Chelsea Women 1-0 Tottenham Ladies: Bethany England seals WSL win

Chelsea Women vs Tottenham Hotspur Ladies
FA WSL
12:30pm Sunday 8th September

Stamford Bridge

Victory was ensured by bethany England’s stunning hit before just under 25,000 fans at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea over London rivals Tottenham in the Women’s Super League.
The early long-distance shot of england was enough for the Blues to secure a win in a game they dominated for long periods .
Spurs goalkeeper Becky Spencer kept her side in the match in the first half, which makes two great saves to deny Guro Reiten and Hannah Blundell.
The 31,213 in the Etihad Stadium didn’t violate for the Manchester derby on Saturday, however dwarfed the record of 5,265 of the previous season at Brighton last year.
Tottenham survived an early scare once the ball dropped in the far post inside the opening two minutes of this game to Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson, but her attempt went wide.
The home side did not have to wait long for the goal nevertheless, together with the attempt from beyond the box that the opening of England.
Chelsea continued to appear the more prominent, since Spencer was called numerous occasions from the first half and created some great saves a deflected effort from a strike plus Blundell from Reiten.
Tottenham came close to scoring the equaliser just four minutes after the restart when debutant Rachel Furness hit on a shot and started to come back into the contest however make the save and Ann-Katrin Berger was able to dip low.
Chelsea hit the woodwork twice in the minute, until Reiten’s follow-up header hit the post as Drew Spence struck a strike on the crossbar.
As the Blues looked for another goal to seal all three factors, Reiten sent into a which forced Spencer into another good save to deny the Norwegian midfielder.
In time, England almost added a second after driving to the box and sending a potent effort towards the goal, but Spencer was able deny the Blues forward and to earn the save.
Reigning champions Arsenal were given a fright from the second half since they were made to cling on for a 2-1 win over West Ham.
Beth Mead fired a minute opener that was 14th and when Jill Roord side-footed house her side’s next just Arsenal looked set to cruise to success.
But West Ham came back with Martha Thomas decreasing the deficit with a 58th second header afterward Kenza Dali moving agonisingly near an equaliser into the second half when her deflected 30-yard free-kick struck the post.
FA Women’s Super League results
Former Liverpool star Fara Williams returned to haunt her former team as she scored the sole goal of the match in Reading’s success.
Williams a WSL winner while on Merseyside, floated home a free-kick shortly but the Royals were forced to fight for their victory.
New registering Melissa Lawley overlooked a first half chance for Liverpool while Rinsola Babajide and Lawley might have caught at least a point for the hosts.
A personal goal from Kerys Harrop early in the second half handed Everton a 1-0 win at Birmingham.
Claudia Walker came close in the first half for the home side but Blues keeper Hannah Hampton pulled off a brilliant save to deny Simone Magill from range.

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