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Chelsea clinch WSL title after beating Manchester United

SoccerNews in General Soccer News 8 May 2022

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Chelsea have been crowned champions of the Women’s Super League after beating Manchester United, edging out nearest challengers Arsenal.

Emma Hayes’ side went into the final day of the season top of the table, a point ahead of the Gunners and knowing that a win would seal their third consecutive league title.

There were nerves at Kingsmeadow on Sunday after goals from Martha Thomas and Ella Toone either side of Erin Cuthbert’s equaliser had given United a 2-1 lead at half-time.

However, two goals from the Football Writers’ Association’s women’s player of the year Sam Kerr and another from Guro Reiten in the second half sealed a 4-2 victory, clinching the title for the Blues.

Kerr’s second was an appropriately stunning effort for the occasion, with the Australian lobbing United goalkeeper Mary Earps with a turn and volley from almost 30-yards to make sure of victory.

Arsenal did their bit by winning 2-0 away at West Ham, but it was not enough for Jonas Eidevall and his team.

United’s defeat and Manchester City’s 4-0 win at Reading also meant the latter finishing third ahead of the Red Devils, sealing the final Women’s Champions League spot.

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