, but Ramona Bachmann is caught offside.

Offside, Liverpool Women. Leandra Little tries a through ball, but Rinsola Babajide is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Adelina Engman replaces Maria Thorisdottir because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Leandra Little replaces Jasmine Matthews because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea FC Women) because of an injury.

Delay in match Jasmine Matthews (Liverpool Women) because of an injury.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Ramona Bachmann replaces Beth England.

Offside, Liverpool Women. Christie Murray tries a through ball, but Jessica Clarke is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Christie Murray replaces Niamh Fahey.

Attempt missed. Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross.

Foul by Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea FC Women).

Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Satara Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Liverpool Women. Yana Daniels replaces Kirsty Linnett.

Booking

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea FC Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea FC Women).

Sophie Bradley (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Hannah Blundell (Chelsea FC Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Erin Cuthbert following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Niamh Fahey.

Booking

Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

Hannah Blundell (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross.

Millie Bright (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Maria Thorisdottir replaces Drew Spence.

Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Attempt missed. Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC Women) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Erin Cuthbert with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Jasmine Matthews.

Attempt blocked. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt missed. Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Erin Cuthbert with a cross.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Jasmine Matthews.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Arsenal Women66003132818
2Man City Women74302361715
3B'ham City Women641163313
4Chelsea Women724135-210
5Liverpool Women630348-49
6Reading Women622268-28
7Bristol City Women622258-38
8West Ham Women6213814-67
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Everton5023410-62
11Yeovil Town Ladies6006419-150
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