WSL: Chelsea secure late 3-2 win at Arsenal to stay clear of Birmingham at top
Last Updated: 04/09/14 10:24pm
Chelsea maintained their three-point lead at the top of the Women's Super League as a late goal secured a 3-2 win at Arsenal.
Ji so Yun hit the decisive goal two minutes from time to keep her side clear of Birmingham, who won 3-1 at Bristol to end a run of two defeats.
Arsenal's Casey Stoney - dropped from the England squad hours earlier - missed a penalty in front of Mark Sampson as the sides shared four goals during a chaotic opening half hour.
Stoney missed the target and with it the chance to add to Danielle Carter's early goal, and Chelsea came back to lead through Yuki Ogimi's successful penalty and a Jackie Groenen strike.
Leah Williamson intercepted a poor backpass and chipped Arsenal back level, but a poor clearance from keeper Emma Byrne allowed Yun to settle it in Chelsea's favour.
Chelsea face a battle to hang on to top spot, though, according to Birmingham boss David Parker.
Goals from Chelsea Weston, Jo Potter and Karen Carney helped City get over their recent poor form, and Parker said: "I think it is going go down right down to the wire and that’s fantastic for the league and the fans because it makes for an exciting season.
"We've never been out of contention, but hopefully now we have been through our patch of bad results and other teams will drop points between now and the end of the season."