Sam Kerr’s heading prowess has come to Chelsea’s rescue once more as her seventeenth aim of the Girls’s Tremendous League season pushed the champions nearer to retaining their title.
Chelsea, all the way down to 10 gamers after the first-half dismissal of their goalie Ann-Katrin Berger, had been in determined want of some inspiration with the scores locked at 1-1 at London rivals Tottenham on Sunday.
Not for the primary time, it was the Matildas captain who supplied the spark, proving as soon as once more why she’s the very best header of the ball within the ladies’s sport as she produced a medical end to place the 10-woman Blues forward within the 71st minute.
Substitute Jonna Andersson had whipped in a tremendous cross from the left nevertheless it left Kerr with a lot to do as she needed to muscle between two defenders to rise and nod in a aim which places her additional clear within the race to defend her Golden Boot because the league’s high scorer.
With the sport gained, Canadian star Jessie Fleming hammered in a long-range piledriver with the final shot of the match within the ninety fifth minute to seal Chelsea’s 3-1 win.
Earlier, Spurs, for whom one other Matilda striker Kyah Simon proved a menace to the Chelsea defence, had taken the lead via a Sophie Ingle personal aim earlier than Guro Reiten equalised with a mis-hit cross.
Chelsea then needed to rally following Berger’s sending off for taking out Rachel Williams when she was via on aim, and so they’re now 4 factors away from Arsenal earlier than the Gunners performed their late sport at Everton.
Elsewhere, Alanna Kennedy’s Manchester Metropolis made it 10 victories in a row in all competitions with a complete 4-0 win over Leicester.