Kelly brace helps Man City past Spurs

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Chloe Kelly’s goals were her first for Manchester City since her summer transfer from Everton

Manchester City maintained their unbeaten start to the new season as Chloe Kelly’s two goals helped them comfortably beat Tottenham Hotspur.

England winger Kelly curled in a superb opener from outside the box in a first half the FA Cup finalists dominated.

Kelly doubled the lead from the spot after half-time before United States midfielder Sam Mewis quickly netted her second goal in four days for the club.

Ellen White headed in a fourth and Anna Filbey flicked in a late Spurs goal.

Spurs fans were made to wait a little longer for Alex Morgan’s debut, with the United States forward not featuring on Sunday as her bid to return to full fitness continues.

Morgan, 31, has not played in a competitive game for over a year, having given birth to her daughter on 7 May.

Her side were up against an in-form Man City team who also beat Arsenal in the Women’s FA Cup semi-finals on Thursday.

The hosts hit the woodwork three times, on top of their four goals which included a first of the season for England striker Ellen White, as she showed good agility to angle a header home after Steph Houghton’s far-post flick-on.

The result left City with seven points from a possible nine in the league so far, while Spurs have one point from their opening three games.

Line-ups

Man City Women

  • 26Roebuck
  • 14Morgan
  • 6Houghton
  • 4BonnerSubstituted forStokesat 71′minutes
  • 27GreenwoodBooked at 48mins
  • 22MewisSubstituted forScottat 71′minutes
  • 24Walsh
  • 19WeirSubstituted forLavelleat 62′minutes
  • 11Beckie
  • 18White
  • 9KellySubstituted forParkat 62′minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Bardsley
  • 3Stokes
  • 7Coombs
  • 8Scott
  • 10Stanway
  • 16Park
  • 20Bronze
  • 21Lavelle
  • 34Benameur

Tottenham Women

  • 22Spencer
  • 12Percival
  • 3Zadorsky
  • 5HarropBooked at 63mins
  • 15Worm
  • 4GreenBooked at 43minsSubstituted forQuinnat 70′minutes
  • 18Kennedy
  • 16GrahamSubstituted forAddisonat 45′minutes
  • 6Filbey
  • 7DavisonSubstituted forLeonat 79′minutes
  • 9DeanBooked at 44minsSubstituted forAyaneat 69′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Leon
  • 14Addison
  • 19Quinn
  • 23Ayane
  • 25Godfrey
  • 29Neville
  • 99Martin

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