Sam Kerr has ended a quiet spell for Chelsea by getting again to her acquainted prolific methods with a second aim of the Women’s Super League season in their win at Everton.
- Sam Kerr has had a sluggish begin to the WSL season as she recovers from a calf damage
- She scored Chelsea’s second towards Everton from a Johanna Rytting Kaneryd cross
- Chelsea’s grip on top spot was bolstered by a shock Manchester City loss to Brighton
With damage issues and a visit again dwelling for Olympic qualifiers having made it a largely unproductive begin to the English marketing campaign for the two-time Golden Boot winner, Kerr struck in lethal vogue on Sunday to assist the champions to a 3-0 stroll.
It proved a great day for Emma Hayes’x facet as they strengthened their place at the top of the league, with Manchester City surprisingly shedding 1-0 at dwelling to Brighton & Hove Albion.
Arsenal moved as much as second, three factors adrift of Chelsea, with a come-from-behind 6-2 win at Leicester City.
Matildas star Caitlin Foord scored one, to make it 3-2, and assisted for an additional in a shocking second half after trailing 2-0 at the break.
Compatriots Steph Catley performed a full recreation and Kyra Cooney-Cross was subbed out in the ninetieth on a profitable outing for the guests, whereas Courtney Nevin battled for the overwhelmed Foxes.
Kerr has not been at her good greatest but for Chelsea this season, with her solely aim for them in her first three matches having come towards West Ham United and he or she was rested final weekend after a visit again to Australia for the Matildas’ Olympic qualifiers.
But the 30-year-old was again at her sharpest at Everton’s Walton Hall Park dwelling when she muscled forward of the dwelling defence to divert Johanna Rytting Kaneryd’s sharp low cross from the proper into the web simply after the hour mark to place Chelsea two up.
Her second aim of the marketing campaign nonetheless leaves the ace predator properly adrift in the race for this season’s Golden Boot as the league’s main scorer, as she lies 4 behind Tottenham’s Scottish worldwide Martha Thomas.
Kerr had already been concerned with Chelsea’s opening aim after 14 minutes, when her header in the field did not get cleared by her fellow Matilda, Everton defender Clare Wheeler, who simply gently lobbed the ball again carelessly for Canadian star Jessie Fleming to volley dwelling.
Mary Fowler and Alanna Kennedy had a irritating afternoon as City dominated possession however ended up shedding to a Brighton facet, for whom Australian Charlie Rule had a late cameo off the bench.
Both Fowler and Kennedy had pictures on aim, but it surely was South Korean substitute Lee Geum-Min who scored with certainly one of solely two efforts on goal for the Seagulls.
In London, Norway worldwide Celin Bizet scored a superb solo aim to place Tottenham forward towards Liverpool however her nationwide teammate Sophie Roman Haug equalised to seize a 1-1 draw for the guests — one other good consequence for Chelsea as each groups have now fallen 5 factors behind the Blues.
Manchester United at the moment are 4 factors adrift after West Ham’s Matildas keeper Mackenzie Arnold suffered a tricky afternoon in their 5-0 away hiding. Geyse, Millie Turner, Nikita Parris, Lucia Garcia and Melvine Malard all scored for United.