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Chelsea 2-1 Tottenham: Emma Hayes' side go four points clear at top of WSL

Sam Kerr scores Chelsea's second goal
Chelsea claimed their ninth successive win in all competitions

Chelsea overcame Tottenham for the second time in five days to extend their lead at the top of the Women’s Super League to four points.

Beth England continued her fine recent form by heading in the opener from Jonna Andersson’s cross.

Spurs levelled against the run of play through Kerys Harrop’s free header, but the Blues hit back immediately with Sam Kerr calmly restoring their lead.

Erin Cuthbert hit the post as the hosts missed chances to settle their nerves.

Emma Hayes’ side, who have played a game more than their title rivals Arsenal, will be certain of a third consecutive league title if they win their final two games.

  • Chelsea v Tottenham as it happened

These two sides met on Sunday with Chelsea claiming a 3-1 victory despite playing much of the match with 10 players.

Against 11 away from home, Spurs put up another strong fight, and for a brief period in the second half caused numerous problems through Australia forward Kyah Simon.

But Chelsea’s quality shone through, and they crucially held firm to retain the advantage in the title race.

They will be overwhelming favourites against bottom side Birmingham City on Sunday, but do face a tricky home match against Champions League-chasing Manchester United on the final day.

The title could already be won by then if Spurs do Chelsea a favour and beat Arsenal next Wednesday.

Before that match Tottenham face Everton at Walton Hall Park on Sunday.

  • Line-ups
  • Match Stats
  • Live Text

Line-ups

Chelsea Women

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Musovic
  • 7Carter
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 25Andersson
  • 23HarderSubstituted forCharlesat 75′minutes
  • 5Ingle
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 20Kerr
  • 9England
  • 11ReitenSubstituted forFlemingat 65′minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Nouwen
  • 17Fleming
  • 18Mjelde
  • 19James
  • 21Charles
  • 24Spence
  • 27Abdullina
  • 38Soper

Tottenham Women

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Korpela
  • 5BartripBooked at 88mins
  • 11Schnaderbeck
  • 3Zadorsky
  • 13Ale
  • 8ChoSubstituted forSummanenat 54′minutes
  • 21Clemaron
  • 6Harrop
  • 17SimonSubstituted forAddisonat 74′minutes
  • 10Williams
  • 23AyaneBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 4Green
  • 9Tang
  • 14Addison
  • 22Spencer
  • 24Summanen
  • 44Lane
Referee:
Jack Packman
Attendance:
3,660

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea WomenAway TeamTottenham Women
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home24
Away2
Shots on Target
Home9
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away2
Fouls
Home10
Away9

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chelsea Women 2, Tottenham Hotspur Women 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chelsea Women 2, Tottenham Hotspur Women 1.

  3. Booking

    Molly Bartrip (Tottenham Hotspur Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  4. Post update

    Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Molly Bartrip (Tottenham Hotspur Women).

  6. Booking

    Rosella Ayane (Tottenham Hotspur Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  7. Post update

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Rosella Ayane (Tottenham Hotspur Women).

  9. Post update

    Attempt missed. Bethany England (Chelsea Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea Women).

  11. Post update

    Rosella Ayane (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  12. Post update

    Offside, Chelsea Women. Bethany England tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

  13. Post update

    Attempt saved. Bethany England (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Jessie Fleming.

  14. Post update

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

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Sophie Ingle.

  16. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Millie Bright (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

  17. Post update

    Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) hits the left post with a right footed shot from outside the box.

  18. Post update

    Foul by Jessie Fleming (Chelsea Women).

  19. Post update

    Shelina Zadorsky (Tottenham Hotspur Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sophie Ingle.

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