Women’s Super League Round-Up: Chelsea Produce Five-Star Display

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Chelsea produced a five-star display against Bristol City, after beating the Vixens 5-0 to move them five points clear at the top of the Women’s Super League.

Women’s Super League Round-Up: Five-Star Performance From Chelsea

Five-Star Chelsea Outclass Bristol City in Women’s Super League

Chelsea cruised to a 5-0 victory over bottom club Bristol City at Twerton Park thanks to Fran Kirby’s brace and a goal each from Pernille Harder, Sam Kerr and Bethany England.

The result takes them up to 38 points from 15 games – five clear of Manchester City, who have a game in hand over the Blues.

Kirby broke the deadlock with a deft header in the 14th minute, before Harder rifled home a close-range finish following some brilliant link-up play with Sophie Ingle to make it 2-0 in the 36th minute.

The west Londoners killed the game off as a contest in the 40th minute, as Kirby got her second of the match with a tidy finish.

Kerr got in on the act ten minutes after the restart with a header from England’s cross, before the latter added her name to the scoresheet after sliding in her effort at the near post on the hour mark.

The result ends a brief revival for Matt Beard’s side, who had gone unbeaten in their last three games across all competitions, and sit two points adrift of West Ham United at the bottom of the table having played one game more than the Hammers.

Reading and Everton share the spoils

Reading and Everton shared the spoils at the Madejski Stadium, as Nicoline Sorensen’s header cancelled out Rachel Rowe’s strike to earn the Toffees a point.

Rowe volleyed the ball into an empty net in the 34th minute following a mix-up in the Toffees defence, but Sorensen’s brilliant header in the 77th minute ensured Willie Kirk’s side left Berkshire with a point.

The result leaves Everton fifth and Reading sixth, with both tied on 19 points, but the Merseysiders have two games in hand over the Royals.

Aston Villa v Arsenal Postponed

The other scheduled Women’s Super League fixture between Aston Villa and Arsenal at the Banks’s Stadium was postponed due to a frozen pitch.

There is now a two-week international break in the women’s game, with the next scheduled Women’s Super League fixtures due to take place on February 28.

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