Chelsea won the Women’s Super League for a record fourth time in a row after defeating Reading 3-0 on the final day of the season.
The team captained by Emma Hayes went to Select Car Leasing Stadium with the expectation of winning, which would crown them league and cup champions.
Manchester United, who won 1-0 at Liverpool but finished in second place on the table, was their lone rival.
Sam Kerr and Guro Reiten scored the goals, which was appropriate given how important their efforts this season have been to Chelsea’s success. The Blues won easily.
Reiten’s cross was headed in by Kerr, and the Norwegian midfielder added a second goal just before halftime by slipping a shot past goalkeeper Grace Moloney. The two combined for the early goal.
In the dying moments, Kerr, whose initial attempt had been saved, sprinted through on goal and pushed in the rebound.
Chelsea demonstrates that they are still holding onto the WSL despite increased challenge from their opponents.
Given that they had to hold off those rivals while coping with injury setbacks and the loss of manager Emma Hayes, this championship may be their most impressive to date.
They continue to rule English women’s football, and winning the league four times in a row is a huge accomplishment.