Chelsea Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
12:30pm Sunday 8th September
Victory was sealed by bethany England’s magnificent fourth-minute strike for Chelsea over London rivals Tottenham in the Super League of the Women in front of just under 25,000 fans at Stamford Bridge.
England’s early longstanding shot was enough to get the Blues to secure a win in a game they dominated .
Spurs goalkeeper Becky Spencer retained her side in the match in the first half, making two saves to deny Guro Reiten and Hannah Blundell.
The presence figures did not break the 31,213 in the Etihad Stadium on Saturday for the Manchester derby, but dwarfed the previous season’s list of 5,265 at Brighton last year.
Once the ball dropped in the post within the opening two minutes of this match to Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, tottenham survived an early scare, but her attempt went wide.
The home side did not have to wait for the goal together with the effort from outside the box the perfect opening of England.
Chelsea continued to appear the more prominent, as Spencer was called into action several occasions at the first half and created some good saves a deflected effort from Reiten from a strike and Blundell.
Tottenham started to come back into the contest and came near to scoring the equaliser using their very best opportunity of the game only four minutes after the restart when debutant Rachel Furness hit a low shot but Ann-Katrin Berger was able to dip and make the rescue.
Chelsea hit in the minute, before Reiten’s follow-up header struck the post as Drew Spence struck a potent strike onto the crossbar.
Reiten delivered in a which forced Spencer into another good save to deny that the Norwegian midfielder Since the Blues seemed for another goal to seal all three points.
In added time, England added a second but Spencer was able to earn the rescue and deny that the Blues.
Reigning champions Arsenal were given a fright in the second half as they were made to cling to get a 2-1 win over West Ham.
Beth Mead fired a minute opener that was 14th and Arsenal looked set to cruise when Jill Roord house her side’s moment just before the rest.
But West Ham came back in the second half with Martha Thomas reducing the deficit with a second header afterward Kenza Dali moving agonisingly near an equaliser when her free-kick struck this post.
FA Women’s Super League results
Former Liverpool star Fara Williams returned to haunt her former team as she scored the only goal of the game in Reading’s victory.
Williams a WSL winner whilst on Merseyside, maintained home a free-kick shortly however, the Royals were forced to struggle for their success.
New signing Melissa Lawley missed a nice half opportunity for Liverpool while Lawley and Rinsola Babajide could have seized a point for the hosts.
A personal goal from Kerys Harrop early in the second half handed Everton a 1-0 win in Birmingham.
Blues keeper Hannah Hampton pulled off a brilliant save to deny Simone Magill from point-bank selection although claudia Walker came in the first half for the home side.