Chelsea FC Women still have the FA Women’s Super League title race in their own hands after recording a thrilling 3-3 draw at Manchester City this afternoon.
In a game that had everything, the hosts twice took the lead before Chelsea fought back. The Blues eventually edged ahead only to be denied by a late equaliser. There was also a penalty save from keeper Ann Katrin-Berger on a truly bonkers afternoon at The Academy Stadium.
Chelsea almost took an 18th-minute lead but home keeper Ellie Roebuck got a hand to her dangerous headed effort.
The deadlock was broken four minutes later when Janine Beckie put a ball into the box and Ellen White swept the ball home.
Despite conceding the first goal of the game, Emma Hayes’ side were to go into the interval level. Ji So-yun took aim from 20 yards and her effort flew beyond Roebuck into the corner of the net.
The Blues started the second half brightly and Beth England was thwarted by a superb save from Roebuck.
Manchester City again stung Chelsea as they regained the lead. The home side quickly broke upfield with Georgia Stanway striking the ball beyond Berger into the back of the net.
The South West Londoners were only behind for eight minutes. England flicked the ball into the path of Magda Eriksson who planted her header perfectly into the ground with the ball beating City keeper Roebuck.
Chelsea looked set to fall behind for a third time with 20 minutes to go when the home side were awarded a penalty kick but Berger made herself big to save Stanway’s effort from 12 yards.
It soon got even better for The Blues when England fired them into a 3-2 lead. The striker let fly from 30 yards and her wonderful strike found the bottom corner of the net.
A crazy game was to end level with Caroline Weir teeing up Lauren Hemp to make it 3-3 with a clinical finish.
Manchester City remain top of the table, although Chelsea still have a game in hand.