Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Held to Draw but Keep Their Gap at Top of the Table

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Blues Held to Draw but Keep Their Gap at Top of the Table

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A JI SO-YUN double denied City the chance to go four points clear at the top of the FA Women's Super League.

The South Korean midfielder scored twice after the break - her second a deflected 89thminute free-kick - to keep Chelsea's title hopes alive with a 2-2 draw after first-half strikes from Tessa Wullaert and Georgia Stanway had put City ahead.

Inside the first five minutes, the reigning champions spurned a golden opportunity when Beth England couldn't turn home Demi Stokes' loose pass.

And City made them pay when slapdash defending from Emma Hayes' side allowed Wullaert to dispossess Millie Bright and the Belgian drove to the edge of the area before hamming past Hedvig Lindahl.

The table-toppers were rewarded again when Stanway found space on the edge of the area and angled the ball in off the post to score her 11th goal of the season. …

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