Sam Kerr scored a goal and provided an assist as Chelsea ended Manchester United’s unbeaten record with a 3-1 win in the English Women’s Super League on Sunday.
Kerr swooped on a wayward defensive pass, with Sophie Ingle playing her into space in a dangerous position before the Matildas captain fired home a clinical shot on the hour.
The Matildas forward helped set up Chelsea’s second four minutes later when she got in behind the defence down the left side, and cut back for Lauren James to slot home.
After a slow start to the new WSL season by her standards, Kerr now has three goals.
Caitlin Foord and Steph Catley also hit the scoresheet for Arsenal in their 4-0 win at Leicester City on Sunday.
Foord made it 2-0 in the 22nd minute with a routine back-post tap-in from Beth Mead’s brilliant drilled low ball across goal. That was Foord’s first league goal of the season.
Catley scored the third goal in the 37th minute when her corner evaded everyone inside the box and found its way across the line.
Mary Fowler came off the bench to provide a classy assist in Manchester City’s 3-0 win at Reading.
Fowler, who was a 68th minute substitute, sold a dummy before laying off a pinpoint cross for Khadifa Shaw to nod home in the 76th minute.
Hayley Raso started and played 62 minutes and had a chance to score when she rounded the Reading goalkeeper Jackie Burns and fired a shot low into the corner but the keeper dived to thwart it.
Alanna Kennedy, Mackenzie Arnold and Emily Gielnik were all still absent for Manchester City, West Ham and Aston Villa with injuries.
Clare Polkinghorne, Charlotte Grant and Katrina Gorry all faced Courtney Nevin, Kyra Cooney-Cross and Elise Kellond-Knight as Hammarby won 2-1 at Vittsjo in the Swedish Damallsvenskan on Saturday.
The Hammarby trio all played full games, while Nevin and Cooney-Cross started and played 61 and 69 minutes respectively. Kellond-Knight was a 61st minute substitute.
Aivi Luik (Hacken), Matilda McNamara (AGF)
Remy Siemsen – ST 81 (AIK)
Lydia Williams (PSG), Teagan Micah (Rosengard)