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Women’s Super League: Chelsea 3-1 Manchester City – Mjelde, Kerr & Kirby earn win

Chelsea's Maren Mjelde's scores from the penalty spot against Manchester City
Maren Mjelde’s first-half penalty was her second goal of the season

Maren Mjelde’s controversial first-half penalty set reigning Women’s Super League champions Chelsea on their way to victory in a lively tussle with last season’s runners-up Manchester City.

Mjelde slotted home after City’s Ellen White was penalised for handball, although the ball struck Demi Stokes.

But fortunate as their opener was, Chelsea dominated the second half.

Sam Kerr tapped in a second and, after Chloe Kelly’s penalty gave City hope, Kirby’s composed finish made it 3-1.

England striker Kirby, playing wide on the right, was the standout performer in a stylish win that extends Chelsea’s unbeaten WSL run to 25 games and takes them up to third in the table after four games.

A thrilling first league meeting between the two sides this season went the same way as Chelsea’s 2-0 Community Shield success in August.

City, who are fifth

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Steve Kerr jabs Rockets while discussing Stephen Curry

Even with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson hopefully back next season, the Golden State Warriors are probably going to look quite different from the days of their dynasty.

Kevin Durant, Andre Iguodala and a few others are gone, and the team probably shouldn’t expect similar production from their replacements. That raises a clear question: Just how much load is Curry going to carry on offense?

Head coach Steve Kerr shed some light on the answer to that unknown in a podcast with The Athletic published Wednesday, and threw in some digs at the Houston Rockets in the process.

Steve Kerr: The Warriors are not becoming the Rockets

Don’t expect too much change with how the Warriors use Stephen Curry. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

When asked about communicating with Curry and Draymond Green on how the team is preparing for the 2020-21 season, Kerr had this exchange with The

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