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Newspaper Headlines: Champions Chelsea Stunned by Liverpool

In this football language newspaper headline from the Guardian Newspaper we look at the verb ‘to stun’ after Chelsea’s shock defeat to Liverpool in the opening game of the WSL. You can see more newspaper headlines here and don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at:

Champions Chelsea stunned by Liverpool

Newspaper Headlines: Champions Chelsea stunned by Liverpool

In this week’s newspaper headline we look at a headline from the Guardian Newspaper about one of the big matches from the opening day of the 2022 Women’s Super League (WSL) season. Holders Chelsea – they have won the WSL title three times in a row – were shocked by newly-promoted Liverpool 2-1 despite taking the lead from the spot in the 3rd minute. The home side hit back with two penalties in the second half to surprise the champions. The surprise was so big that the verb ‘stunned‘ has been used in the headline because no one expected it. Chelsea were shocked by this defeat, they were stunned by it. A great start to the new WSL season.

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