Chelsea FC Women have lost further ground in the race for the 2018/2019 FA Women’s Super League title, this time drawing 0-0 at Birmingham City Women.

The Blues were dominant throughout but could not find away of beating a Birmingham City outfit who ended the game with 10 players while Karen Carney missed a second half penalty kick.

Drew Spence was denied by home keeper Ann-Katrin Berger early in the first half before Beth England’s strike from range hit the post. Fran Kirby then had a clear sight of goal but Berger was off her line quickly and was alert to the danger,

The second half saw Kirby again go close while the Birmingham City players were more than willing to bravely block a number of Chelsea attempts on goal as the game remained goalless.

Chelsea were given a penalty 16 minutes from time when Kerys Harrop hauled down Ji So-Yun in the box. Captain Carney stepped up to take the spot kick but her effort was well saved by Berger in the Birmingham City goal.

Moments later, Birmingham City were reduced to 10 players when Hayley Ladd picked up a second booking for a dangerous tackle on Drew Spence.

Chelsea had another golden chance to win the match late on but Berger did superbly well to tip Ji’s header over the bar as The Blues failed to score in the league yet again.

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I am Dan Pentland and I am a York City season ticket holder and volunteer for men's health charity Prostate Cancer UK. In May 2015, I completed my childhood dream of visiting all 92 Football League grounds. Follow me on Twitter @DanPentlandpcuk and Facebook

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