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Canada's Jessie Fleming scores 1st-ever goal in Women's Super League to help Chelsea beat Man United

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London, Ont., native Jessie Fleming scored her first-ever goal in the FA Women's Super League for reigning champions Chelsea on Sunday in Leigh, England. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images - image credit)
London, Ont., native Jessie Fleming scored her first-ever goal in the FA Women's Super League for reigning champions Chelsea on Sunday in Leigh, England. (Alex Livesey/Getty Images - image credit)

Canadian women's national team member Jessie Fleming scored her first-ever goal in the FA Women's Super League during Chelsea's 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 with a chip shot.

The 23-year-old midfielder is playing in her second professional campaign, having signed for Chelsea in July of last year.

She helped Chelsea repeat as FA WSL champions during her first season in the English first division after playing collegiately for four years as an 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 was instrumental in Canada's success at the Tokyo Olympics. She scored a pair of key goals, including one in the penalty shootout against Sweden to help lead Canada to its first-ever Olympic gold medal in the sport.

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.

Fellow national team member Nichelle Prince also found the net in NWSL 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:

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