Women’s Match Report: Manchester United 1 Chelsea 6
Chelsea Women secured an impressive win against Manchester United to make it back-to-back Barclays FA Women’s Super League victories.
A Sam Kerr double and goals from Fran Kirby, Pernille Harder, Drew Spence and Jessie Fleming helped the Blues earn our first victory on the road of the season at Leigh Sports Village on Sunday afternoon.
Kirby gave Chelsea a 1-0 lead inside two minutes when Kerr capitalised on a mistake in the United defence and squared the ball to Kirby who slotted home from close range.
Harder doubled our advantage with a spectacular solo goal on 24 minutes and the Blues added a third through Kerr a minute before the half-time break.
Kirby opened the scoring on two minutes
Manchester United pulled a goal back when Millie Bright deflected an effort into her own net three minutes into the second half, but the Blues provided an instant response as Kerr netted her second of the afternoon to make it 4-1.
Substitute Spence added a fifth when she provided a clinical finish into the bottom corner before Jessie Fleming scored goal for the club in stoppage time.
Chelsea will now prepare for a trip to face Birmingham City on Wednesday as the Blues look to book a place in last season’s FA Cup semi-finals.
Spence is now on 49 goals for the Blues
Chelsea (3-4-3): Berger; Bright, Carter,
Eriksson; Charles (Andersson 58), Ingle, Leupolz, Reiten (Fox 78); Kirby (England 78),
Kerr (Spence 84), Harder (Fleming 78)
Unused subs Musovic, Nouwen, Ji, Telford Scorers Kirby 2 Harder 24 Kerr 41, 51 Spence 86 Fleming 90+2