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Women’s Super League: Manchester United hold champions Chelsea on opening day | Football News

Opening-day wins for Arsenal, Everton and Brighton; West Ham hold Tottenham

Last Updated: 06/09/20 5:23pm

Manchester United held champions Chelsea to a draw in their Women’s Super League opener

Leah Galton struck late to deny champions Chelsea a winning start to their new WSL campaign at Leigh Sports Village.

The Manchester United striker swept home the equaliser from close range in the 79th minute as the hosts cancelled out Sam Kerr’s 25th-minute strike to earn a 1-1 draw.

The visitors, who introduced new signing Pernille Harder for the final 10 minutes, continued to press and almost grabbed the winner when Erin Cuthbert had a shot blocked.

But Casey Stoney’s side held out under the strong late pressure and ultimately proved good value for their point.

Jill Roord scored a hat-trick as Arsenal kicked off their campaign with a 6-1 thrashing…