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Women's Super League: Arsenal 1-4 Chelsea - Sam Kerr hits first Blues goal as Gunners are routed

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WSL Highlights: Arsenal Women 1-4 Chelsea Women

Sam Kerr grabbed her first Chelsea goal as the Blues scored three times in ten first-half minutes on the way to routing reigning Women's Super League champions Arsenal.

Kerr headed in Chelsea's second goal from a far-post centre by Guro Reiten three minutes after Beth England's sumptuous curled opener.

Sophie Ingle then made it 3-0 to the visitors with a glorious 20-yard left-foot, half-volley into the top corner inside 20 minutes.

Reiten's header from Jonna Andersson's cross extended the lead further after the break.

Beth Mead gave a glimmer of hope for Arsenal with a tame header that slipped through keeper Ann-Katrin Berger's grasp.

But a dominant Chelsea had little trouble seeing out a win that moved them a point behind Arsenal and new leaders Manchester City with a game in hand on both.

Arsenal have dropped below City, with both teams having lost two games this season, while third-placed Chelsea remain unbeaten after 12 league games.

Line-ups

Arsenal Women

  • 1Zinsberger
  • 22Schnaderbeck
  • 6Williamson
  • 16QuinnSubstituted forEvansat 58'minutes
  • 7van de Donk
  • 13WältiBooked at 88mins
  • 8NobbsSubstituted forMeadat 58'minutes
  • 10Little
  • 15McCabeBooked at 36mins
  • 11Miedema
  • 14Roord

Substitutes

  • 17Evans
  • 18Peyraud-Magnin
  • 20Maier
  • 23Mead
  • 26Grant
  • 27Filis

Chelsea Women

  • 30Berger
  • 18MjeldeBooked at 65mins
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 25Andersson
  • 5Ingle
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 11ReitenSubstituted forBlundellat 81'minutes
  • 10Ji
  • 9England
  • 20KerrSubstituted forSpenceat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Blundell
  • 7Carter
  • 21Cooper
  • 23Bachmann
  • 24Spence
  • 27Napier
  • 28Telford
Referee:
Abigail Byrne
Attendance:
4,000

Match Stats

Home TeamArsenal WomenAway TeamChelsea Women
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home9
Away15
Shots on Target
Home3
Away4
Corners
Home4
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Arsenal Women 1, Chelsea Women 4.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Arsenal Women 1, Chelsea Women 4.

Attempt saved. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Kim Little.

Attempt blocked. Lisa Evans (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Lia Wälti.

Attempt missed. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Magdalena Eriksson with a headed pass.

Booking

Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women).

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Women. Drew Spence replaces Sam Kerr.

Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Beth England (Chelsea Women).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Women. Hannah Blundell replaces Guro Reiten.

Attempt missed. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lisa Evans.

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

Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Beth Mead.

Attempt blocked. Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jonna Andersson (Chelsea Women).

Corner, Arsenal Women. Conceded by Jonna Andersson.

Jill Roord (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Sophie Ingle (Chelsea Women).

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 1, Chelsea Women 4. Beth Mead (Arsenal Women) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Katie McCabe with a cross.

Offside, Chelsea Women. Erin Cuthbert tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

Offside, Chelsea Women. Sophie Ingle tries a through ball, but Beth England is caught offside.

Goal!

Goal! Arsenal Women 0, Chelsea Women 4. Guro Reiten (Chelsea Women) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross.

Attempt missed. Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Katie McCabe.

Booking

Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Daniëlle van de Donk (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Women).

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

Foul by Lia Wälti (Arsenal Women).

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Ji So-Yun with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Millie Bright.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Beth Mead replaces Jordan Nobbs.

Substitution

Substitution, Arsenal Women. Lisa Evans replaces Louise Quinn.

Foul by Katie McCabe (Arsenal Women).

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sophie Ingle (Chelsea Women).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women1311023352833
2Arsenal Women1311023692733
3Chelsea Women1210203482632
4Man Utd Women116051981118
5Everton Women116051715218
6Reading Women125251823-517
7Tottenham Women135171222-1016
8West Ham Women114161522-713
9Brighton Women13238928-199
10B'ham City Women11218520-157
11Liverpool Women12138413-96
12Bristol City Women12138837-296
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