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Women's Super League: West Ham United 1-2 Chelsea

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Chelsea battle back to beat West Ham & go top of WSL

Ji So-Yun scored a brilliant long-range goal as Chelsea came from behind to beat West Ham United and go top of the Women's Super League table.

Adriana Leon gave West Ham a surprise lead, slotting in with her first touch after coming on as a substitute.

Sophie Ingle then side-footed into the top corner following Ji's pass to level for the visitors.

Ji completed the turnaround by smashing in from 20 yards two minutes later, before Drew Spence made it 3-1 late on.

Victory lifted Chelsea above Manchester City to the top of the table after their unbeaten start was ended by Arsenal earlier on Sunday.

Line-ups

West Ham Women

  • 18Brosnan
  • 4HendrixSubstituted forLonghurstat 75'minutes
  • 5Flaherty
  • 26Vetterlein
  • 11Baunach
  • 23Middag
  • 7Lehmann
  • 21Dali
  • 20Cho
  • 15GalabadaarachchiSubstituted forLeonat 58'minutes
  • 9Thomas

Substitutes

  • 1Moorhouse
  • 2Redisch Kvamme
  • 12Longhurst
  • 19Leon

Chelsea Women

  • 30Berger
  • 18Mjelde
  • 4Bright
  • 16Eriksson
  • 20Andersson
  • 22CuthbertSubstituted forKirbyat 62'minutes
  • 5Ingle
  • 10JiSubstituted forCarterat 90+1'minutes
  • 11Reiten
  • 23BachmannSubstituted forSpenceat 83'minutesBooked at 90mins
  • 9England

Substitutes

  • 7Carter
  • 14Kirby
  • 21Cooper
  • 24Spence
  • 28Telford
  • 31Fleming
Referee:
Robert Whitton
Attendance:
2,122

Match Stats

Home TeamWest Ham WomenAway TeamChelsea Women
Possession
Home44%
Away56%
Shots
Home13
Away24
Shots on Target
Home5
Away12
Corners
Home5
Away11
Fouls
Home4
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, West Ham United Women 1, Chelsea Women 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, West Ham United Women 1, Chelsea Women 3.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 1, Chelsea Women 3. Drew Spence (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Francesca Kirby.

Foul by Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Women).

Tessel Middag (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Tessel Middag (West Ham United Women) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Katharina Baunach with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Magdalena Eriksson.

Booking

Drew Spence (Chelsea Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Drew Spence (Chelsea Women) has gone down, but the referee deems it simulation.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Women. Jessica Carter replaces Ji So-Yun.

Offside, Chelsea Women. Sophie Ingle tries a through ball, but Guro Reiten is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Martha Thomas (West Ham United Women) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kate Longhurst with a cross.

Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Laura Vetterlein.

Attempt blocked. Drew Spence (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Laura Vetterlein.

Attempt blocked. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesca Kirby.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Women. Drew Spence replaces Ramona Bachmann.

Attempt missed. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Beth England.

Foul by Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Women).

Kate Longhurst (West Ham United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Sophie Ingle.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United Women. Kate Longhurst replaces Brooke Hendrix.

Attempt saved. Beth England (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Magdalena Eriksson.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 1, Chelsea Women 2. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Guro Reiten.

Attempt saved. Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Cho So-Hyun.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 1, Chelsea Women 1. Sophie Ingle (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Millie Bright (Chelsea Women) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the right side of the box. Assisted by Maren Mjelde following a corner.

Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Brooke Hendrix.

Attempt blocked. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Attempt saved. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Gilly Flaherty.

Beth England (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Kenza Dali (West Ham United Women).

Attempt blocked. Beth England (Chelsea Women) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ramona Bachmann.

Attempt missed. Martha Thomas (West Ham United Women) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Adriana Leon with a cross following a corner.

Corner, West Ham United Women. Conceded by Sophie Ingle.

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Women. Francesca Kirby replaces Erin Cuthbert.

Attempt saved. Millie Bright (Chelsea Women) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Erin Cuthbert with a cross.

Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Gilly Flaherty.

Goal!

Goal! West Ham United Women 1, Chelsea Women 0. Adriana Leon (West Ham United Women) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal following a set piece situation.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Chelsea Women5410113813
2Arsenal Women540193612
3Man City Women540171612
4Man Utd Women53027259
5Everton Women53027439
6Tottenham Women53025509
7West Ham Women520368-26
8Reading Women420246-26
9B'ham City Women410325-33
10Bristol City Women502329-72
11Brighton Women5023210-82
12Liverpool Women501417-61
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