Aluko stars as Chelsea Ladies beat Birmingham

Eni Aluko’s double and a debut goal from record signing Fran Kirby earned Chelsea Ladies a thumping 4-0 win over Birmingham City Ladies to send them top of the table.

Aluko opened the scoring from close range after a fine team move.

And despite Gemma Davison’s first-half dismissal following a second caution for diving, Chelsea remained on top.

Gilly Flaherty turned in the excellent Ji So-Yun’s corner in first-half injury-time to double the lead.

Aluko added a third from the penalty spot soon after the break following Aoife Mannion’s handball.

And Kirby raced through and blasted the ball home to cap a superb team display.

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