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Chelsea Women break Arsenal's Premier League record

Chelsea FC Women scored for a 56th successive Women's Super League game on Sunday, seeing Emma Hayes' team set a new Premier League record.

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Chelsea Women break Arsenal's Premier League record
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Emma Hayes' dominant Chelsea FC Women team broke a long-standing Premier League record after they scored for a 56th successive Women's Super League game.

Late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby saw reigning Super League champions Chelsea defeat Leicester City 2-0 on Sunday. It was also a landmark for Emma Hayes as it brought up the coach's 100th win in the Super League.

Arsenal's 19-year-old record is beaten

The victory took Chelsea into second place, but also saw them break a record held by Arsenal's men's team. Between May 2001 and November 2002, Arsène Wenger's side scored in 55 consecutive Premier League games - that tally has now overtaken by Chelsea women.

Sam Kerr teed up the second goal of the game for Kirby, with the duo having now combined for 17 goals in the Super League. It is the joint-most of any pair, alongside Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead. In just 23 league games together Kirby has assisted Kerr 10 times and Kerr has assisted Kirby seven times.

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