Emma Hayes’ dominant Chelsea team broke a long-standing Premier League record after they scored for a 56th successive Women’s Super League game.
Late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby saw reigning Super League champions Chelsea defeat Leicester City 2-0 on Sunday.
The victory took Chelsea into second place, but also saw them break a record held by Arsenal’s men’s team.
Between May 2001 and November 2002, Arsene Wenger’s side scored in 55 consecutive Premier League games, a tally now overtaken by Chelsea women.
Sam Kerr teed up the second goal of the game for Kirby, with the duo having now combined for 17 goals in the Super League.
It is the joint-most of any pair, alongside Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead. In just 23 league games together Kirby has assisted Kerr 10 times and Kerr has assisted Kirby seven times.
56 – Chelsea have scored in each of their last 56 @BarclaysFAWSL matches, a competition-record run that started in October 2018. It is now also longer than the record run in the Premier League, a 55-game stretch by Arsenal between May 2001 and November 2002. Constant. pic.twitter.com/ztcgO56nUC
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 10, 2021
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