Sunderland hero left stunned after 4-0 Chelsea thrashing

Sunderland Ladies prepare to take on Chelsea
Sunderland Ladies prepare to take on Chelsea
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Sunderland hero Beth Mead was left stunned after her hat-trick helped sink league leaders Chelsea 4-0.

The Lady Black Cats were too good for the Londoners on home soil at Eppleton CW - with in-form Mead hitting a second-half treble to stun Chelsea.

Her three finishes were all expertly taken as Sunderland closed the gap on the leaders to just two points.

Abby Holmes added a fourth late on to cap a remarkable day.

Mead told the Echo: “The performance was surreal.

“Chelsea are top of the league at the moment and they have international players playing for them from different countries.

“We are a team full of Sunderland girls that no one knows.

“It is amazing to have played so well and scored four goals.

“We would have bitten someone’s hand off for a point today, never mind all three!”