The result moved the Blues on to 51 points, with second-placed City remaining just two points behind them on 49. Both sides have played 20 games, with another two left to play this season.
Chelsea manager Emma Hayes said that the full-time whistle was “probably the only fun we had” and that she “hated every minute of the second half”.
They went in front on 25 minutes through Sam Kerr, before Chloe Kelly equalised for City four minutes later.
Chelsea restored their advantage before half-time, with Pernille Harder converting a penalty.
City then equalised for the second time on 74 minutes through Lauren Hemp to create a nervy ending to the match.
The Blues were able to hold firm and secure a point – largely thanks to the heroics of their goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger.
Berger pulls off unbelievable save
Saves don’t get much better than this.
With City pushing for a winning goal, they won a corner. Hemp connected with Alex Greenwood’s delivery and powered her header towards goal.
But Berger was not to be beaten. The German international produced some lightning reactions to somehow tip the ball onto the bar and away from danger.
It happens so quick, it’s almost easy to overlook how good her reach actually was.
Berger would then go on to deny Georgia Stanway late on, as Chelsea secured a vital point in their quest to retain the Women’s Super League.
Manager Hayes said of her goalkeeper: “As I say time and time again, you can score goals to win games but defence wins championships.
“Ann-Katrin Berger is an unbelievable asset to the team. The more pressure, the more she responds.”
Chelsea next face Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Women’s Champions League semi-final on April 25. Should the Blues advance to the final, it would be the furthest they have ever progressed in the competition.
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