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Reading Women 2-3 Chelsea Women: Blues win to clinch third

Bethany England in action for Chelsea
Bethany England has played for England at various youth levels but has not yet won a full cap

Bethany England scored Chelsea's winner at Reading to make sure of third place in the Women's Super League table.

The forward intercepted a back-pass and stroked home to cap a manic few second-half minutes.

Reading's Natasha Harding cancelled out Ji So-Yun's early strike, Karen Carney's cross went straight in and Fara Williams scored Reading's second equaliser - all within two minutes.

Brief calm followed before Chelsea went ahead for a third and final time.

Defeat for the Royals means they finish fifth in the table.

Line-ups

Reading Women

  • 1Moloney
  • 11Harding
  • 6Pearce
  • 26Howard
  • 3Pacheco
  • 7Furness
  • 18Moore
  • 8AllenBooked at 75mins
  • 4Williams
  • 10Bruton
  • 14FarrowSubstituted forJaneat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jane
  • 9Davison
  • 17Estcourt
  • 27Laws
  • 28Woodham

Chelsea Women

  • 1Lindahl
  • 18Mjelde
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 20AnderssonSubstituted forBlundellat 68'minutes
  • 22CuthbertSubstituted forEngmanat 45'minutes
  • 10JiSubstituted forThorisdottirat 77'minutes
  • 5Ingle
  • 8Carney
  • 14Kirby
  • 15England

Substitutes

  • 2Thorisdottir
  • 3Blundell
  • 7Carter
  • 17Engman
  • 23Bachmann
  • 24Spence
  • 28Telford
Referee:
Abigail Byrne
Attendance:
612

Match Stats

Home TeamReading WomenAway TeamChelsea Women
Possession
Home46%
Away54%
Shots
Home15
Away21
Shots on Target
Home4
Away8
Corners
Home1
Away6
Fouls
Home9
Away7

Live Text

Match ends, Reading FC Women 2, Chelsea FC Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading FC Women 2, Chelsea FC Women 3.

Adelina Engman (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Remi Allen (Reading FC Women).

Attempt saved. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Mayumi Pacheco with a cross.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Grace Moloney (Reading FC Women).

Attempt missed. Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Hannah Blundell.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match because of an injury Beth England (Chelsea FC Women).

Attempt missed. Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Maria Thorisdottir replaces Ji So-Yun because of an injury.

Booking

Remi Allen (Reading FC Women) is shown the yellow card.

Delay in match because of an injury Ji So-Yun (Chelsea FC Women).

Ji So-Yun (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women).

Offside, Reading FC Women. Rachel Furness tries a through ball, but Remi Allen is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Rachel Furness (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jade Moore.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Grace Moloney tries a through ball, but Lauren Bruton is caught offside.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

Attempt blocked. Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Kirsty Pearce (Reading FC Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Millie Bright (Chelsea FC Women).

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Hannah Blundell replaces Jonna Andersson.

Attempt saved. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Maren Mjelde.

Attempt saved. Fara Williams (Reading FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Foul by Karen Carney (Chelsea FC Women).

Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Francesca Kirby (Chelsea FC Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Beth England.

Goal!

Goal! Reading FC Women 2, Chelsea FC Women 3. Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Sophie Ingle (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Lauren Bruton (Reading FC Women).

Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Francesca Kirby.

Attempt missed. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left.

Offside, Reading FC Women. Remi Allen tries a through ball, but Natasha Harding is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Attempt missed. Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) left footed shot from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Karen Carney with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Rebecca Jane.

goal

As It Stood

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3Chelsea Women20126246143242
4B'ham City Women20131629171240
5Reading Women208393330327
6Bristol City Women207491734-1725
7West Ham Women2072112537-1223
8Liverpool Women2071122138-1722
9Brighton Women2044121638-2216
10Everton Ladies2033141538-2312
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