Kerr scores twice as Chelsea overcome Tottenham


Chelsea lost in the Continental League Cup final to rivals Manchester City last season

Sam Kerr scored twice as Chelsea overcame Tottenham to book a place in the Continental League Cup semi-finals.

Last year’s runners-up took the lead seven minutes before half-time when Erin Cuthbert’s shot was turned in by Kerr from close range.

Substitute Fran Kirby coolly flicked in Chelsea’s second after the break when she was teed up by Lauren James.

Kerr made it 3-0 with a dinked finish late on, before Drew Spence claimed a consolation for Spurs.

On-loan Arsenal midfielder Mana Iwabuchi made her debut for Tottenham and almost set up Rosella Ayane in the first half but was otherwise fairly quiet.

There were late chances for Tottenham’s Bethany England, who joined from Chelsea this month, before Kirby missed a golden opportunity at the other end.

The draw for the semi-final takes place on Thursday, 26 January at 16:30 GMT.

Line-ups

Tottenham Women

Formation 3-4-3

  • 1Korpela
  • 4Turner
  • 5Bartrip
  • 3Zadorsky
  • 14Ildhusøy
  • 24Spence
  • 25SummanenSubstituted forJamesat 82′minutes
  • 6Harrop
  • 20IwabuchiSubstituted forUbogaguat 59′minutes
  • 19England
  • 23AyaneBooked at 67mins

Substitutes

  • 7Naz
  • 9Karczewska
  • 13Ale
  • 15James
  • 18Ubogagu
  • 22Spencer

Chelsea Women

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Musovic
  • 15PérissetSubstituted forCharlesat 83′minutesSubstituted forat 90+1′minutes
  • 26Buchanan
  • 4Bright
  • 7Carter
  • 5IngleSubstituted forFlemingat 61′minutes
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 10JamesBooked at 90mins
  • 28CankovicSubstituted forKirbyat 61′minutes
  • 11ReitenBooked at 75minsSubstituted forRytting Kanerydat 76′minutes
  • 20Kerr

Substitutes

  • 13Svitková
  • 14Kirby
  • 16Eriksson
  • 17Fleming
  • 18Mjelde
  • 19Rytting Kaneryd
  • 21Charles
  • 27Abdullina
  • 30Berger

Referee:
Sunny Sukhvir Gill

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