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FA WSL: Chelsea Ladies 1 – 1 Birmingham City

May 9, 2011

Birmingham Ladies still have a comfortable lead at the top of The FA Women’s Super League after they prevented Chelsea Ladies from winning yesterday.

chelsea v birmChelsea looked set to close the gap on Birmingham City before their one-goal lead was equalised by Birmingham just nine minutes from time.

David Parker’s side dominated possession for much of the game but only had one clear-cut chance in the first half as Chelsea stood firm.

The London side took the lead at 71 minutes after a corner from Claire Rafferty found the roof of the net aided by the wind, despite best efforts by City keeper Marie Hourihan.

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Kerys Harrop provided the equaliser for the league leaders in the 81 minute after she received a penalty shot from Isobel Christiansen who came on for Jade Moore just 11 minutes earlier.

Birmingham nearly claimed three points in the dying minutes of the game after Karen Carney shot an effort towards the top right-hand corner but was denied as Carly Telford knocked the ball clear.

Top of the table Birmingham taken on bottom of the table Liverpool on Thursday at home, while Chelsea are away to Lincoln.

Chelsea Ladies: Carly Telford, Sophie Perry, Kylie Davis, Gemma Bonner; Danni Buet, Drew Spence (Rebecca Jane 90), Leanne Champ, Ashlee Hincks; Hayley Moorwood, Helen Lander.

Birmingham City Ladies: Marie Hourihan, Chelsea Weston, Sally Stanton, Lauara Bassett, Kerys Harrop; Dani Susi, Jo Potter, Jade Moore (Isobel Christiansen 70), Emily Westwood; Rachel Williams, Karen Carney.

Bethan Borrett, Sportsister
The Women’s Sport Magazine

Photo: The FA via Getty Images

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