Canada's Jessie Fleming scores 1st-ever goal in Women's Super League for Chelsea
Fellow national team member Nichelle Prince also finds net for Dash in NWSL action
Canadian international Jessie Fleming scored her first-ever goal in the FA Women's Super League for Chelsea in a dominant 6-1 win over Manchester United on Sunday in Leigh, England.
The London, Ont., native took advantage of a rebound to put the ball past goalkeeper Mary Earps in stoppage time with a chip shot.
The 23-year-old midfielder is playing in her second professional campaign, having signed with Chelsea in July of last year.
She helped the team repeat as FA WSL champions during her first season in the English first division after playing collegiately for four years as a UCLA Bruin.
WATCH l Canadian Jessie Fleming scores as Chelsea crushes Man U:
Fleming also helped Chelsea win the League Cup and the Community Shield last season before the team fell in the innaugral UEFA Women's Champions League final, where Barcelona edged the London side 4-0.
Fleming has played in all three of Chelsea's FA WSL games so far this season, with the team looking for its third straight FA WSL title.
‘I’m so happy to have scored my first goal.’ - Jessie Fleming 👏 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CFCW?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#CFCW</a> <a href="https://t.co/v8NYjWspL5">pic.twitter.com/v8NYjWspL5</a>—@ChelseaFCW
Fellow Canadian women's national team member Nichelle Prince also found the net in National Women's Soccer League action on Sunday.
The Ajax, Ont., native scored the final goal during the Houston Dash's 4-0 victory over Racing Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. Houston hasn't dropped a match since Sept. 1., but the team is seventh in the ten-team table with 26 points at 7-5-7.
WATCH l Canadian gold medallist Prince scores as Houston shuts out Louisville: