Chelsea vs Manchester City LIVE: Women's Super League result, final score and reaction

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Chelsea registered their first points of the Women’s Super League season as Fran Kirby’s finish and a Maren Mjelde penalty saw the defending champions defeat Manchester City 2-0 at Kingsmeadow.

Kirby struck the opener in the 42nd minute and Mjelde added a spot-kick with 12 minutes of normal time remaining as Emma Hayes’ side bounced back from the shock 2-1 loss at Liverpool in their campaign opener last Sunday.

Gareth Taylor’s City created a number of chances, particularly in the first half, which included a Laura Coombs shot that Ann-Katrin Berger did superbly to divert against a post, but they were unable to save themselves from another loss following last weekend’s 4-3 reverse at Aston Villa.

We will bring you all the reaction and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

Chelsea vs Man City: LIVE WSL updates

  • Chelsea XI: Berger, Brighton, James, Reiten, Kirby, eriksson, Fleming, Mjelde, Kerr, Cuthbert, Buchanan

  • Man City XI: Roebuck, Casparij, Houghton, Greenwood, Ouahabi, Aleixandri, Castellanos, Coombs, Kelly, Shaw, Hemp

  • GOAL! 41’ - Kirby rolls in the opener after quick break down Chelsea left

  • GOAL! 79’ - Mjelde bangs a penalty top corner to double Blues’ lead

  • Fran Kirby scores as Chelsea bounce back to beat Manchester City in WSL

Chelsea FC Women 2 - 0 Manchester City WFC

Fran Kirby scores as Chelsea bounce back to beat Manchester City in WSL

18:32 , Karl Matchett

Chelsea registered their first points of the Women’s Super League season as Fran Kirby’s finish and a Maren Mjelde penalty saw the defending champions defeat Manchester City 2-0 at Kingsmeadow.

Kirby struck the opener in the 42nd minute and Mjelde added a spot-kick with 12 minutes of normal time remaining as Emma Hayes’ side bounced back from the shock 2-1 loss at Liverpool in their campaign opener last Sunday.

Gareth Taylor’s City created a number of chances, particularly in the first half, which included a Laura Coombs shot that Ann-Katrin Berger did superbly to divert against a post, but they were unable to save themselves from another loss following last weekend’s 4-3 reverse at Aston Villa.

Kirby scores as Chelsea bounce back to beat Manchester City in WSL

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Match ends, Chelsea Women 2, Manchester City Women 0.

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Second Half ends, Chelsea Women 2, Manchester City Women 0.

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Offside, Chelsea Women. Ann-Katrin Berger tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

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Substitution, Chelsea Women. Johanna Rytting Kaneryd replaces Lauren James.

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Foul by Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea Women).

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Substitution, Chelsea Women. Niamh Charles replaces Guro Reiten.

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Substitution, Chelsea Women. Ève Périsset replaces Maren Mjelde.

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Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. Julie Blakstad replaces Khadija Shaw.

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. María Losada replaces Laia Aleixandri.

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Attempt missed. Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Guro Reiten with a cross following a set piece situation.

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Fran Kirby (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick on the left wing.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Magdalena Eriksson.

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Lauren James (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Attempt blocked. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Alex Greenwood.

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Foul by Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Women).

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Substitution, Manchester City Women. Hayley Raso replaces Lauren Hemp.

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Goal! Chelsea Women 2, Manchester City Women 0. Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Women) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

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Penalty conceded by Leila Ouahabi (Manchester City Women) with a hand ball in the penalty area.

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Attempt blocked. Sophie Ingle (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Kerr.

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Attempt saved. Lauren James (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Sam Kerr.

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Attempt missed. Fran Kirby (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Millie Bright.

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Attempt missed. Lauren James (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left.

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Offside, Chelsea Women. Fran Kirby tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

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Foul by Maren Mjelde (Chelsea Women).

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Substitution, Chelsea Women. Sophie Ingle replaces Jessie Fleming.

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Foul by Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women).

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Corner, Chelsea Women. Conceded by Leila Ouahabi.

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Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women).

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Fran Kirby (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women).

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Leila Ouahabi (Manchester City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

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Lauren James (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Attempt saved. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Laia Aleixandri.

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Attempt missed. Laia Aleixandri (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Chloe Kelly with a cross following a corner.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Millie Bright.

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Offside, Chelsea Women. Ann-Katrin Berger tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

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Second Half begins Chelsea Women 1, Manchester City Women 0.

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First Half ends, Chelsea Women 1, Manchester City Women 0.

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Foul by Fran Kirby (Chelsea Women).

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Offside, Chelsea Women. Erin Cuthbert tries a through ball, but Sam Kerr is caught offside.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Millie Bright.

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Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is blocked.

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Attempt saved. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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Goal! Chelsea Women 1, Manchester City Women 0. Fran Kirby (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Guro Reiten.

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Foul by Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women).

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Attempt saved. Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Jessie Fleming.

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Attempt blocked. Laura Coombs (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Deyna Castellanos.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Ann-Katrin Berger.

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Attempt saved. Lauren Hemp (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

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Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Maren Mjelde.

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Attempt blocked. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Deyna Castellanos.

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Leila Ouahabi (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Foul by Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women).

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Attempt missed. Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is high and wide to the left.

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Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box.

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Attempt missed. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box.

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Laia Aleixandri (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Maren Mjelde.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Millie Bright.

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Attempt blocked. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

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Attempt blocked. Fran Kirby (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Sam Kerr.

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Foul by Deyna Castellanos (Manchester City Women).

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Attempt saved. Chloe Kelly (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Laura Coombs.

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Attempt missed. Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Fran Kirby.

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Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Jessie Fleming.

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Attempt blocked. Khadija Shaw (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

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Attempt missed. Sam Kerr (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Guro Reiten.

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First Half begins.

Chelsea vs Man City: Confirmed line-ups in WSL fixture

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Confirmed teams!

Chelsea XI: Berger, Brighton, James, Reiten, Kirby, eriksson, Fleming, Mjelde, Kerr, Cuthbert, Buchanan

Man City XI: Roebuck, Casparij, Houghton, Greenwood, Ouahabi, Aleixandri, Castellanos, Coombs, Kelly, Shaw, Hemp

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Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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