Chelsea beat Man city for first win of WSL season


By Sedara Oluwadara

Chelsea bounced back from their opening-day defeat with victory over rivals Manchester City, who remain winless this season.

Fran Kirby poked home Guro Reiten’s low cross after a pacey Chelsea counter-attack to open the scoring, much to the delight of a packed Kingsmeadow.

City had the better of the defending champions for large spells but some sloppy defending let them down.

Maren Mjelde’s powerful spot-kick after a handball delivered the final blow.

England midfielder Kirby has been involved in 33 goals in her past 20 WSL appearances, scoring 21 goals and providing 13 assists.More to follow.

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