Ladies reaction: Chance missed
news Sun 25 Feb 2018
Chelsea Ladies manager Emma Hayes was left to rue the missed opportunities which prevented her side securing a deserved victory over title rivals Manchester City as we instead had to settle for a 2-2 draw.
The Blues enjoyed a fantastic start at the Academy Stadium, racing into a two-goal lead through smart finishes by Millie Bright and Ji So-Yun.
That was the least our first-half dominance merited, and we continued to create clear-cut chances even after City pulled a goal back after the break through Nikita Parris.
However, substitute Georgia Stanway rattled in a late equaliser to earn the home side a point, which means our lead at the top of the WSL1 standings remains at one, rather than four.
'They've had two attempts on target all game and we've had a hundred,' lamented the manager, whose side had 25 shots at goal during the game. 'That's the reality – you have to put them away.
'We've had countless opportunities, we dominated the majority of the game, and we were comfortable.
'It should have been five or six for us, quite comfortably. We've still got work to do. You can be dominate on the ball, as we were, with chances created, but we weren't clinical.
'I have to credit Man City for the way they responded in the second half, but anyone watching this will wonder how we haven't won the game.
'But it's a point gained – we're still top, we're still unbeaten and I have to look at that as the positive.'
There is now an international break in the women's game, which you can keep up to date with on this website, before we return to action on Sunday 18 March with a trip to Liverpool for a Women's FA Cup quarter-final.