Ji So-Yun netted a dramatic late equaliser for Chelsea FC Women as they battled back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester City Women at The Academy Stadium this afternoon.
Emma Hayes’ side were 2-0 down at the break but a second half double from South Korean international forward Ji rescued what had seemed like an unlikely point for The Blues.
Beth England had two half-chances in the opening 10 minutes of the match but home keeper Karen Bardsley was alert to the danger before Caroline Weir found herself one-on-one with Blues keeper Hedvig Lindahl at the other end but fired her effort straight at the Swede.
City took the lead when Tessa Wullaert robbed Blues defender Millie Bright of possession before striking her effort into the corner of the net.
Lindahl then made a superb save to deny Jen Beattie from adding to City’s lead before Georgia Stanway fired Nick Cushing’s side into a two-goal advantage via the post.
City had a great opportunity to add to their lead early in the second half. Midfielder Weir took aim on goal but Lindahl pushed her effort to safety with some help from the woodwork.
The home side were made to rue that chance when Ji pulled a goal back a minute later before Nikita Parris somehow fired wide at the other end with only Lindahl to beat on two separate occasions.
Chelsea looked to be falling towards a defeat until Ji’s 88th-minute free-kick took a wicked deflection and found the back of the net.
The Blues are back in action next Sunday when London rivals Arsenal are the visitors to Kingsmeadow in the SSE Women’s FA Cup.