Harder and Kirby strike late to see off Leicester

Late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby saw Chelsea beat newly-promoted Leicester City 2-0 in the Women’s Super League on Sunday.

The WSL champions were made to wait until seven minutes from time, though, to make the breakthrough at the Cherry Red Records Stadium when substitute Harder fired home after a short corner.

Kirby wrapped up the win in the 94th minute with her 50th career goal in the WSL as Emma Hayes’ side went third in the table, while the visitors stay bottom as they still look for their first points of the season.

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What’s next?

Chelsea travel to Juventus for a Champions League group-stage clash on Wednesday night, while Leicester are in action next on November 3 when they host Everton in the WSL Cup.