Chelsea’s 2-0 victory over Tottenham on Wednesday kept the club atop the Super League standings going into the final weekend of play.
Despite a disciplined defensive performance from the Spurs, Chelsea managed to grab a point in each half to secure the win.
Sam Kerr scored both goals for Chelsea, the first coming five minutes before halftime. The Australian forward snuck in a bouncing cross at the far post to give her team the lead.
A beautiful finish from Sam Kerr! She has now scored 19 goals in the WSL this season. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EONhTrXDxy— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) May 5, 2021
A beautiful finish from Sam Kerr! She has now scored 19 goals in the WSL this season. 🔥 pic.twitter.com/EONhTrXDxy
Early in the second half, Kerr stuck again — this time rifling in a rebound off her own header to put Chelsea up 2-0.
🇦🇺 @samkerr1's initial header is saved but she makes no mistake with the follow up!#BarclaysFAWSL pic.twitter.com/6I5jkTPgVX— Barclays FA Women's Super League (@BarclaysFAWSL) May 5, 2021
🇦🇺 @samkerr1's initial header is saved but she makes no mistake with the follow up!#BarclaysFAWSL pic.twitter.com/6I5jkTPgVX
Chelsea will go on to face Reading in their final game of the season. A win on Sunday would secure Chelsea the FAWSL title; a loss, and a win by Manchester City in their game against West Ham, means the title could be decided on goal differential.
Relegation also hangs in the balance this weekend.
After an Aston Villa-West Ham draw last weekend, the relegation battle has zeroed in on Bristol City and Aston Villa.
Bristol City sits at the bottom of the table with a substantial disadvantage in goal differential. The club needs a win against Brighton on Sunday to keep their Super League hopes alive.