It was a lovely scene as Chelsea Women’s dazzling victory against Bristol City has gone down in the Women’s Super League history books, recorded as having the most noteworthy number of goalscorers in a solitary match!
During the match on Sunday 13th September 2020, Chelsea created an attacking masterclass at the team’s home grounds (Kingsmeadow). The team scored nine goals against their rivals Bristol City without answer. This is a triumph where nine unique players were on the scoresheet.
The Blues had 21 shots on targer, which is the second highest in a Women’s Super League match, second to our 6-0 Spring Series win versus Yeovil Town that had 22.
Fran Kirby opened Chelsea’s goal loaded evening with a decent left-footed strike on the edge of the territory on 15 minutes. It was an extraordinary second for the team’s No.14 who enlisted her first goal in quite a while in the wake of getting back from the ailment pericarditis.
The Chelsea Women’s team multiplied a fourth of an hour later when Maren Mjelde changed over from the spot because of Ji So-Yun being fouled in the box. After two minutes German midfielder Melanie Leupolz included the third and her first goal for Chelsea with a flying header, and the fourth quickly followed when Erin Cuthbert struck brilliantly from go.
Centre back Millie Bright scored her second of the mission as she effectively headed home a Mjelde free-kick, putting the game totally out of Chelsea’s guests’ span significantly time.
The teams’s top scorer, Bethany England, opened her 2020/21 account when she responded rapidly to a bounce back to volley the ball home. On came newcomers Niamh Charles and Pernille Harder who both got in on the demonstration.
Charles added to the goals galore by scoring with her first touch after Harder’s savage strike was spilled by Bristol’s No.1, empowering the youthful England global to coolly take advantage of an empty net.
Inside five minutes of getting her assist, Harder indented her first goal in Blues shirt. Charles gave back and turned provider for her team mate as she penetrated in a low cross from the left for the Denmark forward to wonderfully flick in with her heel.
With only minutes left of play, goal number nine came when Sam Kerr ran onto Harder’s through ball and unquestionably steered past the keeper, Sophie Baggaley.
This persevering scoreline has topped the current league record, an outcome that was at that point kept by the Blues down in 2017, when they crushed Liverpool 7-0 in Chelsea’s triumphant Spring Series crusade.
The Goals came from Gilly Flaherty, Kirby, Ji, Mjelde, Karen Carney, Cuthbert and Drew Spence who secured that success – with five of those names still right now having a pivotal impact in the team.