Chris Myatt was pitchside at the Chigwell Construction Stadium to capture all the action from last night’s WSL London derby (18/5/23).
Above: Chelsea’s Sam Kerr might not have been on the scoresheet, but her teammates hit four to top the table. Photo: Chris Myatt for Impetus.
West Ham United 0-4 Chelsea
Chelsea went two points clear at the top of the WSL after a comfortable win at West Ham United last night, extending the East London side’s losing streak to 10 league games.
Niamh Charles put the visitors ahead just before the quarter-hour mark, and it would remain that way until the break. Three minutes into the second period, Pernille Harder doubled the advantage with Sophie Ingle making the game safe with 26 minutes left. Erin Cuthbert completed the rout three minutes into stoppage time.
West Ham have not won in the WSL since December, but for Chelsea, they know that a win over Arsenal on Sunday, and defeat for Manchester United in their derby with City would clinch a fourth straight WSL title.
Chris Myatt’s exclusive photo gallery from the Chigwell Construction Stadium for Impetus:
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Teams: WEST HAM UNITED (5-3-2): Arnold, Shimizu, Fisk, Cissoko, Tysiak, Smith, Evans, Parker, Longhurst, Brynjarsdottir, Asseyi. Substitutes used: Snerle (for Tysiak 55′), Thestrup (for Evans 65′), Hayashi (for Brynjarsdottir 65′), Atkinson (for Asseyi 81′).
CHELSEA (4-2-3-1): Musovic, Carter, Buchanan, Eriksson, Charles, Ingle, Fleming, Rytting Kaneryd, Cancovic, Harder, Kerr. Substitutes used: Cuthbert (for Fleming 69′), James (for Cankovic 69′), Reiten (for Harder 69′), Svitkova (for Kerr 81′), Abdullina (for Charles 81′).
Scorers: Charles 13′, Harder 48′, Ingle 64′, Cuthbert 90+3′.
Referee: Louise Sanders.