World News – UA – Sanctions controversy affects Chelsea’s WSL win over Manchester City


Women’s Super League refereeing has once again been in the spotlight after a controversial penalty decision and mistaken identity marred a deserved 3-1 Chelsea win over title rivals Manchester City to Kingsmeadow

In the scoreless game, Chelsea striker Erin Cuthbert threw a screaming shot towards the goal and the ball ricocheted off the body of City leaping left-back Demi Stokes, who had her arms tight against his chest, as her teammate Ellen White jumped with her arms in the air behind her With poor visibility, England’s first referee Rebecca Welch pointed to the spot and issued a yellow card to White The attacker was dragged away from Welch by Lucy Bronze as she screamed her innocence

Maren Mjelde propelled the kick past Ellie Roebuck to give the home side the lead The lead was deserved, the way of the goal that would open things was not

“Heard it was a shock,” said city manager Gareth Taylor “We just have to focus on ourselves and not make excuses The frustration is there It doesn’t will not define our season « 

Emma Hayes threw away her title glove before the meeting between arguably the two strongest teams in the league « We are the champions of England and I expect us to demonstrate the behavior of the champions », had she declared

His starting XI was teeming with world-class talent Australian striker Sam Kerr led the way, flanked by Scotland’s Cuthbert and European player of the year, Pernille Harder from Denmark They broke traps like s’ they were fueled by their coach’s words against a city side that had passed Everton, the surprise package of the season, in the League Cup in midweek

Within minutes, the home team had marked their authority over the game « We won our one-on-one battles everywhere, » said Hayes, reserving praise for Cuthbert in particular, who ran Bronze to shreds.  » She’s like a hunting dog, she’s a permanent pest, « she said with a smile » What a performance from our little Scotsman She’s ready to do all the shitty jobs and she does them at the highest level I love this human « 

The first chance fell on White, but City’s openings would be rare Hunting like Wolves, Chelsea pushed City back in their own half and once again; if a player in black dared to cross the halfway line, he would immediately be surrounded and forced to look back for the pass

With their lead in the 36th minute thanks to the controversial penalty which likely combines with tiring legs from their relentlessness chasing the ball, Chelsea relaxed a bit and in the second half City started to enter the match That left room for Kirby and Cuthbert’s pace, however, and just before the hour a perfectly weighted cross from the former’s right found Kerr in the middle and the Australian superstar netted his third league goal. the season

There would be hope in the form of another handball, this one more straightforward, as Caroline Weir’s effort hit center-back Millie Bright’s beating arm, and Kelly launched into his jump, jump and jump before powering up to his third penalty in all competitions

Arsenal top WSL table after 5-0 demolition at Brighton Vivianne Miedema capped a dominant performance in stoppage time with her second goal of the game and 49th in as many league appearances to tie the record for Nikita Parris’s goals in WSL Daniëlle van de Donk, Jennifer Beattie and Lotte Wubben-Moy were also featured on the scoresheet

Everton are second on goal difference after a 3-1 home win over West Ham, thanks to two goals in the last 19 minutes from substitute Lucy Graham Birmingham is out of place for the season thanks to winner Claudia Walker in the 72nd minute, against the run of the game, which gave them a 1-0 victory at Reading

« Supporting each other and showing a positive attitude [in response to] hard times and difficult setbacks [shows] that we are on the same page, » Hayes said of his composure. team after Arsenal equalized in 4-1 Gunners League Cup loss on Wednesday In the afternoon sun of Kingsmeadow the attitude was the same and with 10 minutes remaining Cuthbert freed Kirby The England international rounded around Roebuck and rolled the ball over the line to restore the two-goal lead and give his side first blood against a rival in their league defense

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