Chelsea Women 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur Women: Beth England’s early goal gives Blues derby win

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By Emma Sanders
BBC Sport at Stamford Bridge
Beth England’s excellent 25-yard attack gave Chelsea victory over Tottenham in their Women’s Super League game.
Last week, england, that made her debut against Belgium for the group of Phil Neville, fired within several minutes into the top-left corner.
When Drew Spence and Guro Reiten possibly hit the woodwork chelsea could have extended their lead.
The hosts dominated the game before 24,564 fans in the arena of the men in massive parts but the newly-promoted side analyzed them.
Spurs have been a threat going forward – Rachel Furness and Gemma Davison both had chances to equalise either side of half-time.
But it was likely to be a tough day for Tottenham and they had been up against it from the off after Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson freed inches broad from an unmarked position.
There is a carnival sense throughout the match, set in place before kick-off using a DJ set from JLS singer Marvin Humes and innumerable popcorn stands across Stamford Bridge.
And on the pitch, the 24,000 fans who’d picked up tickets were rewarded with attacking football and a feast of World Cup gift in the Blues line-up, including England defender Millie Bright, Norway’s Maren Mjelde along with South Korea’s Ji So-yun.
The presence was just over 6,000 short of the record WSL figure place at the Manchester derby in the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
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