VIDEO: Fern’s goal helps take her English club to top of Women’s Championship

New Zealand international Katie Kitching scored direct from a free kick to help her Sunderland team beat Blackburn Rovers to go top of England’s Barclays Women’s Championship.

Kitching (25) fired into the far corner of the Rovers net, the ball eluding a mass of players in the box, to set Sunderland on their way to victory against their seventh-placed opponents.

Main photo: Katie Kitching disappears beneath her teammates as they celebrate her goal.

The win took Sunderland above previous leaders Charlton Athletic on the table of the competition, which is England’s second-tier.

Kitching made her debut for the Football Ferns in late 2023, coming off the bench in both of New Zealand’s games against Colombia.

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Watch Katie Kitching’s goal

Result

Barclays Women’s Championship

Game played on Sunday January 28, 2024 (NZT)

Blackburn Rovers 0
Sunderland 2 (Katie Kitching 47′, Emily Scarr 63′)

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