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Chelsea 0 Arsenal 2 (Corredera 18,38)
Marta Corredera's first half double ensured Arsenal left Chelsea with a 2-0 victory in the FA WSL Continental Cup to go top of their group.
The visitors capitalised on two errors at the back for their goals before the interval. Corredera took advantage of a slip-up by Chelsea goalkeeper Marie Hourihan and centre half Gilly Flaherty on 18 minutes, the Spanish international collecting the loose ball and rounding the keeper to slide home.
Her second goal, twenty minutes later, was almost a carbon copy, Ana Borges this time finding herself in a mix-up with Hourihan, leaving Corredera space to slot the ball in.
Drew Spence went closest for the FA Women's Cup winners in the first half, firing over the bar in injury time, and Fran Kirby, on her first start for the Blues, also caused some problems for Arsenal.
Ji So-Yun and substitute Eniola Aluko combined well for the hosts after the interval, but lacked the final ball to draw their side level.
Sari Van Veenendaal in the Arsenal goal looked confident and was quick off her line to smother any threats from Chelsea's forwards as Arsenal closed the game out successfully to go three points clear of Reading FC Women at the top of the group.
Chelsea: Marie Hourihan, Ana Borges, Millie Bright, Gilly Flaherty, Claire Rafferty, Laura Coombs, Jodie Brett (sub Eniola Aluko 45mins), Katie Chapman (sub Niamh Fahey 30mins), Drew Spence (sub Hannah Blundell 65mins), Ji So-Yun, Fran Kirby. Subs not used: Hedvig Lindahl, Jenna Legg.
Arsenal: Sari van Veenendaal, Alex Scott (sub Rachel Yankey 87mins), Jemma Rose, Casey Stoney, Vyan Sampson (sub Chioma Ubogagu 45mins), Dominique Janssen, Emma Mitchell, Marta Corredera, Jade Bailey, Natalia Pablos Sanchon (sub Carla Humphrey 88mins), Danielle Carter. Subs not used: Emma Byrne, Jordan Nobbs, Evie Clarke, Georgia Allen.
(Report by www.arsenal.com)
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