Chelsea proved themselves at home, against West Ham, climbing back up to second place in the Women’s Super League table. So, in WSL Women’s Super League football news, Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 at home.
Chelsea midfielder Erin Cuthbert set Bethany England up for the opener. The striker pounced when Anna Leat spilled the initial effort.
Cuthbert then added a late second goal herself with a fine finish from the edge of the box.
West Ham, on the other hand, failed to get a shot on target in response. And with this 2-0 away tally, their five-game unbeaten league run came to an end.
Meanwhile, Chelsea’s second victory against the Hammers in seven days sees them move to within a point of leaders Arsenal. They also surpassed their London rivals in the quarter-finals of the Women’s Continental League Cup last week.
The Gunners’ women, however, can restore their four-point lead at the summit if they beat Brighton today.
Chelsea had slipped to third place following Sunday’s goalless draw against Brighton.
Women’s Super League Football News – Chelsea Beat West Ham 2-0
Then, here, Chelsea were again frustrated in the first half against the Hammers.
Sophie Ingle saw a misdirected cross come off the top of the bar for the hosts. Meanwhile, West Ham goalkeeper Leat made a fine reflex save to deny Pernille Harder before the break.
England made an immediate impact after coming off the bench. It was she who reacted the quickest in the 51st minute to score her 50th Women’s Super League goal. That was when Leat failed to control her save from a fierce 20-yard Cuthbert shot.
The excellent assistant on this opening goal, Cuthbert, then got a deserved second for herself. She scored for the league champions eight minutes from time, pairing with Fran Kirby on the edge of the area. For her finale, she sent a dipping effort beyond the keeper.