Chelsea beat Man City to bounce back in WSL

Chelsea bounced back from an opening-day loss to beat Manchester City 2-0 in the Women’s Super League (WSL) on Sunday.

Champions Chelsea slumped to a 2-1 defeat away to newly promoted Liverpool last week, but Fran Kirby‘s first-half strike and a second-half penalty from Maren Mjelde were enough to get them back on track against City in front of more than 4,000 fans at their Kingsmeadow home ground.

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Brighton & Hove Albion also notched their first win at the second attempt, beating Reading 2-1 to send them to the bottom of the table, while Manchester United climbed into second place with a comfortable 2-0 win away at West Ham United.

United are level on six points with Arsenal and Aston Villa, who continued their good start to the season by beating Leicester City 2-0.

Liverpool host Everton in the season’s first Merseyside derby later on Sunday.

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