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Women’s Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 0-0 Manchester City Women

Drew Spence and Keira Walsh challenge during Chelsea against Manchester City
Chelsea were unable to make amends for their Continental Cup semi-final defeat by Man City last month

WSL leaders Manchester City survived losing goalkeeper Karen Bardsley through injury to hold on for a goalless draw at second-placed Chelsea.

England international Bardsley was sent to hospital for X-rays on her left shoulder after falling awkwardly just two minutes into the game.

Her replacement, Ellie Roebuck, ensured a clean sheet with a fine second-half save at close range from Drew Spence.

Women’s Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 0-0 Manchester City Women
Women’s Super League One: Chelsea Ladies 0-0 Manchester City Women

Fran Kirby also went close for Chelsea, who stay two points behind City.

New England head coach Phil Neville was among the Kingsmeadow crowd for the meeting of the division’s top two.

Karen Bardsley stretchered off with a shoulder injury
Karen Bardsley was sent to hospital for X-rays on her left shoulder

As well as seeing Bardsley leave the field on a stretcher, he may have been concerned by an apparent Achilles injury to Manchester City and England captain Steph Houghton, who limped off.

But 18-year-old Roebuck put in a fine performance in her unexpected appearance off the bench.

Just a week after signing her first professional contract at the club, she was alert to gather Chelsea striker Ramona Bachmann’s shot to her left inside the first half.

But her best save came after the break as she denied Spence with her outstretched right foot.

The draw ends City’s 100% start to the season after 17 games in all competitions, while Chelsea’s unbeaten league run stretches to eight matches.

Line-ups

Chelsea Ladies

  • 1Lindahl
  • 3Blundell
  • 4Bright
  • 6Asante
  • 16Eriksson
  • 19Dunn
  • 10JiBooked at 90mins
  • 24SpenceBooked at 90mins
  • 18Mjelde
    Substituted forChapmanat 59′minutes
  • 14Kirby
  • 23Bachmann
    Substituted forCuthbertat 90+2′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Thorisdottir
  • 7Davison
  • 8Carney
  • 17Chapman
  • 20Andersson
  • 22Cuthbert
  • 28Telford

Man City Women

  • 1Bardsley
    Substituted forRoebuckat 11′minutes
  • 23McManus
  • 6Houghton
    Substituted forJansat 76′minutes
  • 5Beattie
  • 3Stokes
  • 8ScottBooked at 45mins
  • 24Walsh
  • 11Christiansen
  • 17Parris
  • 10Nadim
  • 7Lawley
    Substituted forEmslieat 83′minutes

Substitutes

  • 2Jans
  • 12Stanway
  • 14Morgan
  • 16Ross
  • 18Toone
  • 22Emslie
  • 26Roebuck
Referee:
Amy Fearn
Attendance:
2,648

Match Stats

Home TeamChelsea LadiesAway TeamMan City Women
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home15
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away2
Corners
Home8
Away5
Fouls
Home11
Away14

Live Text

Posted at

Match ends, Chelsea Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 0.

Full Time

Posted at90’+5′

Second Half ends, Chelsea Ladies 0, Manchester City Women 0.

Booking

Posted at90’+4′

Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at90’+3′

Nikita Parris (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at90’+3′

Foul by Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies).

Substitution

Posted at90’+2′

Substitution, Chelsea Ladies. Erin Cuthbert replaces Ramona Bachmann.

Booking

Posted at90’+2′

Drew Spence (Chelsea Ladies) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Posted at90’+1′

Isobel Christiansen (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Posted at90’+1′

Foul by Drew Spence (Chelsea Ladies).

Posted at90’+1′

Attempt blocked. Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Nadia Nadim with a headed pass.

Posted at90′

Corner, Manchester City Women. Conceded by Millie Bright.

Posted at89′

Attempt saved. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Crystal Dunn.

Posted at87′

Foul by Abbie McManus (Manchester City Women).

Posted at87′

Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at85′

Attempt missed. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nikita Parris with a cross.

Posted at84′

Attempt blocked. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Posted at84′

Attempt blocked. Nadia Nadim (Manchester City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Claire Emslie with a cross.

Posted at83′

Jill Scott (Manchester City Women) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Posted at83′

Foul by Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies).

Substitution

Posted at83′

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Claire Emslie replaces Melissa Lawley.

Posted at82′

Attempt blocked. Ji So-Yun (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Francesca Kirby.

Posted at81′

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Jill Scott.

Posted at81′

Attempt blocked. Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ji So-Yun.

Posted at79′

Foul by Melissa Lawley (Manchester City Women).

Posted at79′

Ramona Bachmann (Chelsea Ladies) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Posted at79′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at78′

Delay in match Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Posted at78′

Attempt saved. Drew Spence (Chelsea Ladies) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Posted at77′

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Jill Scott.

Posted at77′

Attempt blocked. Crystal Dunn (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Posted at76′

Substitution, Manchester City Women. Mie Jans replaces Stephanie Houghton because of an injury.

Posted at76′

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Melissa Lawley.

Posted at75′

Attempt blocked. Francesca Kirby (Chelsea Ladies) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Posted at75′

Attempt saved. Drew Spence (Chelsea Ladies) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ramona Bachmann.

Posted at74′

Attempt missed. Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea Ladies) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Ji So-Yun following a corner.

Posted at74′

Corner, Chelsea Ladies. Conceded by Keira Walsh.

Posted at73′

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Posted at72′

Delay in match Stephanie Houghton (Manchester City Women) because of an injury.

Posted at70′

Offside, Manchester City Women. Stephanie Houghton tries a through ball, but Nikita Parris is caught offside.

Posted at66′

Offside, Chelsea Ladies. Ji So-Yun tries a through ball, but Ramona Bachmann is caught offside.


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