Man Utd 1-6 Chelsea: Kerr scores twice as Chelsea thrash Man UtdChampions Chelsea issued a press release of intent to their title rivals as they ruthlessly ended Manchester United’s unbeaten begin to the season.Fran Kirby opened the scoring along with her 50th Women’s Super League goal inside the primary two minutes. Pernille Harder doubled the Blues’ lead with an excellent solo effort earlier than Sam Kerr tapped house a 3rd. Alessia Russo’s deflected strike gave United hope, however Kerr, Drew Spence and Jessie Fleming added Chelsea objectives.Having been shocked by Arsenal in the season opener, Chelsea expertly negotiated this tough away project with a devastating mix of aggressive urgent, exact passing and medical ending. For United, it was a reminder of the extent they have to attain in order to problem Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City after beginning their marketing campaign with complete wins over Reading and Leicester underneath new boss Marc Skinner.Chelsea have been practically gifted a goal after 15 seconds when United keeper Mary Earps overhit her go to Maria Thorisdottir, permitting Sam Kerr to shoot from the sting of the field. And whereas Earps managed to maintain the Australian’s low strike out with a robust left hand, there was nothing she might do to cease Kirby from capitalising on a sloppy United error. Attempting to play out from the again, Hannah Blundell bumped into bother and handed straight to Kerr, who squared the ball for Kirby to faucet house. United managed to settle after Chelsea’s quick begin, however quickly discovered themselves with a mountain to climb when Harder demonstrated her tempo and energy to double the away facet’s benefit.Pouncing on a heavy contact from Jackie Groenen, the Dane stormed up the pitch, breezed previous Thorisdottir and calmly lifted the ball over the onrushing Earps. Pernille Harder’s wonderful solo strike doubled Chelsea’s lead after 24 minutesKerr practically struck a superb third 5 minutes earlier than the break after being teed up by Kirby, however her first-time effort whistled simply the fallacious facet of Earps’ right-hand submit. From the goal-kick, nevertheless, United captain Hannah Zelem conceded possession and, in a roles reversal from the primary goal, Kirby discovered Kerr, who slotted Chelsea right into a three-goal lead.United boss Skinner launched Russo on the break and the England ahead’s affect was on the spot, latching on to Ella Toone’s go and beating Chelsea keeper Ann-Katrin Berger because of a heavy deflection off Millie Bright. Russo additionally rattled the crossbar with a rasping drive in an eye catching show. The house facet’s hopes of a revival have been crushed three minutes after Russo’s goal, nevertheless, when Kerr struck for the second time, though the striker appeared to have strayed offside earlier than she transformed Kirby’s cross on the second try. Spence and Fleming each struck late as Emma Hayes’ substitutes put additional gloss on the scoreline and cap a dominant show by the champions. Line-upsMan Utd WomenFormation 4-2-3-127Earps6Blundell5Mannion3Thorisdottir17Batlle10Zelem14Groenen18Hanson37Staniforth11Galton7Toone27Earps6Blundell5Mannion3Thorisdottir17Batlle10Zelem14GroenenSubstituted forLaddat 66’minutes18Hanson37StaniforthSubstituted forRussoat 45’minutes11GaltonSubstituted forJonesat 82’minutes7TooneSubstitutes2Harris8Risa12Ladd13Fuso23Russo24Jones32BaggaleyChelsea WomenFormation 3-4-330Berger4Bright7Carter16Eriksson21Charles5Ingle8Leupolz11Reiten14Kirby20Kerr23Harder30Berger4Bright7Carter16Eriksson21CharlesSubstituted forAnderssonat 58’minutes5Ingle8Leupolz11ReitenSubstituted forFoxat 79’minutes14KirbySubstituted forEnglandat 78’minutes20KerrSubstituted forSpenceat 84’minutes23HarderSubstituted forFlemingat 78’minutesSubstitutes1Musovic3Nouwen9England10Ji17Fleming24Spence25Andersson28Telford29FoxReferee:Kirsty DowleAttendance:2,197Live TextMatch ends, Manchester United Women 1, Chelsea Women 6.Second Half ends, Manchester United Women 1, Chelsea Women 6.Goal! Manchester United Women 1, Chelsea Women 6. Jessie Fleming (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the highest proper nook following a quick break.Attempt saved. Drew Spence (Chelsea Women) left footed shot from the centre of the field is saved in the underside proper nook. Assisted by Jessie Fleming.Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Drew Spence.Attempt saved. Ella Toone (Manchester United Women) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is saved in the highest left nook. Assisted by Kirsty Hanson.Goal! Manchester United Women 1, Chelsea Women 5. Drew Spence (Chelsea Women) proper footed shot from the centre of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by Bethany England.Alessia Russo (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Foul by Sophie Ingle (Chelsea Women).Foul by Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women).Bethany England (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick on the best wing.Substitution, Chelsea Women. Drew Spence replaces Sam Kerr.Substitution, Manchester United Women. Carrie Jones replaces Leah Galton.Foul by Ella Toone (Manchester United Women).Jonna Andersson (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Katie Zelem (Manchester United Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Foul by Bethany England (Chelsea Women).Attempt missed. Hayley Ladd (Manchester United Women) left footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and huge to the left. Assisted by Alessia Russo.Corner, Manchester United Women. Conceded by Jorja Fox.Substitution, Chelsea Women. Jorja Fox replaces Guro Reiten.