Matildas Abroad Review: Cup wins in France, Netherlands, Chelsea extend streak

There were big wins across the continent for some of our Westfield Matildas. Chelsea extended their unbeaten run in the league to 33 games, while our Aussies in France and the Netherlands progressed to the next stages of their cup competitions. 

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While Arsenal's match against Aston Villa was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, the other Westfield Matildas in the FA WSL were on the pitch. Sam Kerr scored her ninth goal of the league season as Chelsea waltzed past Alanna Kennedy's Tottenham 4-0. 

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A Melanie Leupolz double including a spectacular strike, a neat finish from Pernille Harder and Kerr's header at the far post secured the win. The Blues remain the only side yet to lose a game in the FA WSL this season. 

Elsewhere in England, Mackenzie Arnold and Emily van Egmond were on the wrong side of a 4-0 score line as West Ham lost to Manchester City.  

Hayley Raso's Everton couldn't find a way past Manchester United. Goals to Ella Toone and Christen Press secured all three points for Casey Stoney's side. 


PSV returned to the pitch after the Christmas break and secured a win in the Eredivisie Women's Cup. The 6-1 win over PEC Zwolle included a goal from Amy Harrison. A cross in from the right was parried away by the goalkeeper but poorly cleared. The Westfield Matilda reacted quickest and tapped in easily to an empty net. 

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The Coupe de France Féminine saw Ellie Carpenter and Laura Brock earn wins in the Round of 32. Lyon put five past Reims which included a Dzsenifer Marozsan hat trick. Carpenter played 46 minutes. 

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While Guingamp enjoyed Brock's return to the team with a 3-0 victory over Soyaux. Mary Fowler's Montpellier lost 2-1 to Issy. 


Sevilla secured a 1-1 draw with Santa Teresa to remain midtable in Spain. Aivi Luik played another 90 minutes in the middle of the park.