Catley scores straight from corner in WSL

Sam Kerr has found her unstoppable goal touch once more in the Women's Super League - but even Australia's master striker couldn't claim one quite as outlandish as her pal Steph Catley did for Arsenal.

On a Sunday when a third Matilda, Caitlin Foord, also struck for Arsenal in their 4-0 win at Leicester, it was her Gunners' teammate Catley, who was left looking most stupefied by her first goal of the season - direct from a corner.

Foord had already tapped in Arsenal's second goal in the 22nd minute - also her first of an excellent league campaign - before defender Catley stepped up to take her corner seven minutes before the break.

Although a dead-eyed, dead-ball specialist, even the 28-year-old could only offer a sheepish grin after her expertly taken left-footed inswinger in the driving rain somehow evaded a mass of bodies in the six-yard box and found its way into the far corner.

Arsenal went on to earn a sixth straight win in their perfect start to the season but Chelsea later joined them on 18 points in second place - albeit having played a match more - as Kerr scored in a 3-1 top-of-the-table win at Manchester United.

The Matildas captain had been struggling by her own matchless standards earlier in the season but has now scored six goals in her last three matches in all competitions.

Kerr had endured a poor night before her 60th-minute opener, courtesy of some poor defending from United's Milli Turner who simply gave the ball away, which proved a crucial breakthrough for the champions.

Four minutes later, Kerr then turned provider, slipping the ball expertly inside to Lauren James, who scored with a first-time finish.

After Alessia Russo pulled one back for United, Chelsea scored a third through a deflected Erin Cuthbert shot.

Earlier in the day, another Australian international Mary Fowler crossed for Khadija Shaw to head home for Manchester City to seal their 3-0 win at Reading after the unfortunate home captain Emma Mukandi had scored two own goals in the space of eight minutes.

Shaw leads the race for the golden boot as the WSL's top scorer with seven goals, while Kerr, winner for the last two seasons, still has some ground to make up on three.