Penalty controversy affects Chelsea’s WSL win over Manchester City | Soccer

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Women’s Super League refereeing has come under the spotlight again after a controversial penalty ruling and case of mistaken identity spoiled a deserved 3-1 win for Chelsea over title rivals Manchester City at Kingsmeadow.In the scoreless game, Chelsea striker Erin Cuthbert threw a screaming shot towards the goal and the ball ricocheted off the body of City leaping left-back Demi Stokes, who had her arms tight to her chest, so as her teammate Ellen White was jumping with her arms. up behind her. With a bad line of sight, England’s first female referee Rebecca Welch pointed the finger at the spot and issued White a yellow card. The attacker was dragged away from Welch by Lucy Bronze as she shouted her innocence.

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