England international Fran Kirby scored one goal and scored another as champions Chelsea eased to a 3-1 home win over title rivals Manchester City in the Women's Super League on Sunday.
Norway's Maren Mjelde put the home side ahead with a penalty in the 36th minute, with Kirby setting up striker Sam Kerr with an excellent first-time ball for the second in the 57th minute.
Chelsea’s Sam Kerr holds off City’s Lucy Bronze at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.Credit:Getty Images
Chloe Kelly pulled one back for City from the penalty spot in the 73rd minute, but six minutes later Kirby latched on to a long ball for a breakaway goal that made it 3-1.
The win leaves Chelsea third in the standings with 10 points from four games, while City are fifth on seven points after a disappointing start.
Arsenal's 5-0 thrashing of Brighton & Hove Albion meant they returned to the summit on Sunday with 12 points from their four games, while Manchester United, who led briefly after a 1-0 over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, are fourth.
Unbeaten Everton conceded their first league goal of the season in a 3-1 over West Ham United as they went into second place on goal difference behind Arsenal. Birmingham City got their first win of the campaign with a 1-0 victory at Reading.
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