Women's Super League 1
Everton Ladies0Chelsea Women1

Everton Ladies 0-1 Chelsea Ladies

Magdalena Eriksson in action for Chelsea
Chelsea have won nine and drawn five of their 14 WSL 1 games

Chelsea Ladies survived late pressure to beat Everton Ladies and stay three points clear at the top of Women's Super League 1.

Magdalena Eriksson headed in Ramona Backmann's free-kick off the bar to put the Women's FA Cup finalists ahead.

Fran Kirby shot wide and Eniola Aluko forced a save from Kirstie Levell as Chelsea dominated the first half.

Everton improved in the last 25 minutes and almost levelled when Angharad James lobbed Carly Telford but hit the bar.

Emma Hayes' Chelsea are still unbeaten in the league with four games to play while Everton, who lost to Arsenal in the last four of the FA Cup on Sunday, stay eighth.

Courtney Sweetman-Kirk spurned a good chance for the hosts and Chelsea scrambled clear when Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah was well-placed before Wales midfielder James went close late on.

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Line-ups

Everton Ladies

  • 1Levell
  • 26Bryson
  • 4BroughamSubstituted forGreenat 32'minutes
  • 6George
  • 15Hinds
  • 7Boye-Hlorkah
  • 12James
  • 20Finnigan
  • 3Turner
  • 18Sweetman-Kirk
  • 11Kelly

Substitutes

  • 8Brett
  • 13Durack
  • 14Munsterman
  • 17Chance
  • 21Green
  • 28Hughes

Chelsea Women

  • 28Telford
  • 3Blundell
  • 4Bright
  • 18Mjelde
  • 16Eriksson
  • 5Flaherty
  • 17Chapman
  • 20Andersson
  • 9AlukoSubstituted forDavisonat 74'minutes
  • 14KirbySubstituted forRaffertyat 89'minutes
  • 23BachmannSubstituted forCuthbertat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 7Davison
  • 11Rafferty
  • 12Spencer
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 24Spence
Referee:
Sam Mulhall

Match Stats

Home TeamEverton LadiesAway TeamChelsea Women
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home5
Away6
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home1
Away5
Fouls
Home8
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Everton Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Everton Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Taylor Hinds (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea Ladies).

Foul by Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies).

Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Claire Rafferty replaces Francesca Kirby.

Angharad James (Everton Ladies) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box. Assisted by Faye Bryson.

Taylor Hinds (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies).

Foul by Angharad James (Everton Ladies).

Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Erin Cuthbert replaces Ramona Bachmann.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Chantelle Boye-Hlorkah (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Millie Bright tries a through ball, but Ramona Bachmann is caught offside.

Taylor Hinds (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies).

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Taylor Hinds.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Gemma Davison replaces Eniola Aluko.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Gabrielle George.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Gabrielle George.

Foul by Gabrielle George (Everton Ladies).

Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Courtney Sweetman-Kirk (Everton Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danielle Turner with a cross.

Attempt missed. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Ramona Bachmann.

Attempt missed. Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Mollie Green.

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Megan Finnigan.

Hand ball by Jonna Andersson (Chelsea Ladies).

Faye Bryson (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies).

Chloe Kelly (Everton Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Millie Bright (Chelsea Ladies).

Second Half

Second Half begins Everton Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Everton Ladies 0, Chelsea Ladies 1.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Faye Bryson (Everton Ladies) because of an injury.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women149503592632
2Man City Women1392236132329
3Arsenal Women1273225131224
4Liverpool Ladies138052617924
5B'ham City Ladies147252215723
6Reading Women1464431171422
7Sunderland Ladies134181131-2013
8Everton Ladies123181417-310
9Bristol City Women12219531-267
10Yeovil Town Ladies130112042-421
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