Chelsea changed Manchester United on the prime of the Women’s Super League desk as Sam Kerr’s first-half end secured a 1-0 victory over the Red Devils at Kingsmeadow.
The excellently crafted objective got here within the twenty third minute when Kerr managed Lauren James’ lengthy move ahead on her chest and despatched the ball over Mary Earps and into the online.
United had been left pissed off at no penalty being given after Nikita Parris went down below the eye of Kadeisha Buchanan round 10 minutes later, and team-mate Ona Batlle additionally had spot-kick appeals waved away.
The results of the crunch conflict sees Emma Hayes’ Blues go two factors away from Marc Skinner’s United on the summit, with a sport in hand.
Third-placed Manchester City are degree on factors with United after they gained 2-1 at Brighton courtesy of a late objective from the league’s prime scorer Khadija Shaw.
Shaw additionally opened the scoring with a Twenty first-minute effort that was cancelled out by Elisabeth Terland simply after the half-hour mark.
The Jamaica ahead then wrapped up all three factors for Gareth Taylor’s crew with a strike with a minute of regular time to go, her fifteenth league objective of the season. City, like Chelsea, are on a 13-match unbeaten run within the league.
Bottom aspect Leicester are some extent behind Eleventh-placed Brighton, having performed a sport extra, after they drew 0-0 at house with Everton.
Some extent and a spot forward of Brighton are Tottenham, who suffered their ninth successive WSL defeat as they went down 2-1 at Liverpool.
Spurs led early on via Rosella Ayane however Emma Koivisto equalised quickly after after which arrange Missy Bo Kearns for what proved the winner within the thirty fifth minute.
Liverpool are actually seven factors away from the relegation place.
England internationals Rachel Daly and Jordan Nobbs had been on the scoresheet for fifth-placed Aston Villa as they gained 2-1 at West Ham.
Daly netted her Eleventh league objective of the marketing campaign within the first half and Nobbs prolonged the lead simply previous the hour mark earlier than the house aspect replied via Viviane Asseyi.