🎥 WSL: Kerr inspires Chelsea victory; United, City and Arsenal win

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Emily Wilson

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Sunday 7 March welcomed back another round of Women’s Super League action.

Here is how everything unfolded across the five matches of the day.


West Ham 0-2 Chelsea

Scorers: Kerr 7′, England 47′

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In the final match of the day, West Ham hosted Chelsea in the London Derby.

It didn’t take too long for the visitors to strike as Sam Kerr’s header found the net just eight minutes in.

Coming into the second half, Kerr returned the favour and teed up Bethany England to double the lead.

With the result, Chelsea keeps their two-point lead at the top of the table and West Ham sits second from the bottom.

West Ham Women 0
Chelsea Women 2
Full time

Manchester City 1-0 Everton

Scorers: Walsh 81′

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For the headlining match of the day, Manchester City hosted Everton at City Academy Stadium.

It was an entertaining match but it took a while for one of the sides to find a breakthrough.

City led the match in shot attempts 13-2 and arguably the best chance of the night fell to Sam Mewis.

She couldn’t capitalize on the opportunity and viewers referred to the event as the possible “miss of the season.”

In the end, it took until the 81st minute to find the first goal as Keira Walsh struck the winner for the hosts.

City stay two points behind the league leaders while Everton stay fifth.

Manchester City Women 1
Everton Women 0
Full time

Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 Tottenham

Scorers: Kaagman 64′, 74′

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Over in Crawley, Brighton took on Spurs at Broadfield Stadium.

Despite the visitors having 58 per cent possession and 10 shot attempts, the hosts walk away with three points.

Brighton’s Inessa Kaagman ends up the hero of the day as she was able to find the back of the net after 64 minutes.

Then just 10 minutes later, she was able to double the lead and secure the victory.

With the win, Brighton close in behind sixth-place Reading while Tottenham stays eighth.

Brighton & Hove Albion Women 2
Tottenham Women 0
Full time

Birmingham City 0-4 Arsenal

Scorers: Foord 37′, 39′, Miedema 76′, Evans 90+3′

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Arsenal travelled to St. George’s Park to take on Birmingham City and walk away with the three points.

It took a while for one of the sides to find the back of the net but Caitlin Foord’s two-minute brace gave the visitors a comfortable lead at the break.

In the second half, Arsenal tested Birmingham City and scored two more goals to cap off the victory.

A powerful strike from Vivianne Miedema added the third and Lisa Evans hit another in stoppage time.

Arsenal remains fourth while Birmingham City stays ninth.

Birmingham City Women 0
Arsenal Women 4
Full time

Manchester United 3-0 Aston Villa

Scorers: Hanson 27′, Sigsworth 43′, Zelem 73′

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The first match of the day saw Manchester United host Aston Villa at Leigh Sports Village.

The hosts were comfortably in control throughout the match maintaining 74 per cent possession with 13 shots compared to Aston Villa’s zero.

After 27 minutes, a gift from Chloe Arthur turned the ball over to Kirsty Hanson who hit a stunning strike to break the deadlock.

Later on, Lucy Staniforth’s free-kick set up Jessica Sigsworth’s bullet header to double the lead right before the break.

Coming into the second half, Villa’s defence kept United at bay but Katie Zelem was able to cap off the victory with the third goal in the 73rd minute.

United currently sit third, six points clear of Arsenal, and Villa are tenth.

Manchester United Women 3
Aston Villa Women 0
Full time

 


On 8 March, Bristol City will host Reading at Ashton Gate for matchday 16’s final fixture.