Kerr misses Chelsea chance in Arsenal draw

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Chelsea's Australian star Sam Kerr came off the bench and was desperately close to sealing victory for the Blues in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal in the top-of-the-table Women's Super League clash.

Kerr, who came on at halftime, was through on goal one-on-one in the dying seconds with the scores locked at 1-1 but her chipped effort rolled narrowly wide of the post.

Chelsea maintained their 27-match unbeaten run in the WSL thanks to a late Lotte Wubben-Moy own goal, which denied the Gunners the opportunity to go top of the table after they had taken the lead with just five minutes remaining.

Excellent work from Vivianne Miedema led to Beth Mead smashing the ball home in the 86th minute after the Gunners' Australian international Caitlin Foord had earlier struck one shot which actually hit the woodwork twice before being cleared.

But the visitors struck back in the final minute as Pernille Harder's cross was deflected by Wubben-Moy and the ball looped into the back of the net.

The draw left Arsenal second on 16 points after seven games, one behind Manchester United, who came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester City on Saturday.

Champions Chelsea are now third on 14 points with a game in hand.

Earlier in the day, Ireland international Rianna Jarrett got her first goal in the WSL as Brighton & Hove Albion won 1-0 at West Ham United, for whom Australian Emily van Egmond had a fine game.

Jarrett flicked the ball over the keeper before heading home in the 69th minute.