Sam Kerr nets worldie as Chelsea win Man Utd thriller to hold off Arsenal for THIRD straight Women's Super League crown

SAM KERR predicted scoring a worldie after smashing in a wonder goal as Chelsea survived a fright to win their fifth league title in six seasons.

A second-half Kerr stunner was among the efforts that saw the battling Blues dispatch Manchester United 4-2 claiming WSL supremacy over Arsenal.

The match saw the Australia captain net a brace with the striker having scored more goals than any other WSL player since her debut in January 2020.

Of her cracking effort, Kerr said: “With the second goal – it sounds crazy – but I try things like that all the time.

“I visualise scoring goals a lot. Everyone thinks I was surprised I scored that goal. “

“But I told Erin Cuthbert, ‘I'm going to score an unbelievable goal I'm going to chest it down and volley the ball. I'm going to score a worldie.”


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Chelsea gaffer Emma Hayes hailed Kerr as the best player in the world following her wonder strikes.

Hayes said: “The second one was world-class, it was outrageous, audacious.

“She’s the best for a reason and she stepped up once again for this football club.

“I said ‘come to Chelsea and you’ll win trophies' I can sit here confidently and say we both made the right decision.”

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During Arsenal’s first game of the season Gunners boss Jonas Eidevall dropped to his knees in an ecstatic celebration when his side scored their winner during their defeat of the Blues.

However, Chelsea had the last laugh with the team becoming the first club to win three consecutive WSL titles.

Hayes added: “Arsenal have had an amazing season, but I knew on that opening day of the season, okay, be happy with your win, but this is not where you win leagues. I know you win it at the back stretch.

United shot out of the blocks coming close to netting in the sixth minute with Alessia Russo nodding the ball towards goal.

They took a 12th minute lead with Martha Thomas flicking the ball past Ann-Katrin Berger.

But Chelsea stunned by that opener battled their way back. And they got a leveller with Erin Cuthbert half-volleying home in the 18th minute.

The 1-1 scoreline lasted just six minutes more with Ella Toone putting United back in front with a strike that sent Arsenal to the top of the table on goal difference.

Kerr had a couple of attempts before halftime including a 37th minute effort forcing a save from Mary Earps.

The second spell saw Hayes shuffle her deck with Beth England and Ji So-Yun coming on in place of Jonna Andersson and Sophie

The substitutions had the desired effect with England latching onto a pass from Ji to send a dangerous cross in moments before Kerr’s volleyed goal.

And the hosts took the lead with Ji slotting a pass to Pernille Harder who threaded the ball forward for Guro Reiten to fire past Earps in the 51st minute

The Blues capped off their dramatic fightback with Kerr volleying into a shot that dipped into goal from distance to wrap up a 4-2 win.

The loss for United combined with Man City’s win at Reading saw the Red Devils miss out on a Champions League spot.

Club boss Marc Skinner said: “You have to believe you can come here and win a title.

“The fire that burns in you means you cannot lose but there's a lot of wake-ups for us next year.

"I promise you now, I am not resting until we are champions of something."

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