Chelsea Record Victory Over Manchester United to Win Historic Third Successive Women’s Super League

Chelsea Record Victory Over Manchester United to Win Historic Third Successive Women’s Super League

Babajide Orevba
  • Chelsea have won the Women’s Super League following a 4-2 victory over impressive Manchester United on Sunday afternoon
  • It is the third successive title for the Blue Ladies who have now set a record in the competition as the first team to do so
  • Arsenal Ladies defeated their West Ham United counterparts 2-0, but they could only settle for the second position

Chelsea have won the Women’s Super League title for the third successive time on the final matchday after defeating their Manchester United counterparts 4-2, BBC Sport reports.

A brace by Sam Kerr in the second half ensured the Blues came from behind as they won the league with just one point above rivals Arsenal.

Chelsea knew victory in the encounter will give them the title, but they had to fight for the win as United went ahead in the early exchanges.

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Chelsea are champions of the Women's Super League. Photo: Catherine Ivill
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As at half-time, United led 2-1 but Kerr’s double volleys and then a strike by Reiten at the Kingsmeadow ensured the title goes to the Stamford Bridge side.

On the other hand, Arsenal Ladies defeated West Ham United 2-0 but three points for Chelsea over United means they settle for the second spot.

Chelsea now emerge with a WSL record as the only side to win the title in three consecutive seasons and Emma Hayes’ side can even make it a double this season if they record a victory over Manchester City in the FA Cup final scheduled for next Sunday.

But first, Hayes will celebrate this latest victory with her family, while it provides the perfect send-off for departing trio Ji, Drew Spence and Jonna Andersson - who have all played their role in another Chelsea title-winning campaign.

Rivals Arsenal finish the season without a trophy for the third year in a row.

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Sports Brief earlier reported that Arsenal recorded an important victory over 10-man Leeds United on matchday 35 in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

A brace from England-born striker of Ghanaian descent Eddie Nketiah ensured the Gunners increased their winning run to four matches on the bounce.

A break-neck speed start for the north London club led to Nketiah pouncing on a goalkeeping howler to give Arsenal the lead after just five minutes.

Arsenal made it two to the good when Brazilian youngster Gabriel Martinelli danced through the defence of Leeds before setting up Eddie Nketiah to notch his brace of the afternoon.