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Women's Super League: Chelsea Women 1-0 Liverpool Women

Magda Eriksson scored the only goal at Kingsmeadow with an overhead kick as Chelsea Women ruined Liverpool Women boss Vicky Jepson's first match in official charge.

The reigning WSL champions earned only a second win of the season with the Swedish defender's 27th-minute strike.

With their front three in lively form, Chelsea had chances to win by more.

But from Jonna Andersson's cross, an off-balance Beth England blazed over from close range at the far post.

Liverpool gave a good account of themselves as Jepson took charge of her first game since being appointed officially as manager on Friday, having been in joint charge with Chris Kirkland since the departure of Neil Redfearn in September.

But the game was settled by some hapless defending as the visitors tried to deal with Erin Cuthbert's left-wing corner.

Three defenders went wrestling to the ground in trying to counter the threat of Chelsea's England defender Millie Bright. That left space for Drew Spence to knock it back across goal and, from 10 yards out, the unmarked Eriksson had the time and space to control with a flick up in the air before finishing with a cool overhead kick.

Chelsea came through six minutes of injury time, after Liverpool's Jasmine Matthews came off worse in a clash of heads with defender Maria Thorisdottir, to climb above the Reds into fourth in the table.


Chelsea Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 28Telford
  • 3Blundell
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 20Andersson
  • 5Ingle
  • 24SpenceBooked at 53minsSubstituted forThorisdottirat 62'minutesSubstituted forEngmanat 86'minutes
  • 15EnglandSubstituted forBachmannat 81'minutes
  • 10Ji
  • 22CuthbertBooked at 69mins
  • 14Kirby


  • 1Lindahl
  • 2Thorisdottir
  • 7Carter
  • 8Carney
  • 17Engman
  • 21Cooper
  • 23Bachmann

Liverpool Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 18Kitching
  • 44Murray
  • 6Bradley
  • 2MatthewsSubstituted forLittleat 86'minutes
  • 3Robe
  • 4Roberts
  • 5FaheySubstituted forMurrayat 77'minutes
  • 7Clarke
  • 8Coombs
  • 20BabajideBooked at 65mins
  • 24LinnettSubstituted forDanielsat 70'minutes


  • 1Preuss
  • 9Sweetman-Kirk
  • 10Murray
  • 11Daniels
  • 12Little
  • 19Rodgers
Stacey Pearson

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea WomenAway TeamLiverpool Women
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Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Chelsea FC Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Chelsea FC Women 1, Liverpool Women 0.

  3. Post update

    Offside, Chelsea FC Women. Carly Telford tries a through ball, but Ramona Bachmann is caught offside.

  4. Post update

    Offside, Liverpool Women. Leandra Little tries a through ball, but Rinsola Babajide is caught offside.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

  6. Substitution

    Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Adelina Engman replaces Maria Thorisdottir because of an injury.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Women. Leandra Little replaces Jasmine Matthews because of an injury.

  8. Post update

    Delay over. They are ready to continue.

  9. Post update

    Delay in match Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea FC Women) because of an injury.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Jasmine Matthews (Liverpool Women) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Chelsea FC Women. Conceded by Sophie Bradley.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Chelsea FC Women. Ramona Bachmann replaces Beth England.

  13. Post update

    Offside, Liverpool Women. Christie Murray tries a through ball, but Jessica Clarke is caught offside.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Liverpool Women. Christie Murray replaces Niamh Fahey.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Beth England (Chelsea FC Women) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box is too high. Assisted by Jonna Andersson with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Foul by Maria Thorisdottir (Chelsea FC Women).

  17. Post update

    Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  18. Post update

    Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea FC Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Rinsola Babajide (Liverpool Women).

  20. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Liverpool Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Satara Murray.

As It Stood

1Arsenal Women66003132818
2Man City Women74302361715
3B'ham City Women641163313
4Chelsea Women724135-210
5Liverpool Women630348-49
6Reading Women622268-28
7Bristol City Women622258-38
8West Ham Women6213814-67
9Brighton Women7115515-104
10Everton Women5023410-62
11Yeovil United6006419-150
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