Manchester City lost 2-0 to Chelsea in the FA Women's Shield at Wembley.Millie Bright and Erin Cuthbert scored in the second half after Jill Scott was sent off for a betting foul in the second 28 minutes.
Chelsea took advantage of Scott's dismissal shortly after the hour when Bright struck a thunderbolt 30 yards four minutes after a red card before Cuthbert added another second to stop.
Chelsea's Kerr didn't score repeatedly when city debutant Chloe Kelly got closest to Gareth Taylor's side,hitting the post ten minutes before the break.
Janine Becky scored an offside goal in the first half after a lovely break from Chloe Kelly,but Emma Hayes' side continued to pick up the first tableware of the season.
188 days after an exciting 3-3 draw at the WSL,the two met for the eleventh time since January 2018 and made history by taking part in the FA's first women's signing at Wembley.
City started from the front foot and took a corner in 15 seconds,but Chelsea had their first big chance in the third.
Ji So-Yun played right through Kerr,but only shot at goal with Ellie Roebuck to win - a great holiday for City.
Taylor's team calmed down after the initial shock and dominated possession.Our first meaningful attempt came after 22 minutes.
Lauren Hamp threw herself into the box and Chelsea's window fell on Georgia Steinway, who hit a cute cow from 20 yards,but Ans-Catherine Berger jumped to the right to stop the ball,which was tucked into the top corner.
Half an hour ago,City substitute Becky received the ball just three minutes into the net only to be eliminated.
Direct City debut Kelly had perfectly lied to her three Chelsea defenders and gave Becky a seat from close range, but the offside flag was flown just right.Three minutes later,it was Chelsea's turn to get closer to the opening. Ji's deflected free-kick landed on Kerr's head six meters away,but he turned his head over Roubeck's crossbar.
Wembley ended when Berger parried Stanway's weak effort against the attacking Kelly,whose shot hit the post ten minutes before the break.
Chelsea came out of the front foot and also had to take the lead three minutes into the second half of the first half.
Fran Kirby ran to the right,tying Kerr to the perfect cross,who fired a shot from six yards. Another great gift.
After an hour had passed,we created the best opportunity for the afternoon.Scott passes the ball to Stanway,who shoots at the door but shoots away from the right post with a weaker left.
Seconds later,Kerr created another fantastic chance for Chelsea and only scored a long-range goal with Roebuck after referee Rebecca Welch took Scott's lead over G.
Returning to the incident,Welch showed Scott his second yellow card of the game, reducing City to ten in 28 minutes.Four minutes later,our resistance was broken by lightning from 30 yards from Chelsea center-back Bright as the ball ricocheted behind Roebuck.
City's ten women stood firm and scored nearly two goals three minutes after the opening, but Melanie Leupoltz broke through the bar from eight yards.
The London side added a second on stoppage time when Cuthbert shot into a ten-meter corner to seal the win.City missed the first cutlery of the new season when Taylor lost his first competitive match in charge of the team
Chloe Kelly. City debuts were a constant threat to the Chelsea defense, adding some stunning dribbles and tears of confidence to the ball.
The youngster hit the post in the first half and almost became one of the best assists in recent years.
Ellie Robak stepped in,protected by the backs of Demi Stokes,Gemma Bonner,Skipper Steph Houghton and Esme Morgan.
Keira Walsh played an important role in midfield when Jill Scott and Caroline Weir became midfielders.Lauren Hamp and Chloe Kelly flank Georgia striker Stanway.
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