Sam Kerr makes winning WSL debut as Chelsea beat Reading
Australia international striker Sam Kerr's Chelsea career got off to a winning start as they came from a goal down to beat Reading 3-1 in the FA Women's Super League at Kingsmeadow on Sunday.
Kerr was quickly out of the blocks in her first game for the Londoners, flashing a shot over in the second minute, but it was the visitors who took the lead when Fara Williams thumped them ahead in the 15th minute.
Reading keeper Grace Moloney was sent off for scything down Kerr on the edge of the box three minutes later, but it took until the 40th minute for Chelsea to get back on level terms as Kerr back-heeled the ball to fellow striker Bethany England, who rounded substitute Reading goalkeeper Rachael Laws to score.
Guro Reiten lobbed home a rebound from a Kerr shot and Erin Cuthbert added a third to secure all three points for third-placed Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Arsenal began 2020 with a 2-0 win over Birmingham City with first half goals from Kim Little and Jordan Nobbs to keep the champions at the top of the table.
Second-placed Manchester City also netted all of their goals in the opening 45 minutes as they thrashed Tottenham Hotspur 4-1.
Bristol City beat Manchester United 1-0 to notch their first league win of the season, leaving bottom side Liverpool, who lost 1-0 to Brighton & Hove Albion, as the only team without a league victory so far this term.
West Ham's home game against Everton was postponed after the London club was struck by an outbreak of flu virus, and the game has yet to be rescheduled.