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Chelsea Women’s 1-1 Man City: Dramatic Draw


Chelsea Women’s 1-1 Man City: Dramatic Draw

In an intense Women’s Super League clash, Chelsea Women managed to secure a dramatic 1-1 draw against Manchester City Women. The match was marked by moments of controversy, with both teams reduced to nine players by the final whistle.

Manchester City took an early lead when Chloe Kelly unleashed a powerful strike from 20 yards that deflected past Chelsea’s goalkeeper, Zecira Musovic. Chelsea initially struggled to control the game but saw a shift in momentum just before halftime when City’s Alex Greenwood received a second yellow card for alleged time wasting, leaving her side with 10 players.

The Blues dominated possession in the second half but struggled to create clear-cut opportunities. Lauren James came closest to equalizing when her header struck the crossbar. Lauren Hemp’s dismissal further complicated matters for City, reducing them to nine players.

Chelsea intensified the pressure against the depleted opposition, with Millie Bright hitting the bar with a header. However, it was in the dying moments, in the 96th minute, that Guro Reiten found the back of the net from a corner, securing a well-deserved equalizer for Emma Hayes’ side.

Despite City’s defensive resilience, the result leaves Chelsea in third place in the early Women’s Super League standings, while Manchester City remains at the top.

The match saw several milestones for Chelsea, including Ashley Lawrence’s full debut, Jessie Fleming’s 100th appearance, and Erin Cuthbert’s 200th game. Despite the challenging circumstances, Chelsea displayed determination and persistence throughout the game.

Chelsea’s next fixture is a London derby against West Ham United at Kingsmeadow on Saturday, October 14th, with kick-off scheduled for 5:30 pm. The game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports for supporters unable to attend in person.

In a match filled with drama, red cards, and near misses, Chelsea Women showcased their fighting spirit and determination to salvage a point against a resilient Manchester City Women side.

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By- Sahiba Suri

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