Chelsea Women have to come from behind to beat West Ham

: Sam Kerr of Chelsea FC scores their team's second goa
Sam Kerr puts Chelsea ahead against West Ham United. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)

Chelsea overcame an early setback inflicted by West Ham United to win 3-1 in the Barclays Women’s Super League.

West Ham took a surprise lead with just over two minutes played, Kirsty Smith’s corner led to a free header into the back of the net from Dagny Brynjarsdottir.

Sam Kerr had strikes that smacked against either post, before Fran Kirby’s leveller through a crowded box five minutes before the break.

Chelsea turned the game round before the hour mark, Kerr with a close-range finish after West Ham failed to clear.

Moments later and Kateřina Svitková’s corner was headed home by Millie Bright, to give the hosts a two-goal cushion.

Lauren James won and took a penalty but it was not good enough to beat Hammers’ keeper Mackenzie Arnold.

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