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Chelsea Women’s coach Emma Hayes has hailed her players for getting a massive win against Manchester United at the Kingsmeadow Stadium on Sunday.
The Blues hosted United and had it tough against the women in red, and after a tough game between the two sides, it was Chelsea who got the win.
The only goal of the fixture came in the 65th minute as Norwegian star Maren Mjelde scored from the penalty spot.
“It played out exactly how I thought it would,” Hayes said. “Tight, difficult to break down, they’re aggressive and make the pitch small.
“When you play these games after internationals they are always tough. I thought they looked fresher than us today, but they had two or three on international camp and we had 12.
“So to win that game, you have to really appreciate how hard that is to win that game. People expect the top teams to win because we’ve got top players – these players have to perform under an unbelievable schedule. I thought we were gritty, resilient and calm.
“I don’t think anybody panicked even when we weren’t dominant. You have to appreciate with the levels now that games are going to be like this more often than not, so can we use our wisdom and experience? I thought we did just at the right moment.”
Chelsea fans are happy with this victory as the men’s team have already lost twice to Manchester United this season.