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Sam Kerr, Fran Kirby score in Chelsea’s rout of Manchester City


Chelsea put on a dominant showing Sunday, cruising past Manchester City 4-0 for three points in the Women’s Super League standings.

The Blues put the pressure on Manchester City early, stifling their backline. Sam Kerr triggered Chelsea’s first goal, committing to a high press before forcing a turnover from Manchester City’s goalkeeper. Jessie Fleming then picked off the failed pass, slotting the ball home to put Chelsea up 1-0 in the game’s opening minutes.

Kerr then doubled Chelsea’s lead before the half, finishing off a break from the Blues to make it 2-0.

Fans on social media delighted in Kristie Mewis’ presence in the stands, as the broadcast cut to the USWNT midfielder cheering on girlfriend Kerr and the Blues.

After the break, the goals kept coming, with Fran Kirby striking a curler past the City keeper to put the scoreline at 3-0.

Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson capped off her team’s commanding offensive performance, heading down an Erin Cuthbert corner kick to earn the Blues a 4-0 victory.

Sunday marks Manchester City’s fourth loss of the FAWSL season as the club continues to struggle to find its footing. Chelsea, on the other hand, has gone unbeaten since falling to Arsenal in the season-opener, sitting just one point below the Gunners in the league standings.