Manchester City 3-3 Chelsea: Blues remains unbeaten in the Women’s Super League title race after a thriller with six goals
- Title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea played an exciting draw on Sunday
- Chelsea remains unbeaten in 15 games and remains one point behind City leaders
- Coach Emma Hayes refused to be drawn to cancel the trophy
Title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea combined to produce a thriller and further proof that this is going to be a race going to the wire.
Chelsea is undefeated in 15 games and one point behind City leaders with a game in hand. Their coach Emma Hayes has consistently refused to talk about the prospect of silverware, but knows that seven more wins will seal the deal.
“I have to recover from this game first,” Hayes joked. “It says a lot about us that our team is disappointed with a draw. But I see it as a won point because 3-3 is a reasonable result. My stomach doesn’t feel fantastic about admitting three goals. “
Title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea have proved that this is a race that goes to the wire
Chelsea coach Emma Hayes refused to be drawn to cancel the trophy
After seeing a flurry of early opportunities missed on both ends, Ellen placed White City in the foreground. The England striker ran on to Janine Beckie’s low cross and threw the ball home from close range, although VAR would have been used as an offside.
Chelsea reached Ji So-yun, whose 25-yard half-volley took a deflection from Demi Stokes before bouncing past goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck.
After using Chelsea’s sleep defense, Lauren Hemp played in Georgia Stanway to break left. In her attempt – the 2,000th goal in WSL history – the 21-year-old emphatically shot at the near post to restore City’s lead on the hour.
Ellen White fired City in front after she grabbed Janine Beckie’s low pass and shot home
Magnus Eriksson nodded in Beth England’s delivery and forced an error from Ellie Roebuck
It would be short-lived. Magdalena Eriksson nodded in the Beth England looping ball and forced a rare foul by Roebuck. She was later dragged with an ankle injury, leaving a question mark about her participation in the SheBelieves Cup campaign in England next month.
Moments later, City was awarded a penalty when Sophie Ingle overtook Caroline Weir, but the effort of Stanway was saved by Ann-Katrin Berger.
It was a breathless match that just kept on giving and England placed Chelsea from distance only for City to equalize two minutes later, this time hemp stuck the ball into the net.
England said: “We are still in this title race and we are not taking our foot off the gas. We have a game in our hands, so as long as we continue to get results, we can worry everyone about us. “