St. Mary's Stadium

Next Game

So'ton v Chelsea

Sunday, 28 December 2014, 14:05

Barclays Prem

Stamford Bridge

Last Game

Chelsea 2 - 0 West Ham

Friday, 26 December 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Crucial win for Liverpool

Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 at the Select Security Stadium to move within two points of the second-placed Blues in the Women’s Super League table.

Last Updated: 10/08/14 at 16:07 Post Comment

Liverpool celebrate after Lucy Bronze scored their second goal

Liverpool celebrate after Lucy Bronze scored their second goal

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Gemma Davison and Lucy Bronze were on target for the hosts, who made it five wins in six games and kept alive their chances of claiming back-to-back league titles.

Liverpool took the lead after just six minutes when Davison was bundled over by Laura Bassett, having turned in the Chelsea area, and got up to convert the penalty, her fifth goal of the season.

Bronze (24) then added a superb second, picking up possession 35 yards out before jinking her way through the Chelsea defence and shooting home off the underside of the crossbar.

It was almost 3-0 just before half-time when Corina Schroder put Natasha Dowie in on goal but Marie Hourihan pulled off a good save.

Chelsea brought on Rosella Ayane at the interval, leading to a more balanced second half, but they were unable to get back into the match.

And Hourihan had to make another good stop three minutes from time, denying Davison a second after she had skipped through.

Liverpool manager Matt Beard said: “We knew tonight that, if we didn’t win, we were probably out of the Europe race and out of the title chase.

“If you focus well and train well you’re going to go into the game with the right mentality and, to be fair to the players, they’ve responded to that and tonight’s performance was fantastic. 

“We’re not going to give it up. We worked incredibly hard last year to win that title, and that showed in the players’ performance tonight.”

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes said: “We’re not title contenders.

“I’ve said that all along and, on today’s evidence, it proves that we’re nowhere near in with a shout this year.

“Liverpool have confirmed why they are champions and why they are contending with Birmingham.

“As long as we finish in the top four I’m happy, and it will be interesting to watch Liverpool go neck-to-neck with Birmingham in the run-in.”

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester City respond to Chelsea's victory by winning at West Brom

Manchester City won 3-1 at West Brom to reduce the gap on Chelsea at the top of the Premier League back to three points.

Premier League: Swansea City beat Aston Villa 1-0 at the Liberty Stadium

Gylfi Sigurdsson's sumptuous free-kick helped Swansea City to a 1-0 victory against Aston Villa at the Liberty Stadium.

Premier League: Wayne Rooney scores twice as Manchester United beat Newcastle 3-1

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie were on target as Manchester United cruised past Newcastle 3-1 at Old Trafford.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property