Chelsea has won the Women's Super League title after beating Reading 3-0 on Saturday, 27 May at the Select Car Leasing Stadium.
In a dramatic 2022-23 season, the title spot was between Chelsea and Manchester United. Goals from Sam Kerr and Guro Reiten saw Chelsea retain the WSL champions title for a fourth consecutive year.
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— (C)helsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) May 29, 2023
Manchester United also experienced victory when they beat Liverpool 1-0 thanks to Lucia Garcia's goal, but they still ended two points behind Chelsea. Manchester United ended second while Arsenal came third in the league.
Chelsea goalscorer Sam Kerr told Sky Sports: "It's my fourth (title win) but some people's first so we'll celebrate like it's our first."
"I've enjoyed it. It's always nice to welcome new players into the team and like I said, it's some people's first year so it's nice to do it again. It's been a joy to play with all the new players and hopefully we'll have some more coming in."
The win marked the perfect farewell for Harder and captain Eriksson as they depart the club this summer. Both players were also substituted, giving them a chance to wave goodbye to the fans after their stellar service.
Readings defeat unfortunately has led to the team being relegated after eight years in the league. An emotional Reading manager Kelly Chamber's shared with Sky Sports: "It's a tough day. In terms of the season, the league doesn't lie. You need to be good enough across the season, but at the moment, a club like us can't compete with the investment that other clubs are putting in."
"But I'm very proud. We've been in the league for eight years and every year, we've had the lowest budget but we've managed to compete and find ways to make sure we stay in the league. It's a very hard day overall."
— (C)helsea FC Women (@ChelseaFCW) May 27, 2023
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said she was proud of her team and how hard they have worked this season.