Chelsea have secured comfortable victory over Manchester City in the Women’s Super League on Sunday, with the Emma Hayes’ side beating the Sky Blues 4-0 at the Academy Stadium.
The defending champions made perfect start to the game and found themselves lead inside two minutes as Sam Kerr’s pressing work was rewarded, Jessie Fleming nipping in to steal the ball and roll home.
Sam Kerr doubled Chelsea lead in the stoppage time of the half-time. The Australian forward punished Alex Greenwood’s error in possession with a clinical second on the break.
Fran Kirby made it three soon after the restart, her effort – which may have been a cross – finding its way in off the far post, before Magdalena Eriksson headed from a set-piece four minutes later to effectively end the game as a contest with half-an-hour still to play.
Victory over City, helped Chelsea to close the gap on one rival, Arsenal, who drop points for the first time this season in Saturday’s north London derby clash against Tottenham Hotspur.