FRAN KIRBY hit her first league objective in 16 months after being informed she could by no means play soccer once more.
England striker was one in every of 9 completely different scorers as rampant Chelsea ripped the Robins to shreds.
Kirby was recognized with pericarditis – and irritation of the tissue that surrounds the guts – in November.
Blues boss Emma Hayes stated: “Fran has been unbelievable on and off the pitch. Watching her come by means of this yr has given me as a lot pleasure as something.
“I don’t even assume it’s about Fran being again, she is simply at one other stage already and I feel she doesn’t have to hold every thing on her shoulders as she did a couple of years in the past.
“She’s a pleasure to teach, she’s come out the opposite facet and I feel she’s displaying her class and I’m totally having fun with what she’s doing on the pitch.”
“I’ve been right here a very long time and I care about these folks, all of them, all of them have highs and lows. That’s my job to ensure they’re most supported of their troublesome instances.”
Kirby she confirmed she was again to her greatest when she obtained the breakthrough on 15 minutes.
She fired straight at Metropolis keeper Sophie Baggaley, who clumsily let the ball squirm by means of her grip.
And the nightmare had solely simply begun because the hosts had been awarded a penalty after Ji So-Yun was mowed down by Yana Daniels within the field.
Maren Mjelde transformed on the half-hour mark, earlier than Melanie Leupolz, Erin Cuthbert and Millie Vibrant all discovered the online inside SIX minutes of one another.
After the break the objective fest continued and it was Beth England tucking on this time.
The Lionesses star pounced on a kamikaze clearance from Baggaley and volleyed into the roof of the online within the 66th minute.
Three minutes later substitute Niamh Charles bagged her first objective in a Blues shirt, solely moments after coming off the bench.
Kingsmeadow beginner Pernille Tougher changed England and lived as much as her report £250,000 switch payment, with a cool back-heel into the online past Baggaley.
And misfiring Kerr lastly obtained her breakthrough as she linked up with Tougher and nipped past the Robins defence to fit residence and make it a rout on the 85th minute.