Chelsea return top of WSL amid offside controversy at West Ham


Chelsea moved back to the top of the Women’s Super League with an edgy 2-0 win over West Ham, who had an equaliser wrongly chalked off for offside.

Aggie Beever-Jones took just two minutes to score as Chelsea responded to Manchester City’s win over Manchester United on Saturday to go top on goal difference.

It was far from a routine win though as West Ham had legitimate claims to feel aggrieved when Riko Ueki had an equaliser wrongly ruled out for offside. With no VAR in the Super League, the on-field decision stood.

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West Ham thought they’d equalised, but the goal was controversially ruled out for offside.

Kirsty Smith and Viviane Asseyi also wasted big chance for the Hammers, who failed to hit the target from any of their eight shots on goal.

Chelsea struggled to finish the east Londoners off until late on when Erin Cuthbert hammered home a second.

More to follow…

What’s next?

West Ham are next in action when they host Brighton in the WSL on Sunday; kick-off 3pm. The Hammers then travel to Manchester City on Sunday April 21; kick-off 2.15pm.

Chelsea’s next game is their Champions League quarter-final second leg at home to Ajax at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday; kick-off 8pm.

The Blues then face Arsenal in the League Cup final at Molineux on Sunday; kick-off 3pm.



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