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Women's Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 1-1 Birmingham City Ladies

Eniola Aluko
Chelsea Ladies striker Eniola Aluko has scored five goals this season

Chelsea Ladies were denied the top spot in the WSL 1 table as they were held to a draw by Birmingham City Ladies.

Freda Ayisi put the visitors in front just after half-time when she sent a low cross inside the far post.

The hosts were level just five minutes later as former Blues striker Eniola Aluko restored parity from close range.

Chelsea finished the game with 10 players after Katie Chapman was sent off for a second booking when she fouled Ayisi with three minutes left.

The result puts Chelsea one point behind leaders Manchester City in second in the WSL 1 table, while Birmingham City lie in fourth place.

Chelsea forward Eniola Aluko:

"We weren't ourselves in the first half going forward, and then we gave away a sloppy goal just after half-time.

"At the end of the day though, we got a point out of a game that we could have lost against a very difficult Birmingham side.

"Whenever we've gone behind this season we've always come back, and in the end we could have won today because we had a couple of good chances late on. "

Birmingham defender Kerys Harrop:

"We'd surprised them with our goal, but the way it came about was something we'd worked on and Freda took it really well.

"Unfortunately we then gave away a soft goal and that's unlike us; it was the first goal we've conceded in seven matches and we've given hardly any away all season.

"That's what we're good at; having the concentration and organisation at the back, so it was disappointing to concede the way we did."

Line-ups

Chelsea Women

  • 1Lindahl
  • 4Bright
  • 5Flaherty
  • 25Bailey
  • 16BorgesSubstituted forBlundellat 82'minutes
  • 17ChapmanBooked at 87mins
  • 24SpenceSubstituted forAlukoat 49'minutes
  • 11Rafferty
  • 8Carney
  • 10Ji
  • 7DavisonBooked at 64mins

Substitutes

  • 3Blundell
  • 9Aluko
  • 12Spencer
  • 15England
  • 28Russo
  • 30Rolandsen

B'ham City Ladies

  • 30Berger
  • 2Windell
  • 25Mannion
  • 19WestwoodSubstituted forPeplowat 20'minutes
  • 4CarterBooked at 25mins
  • 6Harrop
  • 12Stringer
  • 14Lawley
  • 11Hegerberg
  • 7Ayisi
  • 15Wellings

Substitutes

  • 1Baggaley
  • 9Linnett
  • 16Peplow
  • 20Edwards
  • 22Brown
  • 24Johnson
Referee:
Christopher O'Donnell
Attendance:
1,354

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea WomenAway TeamB'ham City Ladies
Possession
Home65%
Away35%
Shots
Home21
Away6
Shots on Target
Home6
Away2
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Chelsea Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Chelsea Ladies 1, Birmingham City Ladies 1.

Attempt missed. Claire Rafferty (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Eniola Aluko.

Foul by Jade Bailey (Chelsea Ladies).

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Birmingham City Ladies. Conceded by Millie Bright.

Attempt blocked. Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Andrine Hegerberg.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) for a bad foul.

Foul by Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies).

Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Offside, Birmingham City Ladies. Andrine Hegerberg tries a through ball, but Charlie Wellings is caught offside.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

Karen Carney (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Windell (Birmingham City Ladies).

Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City Ladies).

Substitution

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Hannah Blundell replaces Ana Borges.

Attempt missed. Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Eniola Aluko.

Attempt saved. Freda Ayisi (Birmingham City Ladies) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Melissa Lawley.

Attempt saved. Gilly Flaherty (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies).

Attempt missed. Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Millie Bright.

Attempt missed. Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Kerys Harrop (Birmingham City Ladies) because of an injury.

Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Alex Windell (Birmingham City Ladies).

Booking

Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies).

Charlie Wellings (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Gemma Davison.

Attempt missed. Melissa Lawley (Birmingham City Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Abbey-Leigh Stringer.

Attempt missed. Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the left. Assisted by Karen Carney.

Booking

Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Gemma Davison (Chelsea Ladies).

Jessica Carter (Birmingham City Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Katie Chapman (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Gemma Davison.

Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 10th July 2016

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City Women86201611520
2Chelsea Women86112291319
3Arsenal Women8422127514
4B'ham City Ladies934255013
5Liverpool Women93331614212
6Notts County Ladies7214710-37
7Sunderland Ladies91351022-126
8Reading Women7043611-54
9Doncaster Rovers Belles5005318-150
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