Chelsea one step nearer to title as Sam Kerr supplies essential help in win over Arsenal
Sam Kerr has helped push Chelsea to the very brink of a fourth straight Ladies’s Tremendous League title in England, offering the important thing help of their essential 2-0 win over Arsenal.
- Sam Kerr supplied the essential help to provide Chelsea the victory over Arsenal
- The win places Chelsea two factors forward of Manchester United with one match to go
- Chelsea will want solely a win or a draw towards backside positioned Studying to say the title
The Matildas’ captain delivered the pinpoint header simply earlier than half-time at Kingsmeadow on Sunday that enabled captain Magdalena Eriksson, on her final residence look earlier than leaving on the finish of the season, to nip in and bundle residence Chelsea’s key second objective from shut vary.
Although Arsenal, with Caitlin Foord and substitute Steph Catley of their ranks, tried to battle again within the second half to maintain their faint title hopes alive, a penalty screwed huge by Katie McCabe ended their hopes.
Foord additionally hit the bar but it surely proved in useless for the group presently third within the desk.
The win had put Chelsea 5 factors forward on 55 factors, and afterward Sunday they have been nearly to begin celebrating one other title win as Manchester United, who needed to beat neighbours Manchester Metropolis to take the title race into the ultimate week, appeared set to be held to a 1-1 draw.
However Lucia Garcia popped up with a stoppage-time winner within the 91st minute to provide the Pink Devils a 2-1 win and preserve their faint hopes alive.
Nonetheless, Chelsea are prohibitive favourites to wrap up the title within the season’s closing spherical of matches subsequent Saturday at bottom-of-the-table Studying.
Possibly, a draw would suffice for the champions, who’re two factors forward and have a five-goal benefit on objective distinction. Manchester United have a troublesome ending recreation at their large rivals Liverpool.
Kerr had an early objective disallowed for offside however Guro Reiten put Chelsea forward after sliding in on the far put up to show in a sweeping Eve Perisset cross within the twenty second minute.
The win means Emma Hayes’s aspect are on the verge of sealing one other home trophy “double” following their victory over Manchester United within the FA Cup closing final week, sealed by Kerr’s now-habitual winner.
Kerr herself is in line for a tenth piece of silverware in her superb Chelsea profession, with a potential fourth WSL title going hand-in-hand with three FA Cups, two League Cups and a Group Defend winner’s medal.