Soccer-Kerr nets late winner as Chelsea sustain WSL chase


LONDON (Reuters) – Sam Kerr netted a late winner to maintain Chelsea within the driving seat for the Ladies’s Tremendous League title as they got here from a objective all the way down to beat Liverpool 2-1 at Kingsmeadow on Wednesday regardless of an excellent defensive efficiency from the guests.

Chelsea are in third place within the desk on 43 factors after 17 video games, 4 behind Manchester United and one behind Manchester Metropolis, however the Blues have two video games in hand over the Manchester golf equipment.

Fullback Emma Koivisto gave Liverpool a shock lead with a second-minute volley, however former Liverpool participant Niamh Charles headed dwelling a nook 5 minutes earlier than the break to place Chelsea stage.

Liverpool’s rearguard performed fantastically within the second half and although Chelsea’s Guro Reiten had the ball behind the web within the 82nd minute, the objective was dominated out for offside as the sport appeared set to finish in a draw.

Nevertheless, Kerr had different concepts and when Jessie Fleming hit the publish for Chelsea, the Australia goal-poacher was readily available to information dwelling the rebound within the 87th minute.

Liverpool, in seventh place of their first season since returning to the 12-team prime flight, battled bravely to attempt to style an equaliser, however regardless of eight minutes of harm time they completed empty-handed as Chelsea held on to win.

(Reporting by Philip O’Connor; Enhancing by Toby Davis)