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From Emma Sanders
BBC Sport in Stamford Bridge
Beth England’s excellent attack gave Chelsea victory over Tottenham in their Women’s Super League game.
England, that made her international debut for Phil Neville’s team against Belgium last week, fired over four minutes into the top-left corner.
When Guro Reiten along with Drew Spence possibly struck the woodwork in the second 20, chelsea may have extended their lead.
The hosts dominated the match in front of 24,564 fans at the arena of the men in parts but the newly-promoted side tested them.
Spurs were a danger going – Rachel Furness and Gemma Davison had opportunities to equalise either side of half-time.
But it was always likely to be a tricky day for Tottenham and they have been up against it in the off when Chelsea captain Magdalena Eriksson freed inches broad by an unmarked position.
There has been a carnival feel during the game, set in place before kick-off using a DJ set from former JLS singer Marvin Humes and popcorn stands across Stamford Bridge.
And on the pitch, the 24,000 lovers who had picked up tickets were rewarded with soccer and a feast of World Cup gift in the Blues line-up, including England defender Millie Bright, Norway’s Maren Mjelde and South Korea’s Ji So-yun.
The presence was just over 6,000 short of the album WSL figure placed at the Manchester derby in the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
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