Match ends, Manchester City Women 2, Chelsea Ladies 2.
Georgia Stanway rescued a point for Manchester City in a dramatic top-of-the-table clash with Women's Super League One leaders Chelsea.
Millie Bright found the top corner to open the scoring for Chelsea before Ji So-Yun made it 2-0 with a cool finish.
Nikita Parris met a Demi Stokes cross to reduce the arrears with a powerful header early in the second half.
Both sides had late chances, before Stanway's drilled effort from the edge of the box completed City's fightback.
The draw meant Chelsea's lead over City remains a single point, but they missed numerous opportunities to add to to their lead before City's late leveller.
The visitors dominated before the interval and the chances continued to come despite a much-improved City display.
Fran Kirby, Crystal Dunn and Ramona Bachmann all wasted openings and Chelsea were made to pay when substitute Stanway's sumptuous 86th-minute strike found the top corner.
Manchester City head coach Nick Cushing: "It was a typical Man City v Chelsea game. They're always like cup finals and always all-out war.
"We weren't at the races first half and we know that - we're lacking in a bit of confidence at the moment and there's many reasons for that.
"It feels like a win. I feel the same way and the same excitement I feel after a win and because of the situation.
"Four points is a big margin to make up, so I'm unbelievably proud of the performance in the second half."
Chelsea boss Emma Hayes told BT Sport: "They had only two chances and we had about a hundred. I have to credit Man City for the way they responded.
"I am sure my dressing room will think 'how have we not won 6-2?' But we were not clinical.
"It feels like two points dropped. We dominated but fair play to them."
Man City Women
- 11ChristiansenSubstituted forStanwayat 66'minutes
- 10NadimSubstituted forRossat 79'minutes
- 15SpetsmarkSubstituted forEmslieat 45'minutes
- 10JiBooked at 79mins
- 24SpenceSubstituted forCuthbertat 56'minutes
- 14KirbySubstituted forThorisdottirat 84'minutes
- 23BachmannSubstituted forAlukoat 90+2'minutes
- Simon Mather
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Manchester City Women 2, Chelsea Ladies 2.
Foul by Eniola Aluko (Chelsea Ladies).
Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Abbie McManus.
Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Eniola Aluko replaces Ramona Bachmann.
Attempt missed. Jennifer Beattie (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Keira Walsh with a cross following a corner.
Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Anita Asante.
Attempt saved. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikita Parris.
Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.
Attempt blocked. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Goal! Manchester City Women 2, Chelsea Ladies 2. Georgia Stanway (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jill Scott.
Attempt missed. Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Attempt saved. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Ramona Bachmann.
Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Maria Thorisdottir replaces Francesca Kirby because of an injury.
Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Claire Emslie (Manchester City Women).
Substitution, Manchester City Women. Jane Ross replaces Nadia Nadim.
Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card.
Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies).