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Reserve Chelsea team back at the top of the table


Guro Reiten and Chelsea are back at the top of the table in the Super League after victory in Wednesday’s match against Aston Villa. Here from this weekend’s FA Cup semi-final. Photo: Nick Potts, PA via AP / NTB

Of NTB | 17.04.2024 22:13:07

Sport: Chelsea top the table on better goal difference than Manchester City when both teams have four games left to play.

Manager Emma Hayes made seven changes to the team that lost to Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday. Guro Reiten was among those who sat on the bench, but she came on early in the 2nd half as the team’s first substitute.

By then, Chelsea already led 2-0. Villa got off to a rotten start when goalkeeper Anna Leat was sent off after four minutes for handball outside the area. Third keeper Sophia Poor was substituted and she conceded goals from Aggie Beever-Jones and Maika Hamano before the break.

Kadeisha Buchanan headed in 3-0 in the 64th minute. Catarina Macario contributed her second assist of the game.

Chelsea had ambitions to win four titles in the last season with Hayes before she becomes USA national team manager. After a final loss in the league cup and a semi-final loss in the FA Cup, there are two left, and Wednesday’s victory means that the hope of league gold is fully alive.

On Saturday, there is an away match against title defenders Barcelona in the Champions League.

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