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But after an opening day defeat at newly promoted Liverpool, Chelsea boss Emma Hayes had said she would be happy with a dull and close game with few goals, as long as her team came out on top. She got her wish.
This was by no means a classic but Chelsea were worthy winners, with goals from Fran Kirby and Maren Mjelde sealing a 2-0 victory.
Frank Kirby (right) rolled in Chelsea's opener in what was a dominant first half for her side
Maren Mjelde (second right) scored a penalty 12 minutes from time to make it 2-0 to Chelsea
City have now lost their first two games of the season for the first time since 2014.
The club’s twitter account mistakenly tweeted a picture of Plough Lane, the home of AFC Wimbledon, two hours before kick-off with the caption that they were in ‘North London.’ They made it to the right stadium, but they probably wish they hadn’t.
The word crisis is too strong but all is not well in the blue half of Manchester. The exodus of key players over the summer, including England stars Keira Walsh, Lucy Bronze and Keira Walsh have left holes that are yet to be filled by summer signings.
Mjelde's spot kick gave her side some breathing space after some late pressure from City
Emma Hayes' side picked up their first points of the season after defeat to Liverpool last week
The presence of former Netherlands boss Mark Parsons in the crowd at Kingsmeadow may have been a coincidence but pressure will continue to mount on City boss Gareth Taylor if results do not improve.
Chelsea (4-2-1-3): Berger, Mjelde (Perisset 86), Bright, Buchanan, Eriksson, Fleming