Jesse Fleming's Chelsea clinch Women's Super League title with win over Man United

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Canada's Jessie Fleming, middle, seen challenged by two Manchester United players, helped Chelsea see out a 4-2 victory and secure the FA Women's Super League title on Sunday. (Catherine Ivill/Getty Images - image credit)
Canada's Jessie Fleming, middle, seen challenged by two Manchester United players, helped Chelsea see out a 4-2 victory and secure the FA Women's Super League title on Sunday. (Catherine Ivill/Getty Images - image credit)

Canada's Jesse Fleming came from the bench to help Chelsea secure a 4-2 win over the visiting Manchester United on Sunday and clinch their third-straight FA Women's Super League title.

The 24-year-old London, Ont., native came on for Pernille Harder in the 77th minute. Fleming had six goals and four assists in 21 appearances for Chelsea in the competition, having featured in all but one game.

The honour is Fleming's second league title with Chelsea. The 2021 Canada Soccer Player of the Year winner also won the FA Cup, the League Cup and the Community Shield since joining the London-based club in July 2020.

Chelsea, the most successful club in the league's history with five championships, can add another trophy to their cabinet next Sunday when they play Man City in the FA Women's Cup final.

Since runner-ups Arsenal beat West Ham 2-0 in a simultaneous match, Chelsea needed to defeat Manchester United in order to be crowned champions of England.

But the Blues didn't get off to a good start. Martha Thomas put the visiting side up 1-0 in the 13th minute. Although it took Chelsea five minutes to tie the game with a goal by Erin Cuthbert, Ella Toone gave the lead back to Manchester United in the 25th minute.

In the second half, however, it was all Chelsea. Sam Kerr scored twice and Guro Reiten added one of her own to lift the Blues to a 4-2 victory.

Chelsea wrapped up their Women's Super League winning campaign with 56 points, one more than Arsenal, and a 18-2-2 record.

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