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Man Metropolis 2-0 Chelsea – WSL: Participant scores as Lauren Hemp shines in win towards champions

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Manchester Metropolis swarmed Chelsea to go second within the Girls’s Tremendous League after a commanding 2-0 victory over the west London facet.

It gave the impression to be an excellent matchup within the opening minutes, however quickly it was apparent that Manchester Metropolis had been the higher facet.

Inside 21 minutes that they had scored their opening aim after Ann Katrin Berger despatched the ball straight to Filippa Angeldahl who performed a fast one-two with Lauren Hemp earlier than firing a shot throughout Berger straight into the highest nook.

After conceding, Chelsea regarded extra disjointed than ever, and Metropolis had been completely satisfied to capitalise off their errors.

The guests regarded significantly weak on the again, and it wasn’t lengthy earlier than Metropolis doubled their lead after Kelly was in a position to breeze previous Chelsea’s defence, get a cross in to Laura Coombs who performed it to Hemp who opted to smash it in first time.

Regardless of Emma Hayes making a number of adjustments all through each halves, Chelsea by no means regarded up for the match, and had been overwhelmingly poor each with and with out the ball. The second half was a formality for Gareth Taylor’s facet who continued to threaten till the ultimate whistle and noticed out the win.

The loss for Chelsea signifies that they lose their spot on the prime of the desk to Manchester United, and slip to 3rd, although with a recreation in hand.

GK: Ellie Roebuck – 7/10 – Did not have a lot to do towards a poor Chelsea facet.

RB: Esme Morgan – 8/10 – Had numerous pleasure getting ahead.

CB: Steph Houghton – 8/10 – Was in a position to restrict Chelsea to little possibilities, saved Kerr remoted.

CB: Alex Greenwood – 8/10 – Helped Houghton in holding Kerr quiet, and was consistently organising the defence.

LB: Laia Aleixandri – 8/10 – Additionally discovered pleasure shifting ahead and staying vast.

CM: Filippa Angeldahl – 8/10 – Took her aim nicely, and saved it regular in midfield.

CM: Yui Hasegawa – 8/10 – Confirmed how press resistant she will be and demonstrated her unbelievable passing vary.

AM: Laura Coombs – 8/10 – Was concerned in build-up play, and getting the ball ahead rapidly and effectively.

RW: Chloe Kelly – 8/10 – Labored tirelessly to assault Chelsea’s backline, was a useful hyperlink between midfield and assault.

ST: Khadija Shaw – 6/10 – An uncharacteristic off day for Bunny, however she will not care a lot after the victory.

LW: Lauren Hemp – 9/10 – Was a menace for Chelsea’s backline, and was consistently creating house, possibilities, and goal-scoring alternatives for herself and her teammates.


SUB: Julie Blakstad (78′ for Lauren Hemp ) – 8/10


Gareth Taylor – 9/10 – Acquired his group choice proper, and knew exploit this Chelsea facet.


GK: Ann Katrin Berger – 5/10 – Considerably at fault for the primary aim, and was unable to organise her backline all through the match.

RB: Jess Carter – 3/10 – Was not a great day for Chelsea’s backline. Carter couldn’t deal with the velocity of Hemp, and was not conscious of her environment for each targets.

CB: Maren Mjelde – 4/10 – Chelsea’s centre-back pairings with out Millie Vivid depart a lot to be desired. Mjelde additionally struggled towards Hemp, and it is clear she is not as quick and as agile as she as soon as was.

CB: Magdalena Eriksson – 4/10 – Just like Mjelde, simply by no means regarded comfy and warranted whereas defending.

LB: Kadeisha Buchanan – 3/10 – Struggled with Metropolis’s inside runs and couldn’t get ahead a lot.

CM: Melanie Leupolz – 3/10 – Unable to progress the ball to her attacking gamers, and simply pressed by Metropolis’s midfield.

CM: Sophie Ingle – 3/10 – Regarded exausted from the primary whistle, which can have been why she was taken off so early.

AM: Guro Reiten – 5/10 – Crosses weren’t coming off, and was hardly ever in a position to get the ball from midfield, and becoming a member of the assault with out getting it nicked off her.

RW – Lauren James – 6/10 – Was Chelsea’s finest attacking outlet within the early levels of the sport, however was then hooked after 36 minutes. Didn’t look completely satisfied to be taken off.

ST – Sam Kerr – 5/10 – Extremely remoted up prime, and was unable to make a lot impression.

LW – Erin Cuthbert – 5/10 – Wasn’t at her finest, after which pressured to hobble off down the tunnel after an damage late within the recreation.


SUB: Niamh Charles (36′ for Sophie Ingle) – 4/10 – Had little impression on the sport.

SUB: Johanna Rytting Kaneryd (36′ for Lauren James) – 4/10 – Unable to have an effect on the match a lot after approaching.

SUB: Jelena Cankovic (67′ for Maren Mjelde) – 5/10 – Added some stability however inaffective going ahead.

SUB: Jessie Fleming (80′ for Erin Cuthbert) – 5/10


Emma Hayes – 2/10 – Techniques to begin had been all mistaken, and her subs had been questionable at finest.

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