Sam Kerr scored a crucial 92nd minute winner for Chelsea to stay right in the English Women’s Super League title hunt with a 1-0 home win over Emily Gielnik’s Aston Villa on Sunday.
Kerr had a second-half goal disallowed for her offside, while she had further chances along with her teammates who were repeatedly frustrated.
But the Matildas skipper came up with the winner after a hopeful long ball forward was glanced on, with Kerr controlling into the box and then poking home, cuing a huge celebration.
The result means the Blues remain five points behind leaders Arsenal, but with two games in hand.
Gielnik was a 62nd minute sub for the Villans.
Caitlin Foord provided the assist for the opening goal as Arsenal won 3-0 over Brighton & Hove Albion on Sunday.
Foord started and played 70 minutes, laying off a bullet pass for Stina Blackstenius’s 27th-minute opener after Vivienne Miedema’s throughball.
Steph Catley put in a full shift for the Gunners while Lydia Williams was an unused sub.
Alanna Kennedy and Hayley Raso came up against Kyah Simon as Manchester City won 1-0 at Tottenham. Kennedy and Simon both played full games while Raso got through 68 minutes.
Mackenzie Arnold was on the bench while Tameka Yallop was a 61st minute substitute as West Ham United won 1-0 at Birmingham City.
Ellie Carpenter put in a full shift as Olympique Lyon had a surprise 1-1 draw at bottom club Saint-Etienne in the French Feminine Division 1.
Mary Fowler started and played the first half only in Montpellier’s commendable 0-0 draw at PSG.
Beattie Goad was a 65th minute sub as Granadilla Tenerife won 1-0 over Sevilla in the Spanish Primera Division Femenina.