Emma Hayes’ side clinched the club’s fourth Women’s Super League title on Sunday by putting five goals without reply past Reading at Kingsmeadow.
There were well-worked routines and great finishes involved and you can watch all the key action now in the video above, plus there is post-match reaction from golden-glove winner Ann-Katrin Berger and golden-boot winner Sam Kerr below, with more reaction and action videos available now in our Videos section
Now, with a third piece of silverware in the bag this season – and the WSL title retained for the first time – attention can turn to our next game, when we can make it four. It isn’t just any old trophy, though – this is the biggie, the only one missing from our collection. The Blues travel to Gothenburg in Sweden to take on Barcelona next Sunday, when a new name will be written on the Women’s Champions League trophy.
Chelsea (4-3-2-1) Berger; Charles (Andersson 58), Bright, Eriksson (c), Carter (Blundell 69); Leupolz (Fleming 69), Ingle, Ji (Reiten 58); Kirby, Harder (Cuthbert 58); Kerr
Unused subs Musovic, Telford, England, Spence
Scorers Leupolz 2, Kirby 43, 57, Kerr 70, Cuthbert 76
Reading (3-5-2) Moloney; Leine, Bartrip, Cooper; Harding, Williams (c), James, Rowe, Roberts (Eikeland 79); Harries (Chaplen h/t), Carter
Unused subs Nayler, Jeon, Flores, Childerhouse
Referee Stacey Pearson
‘At half-time we said let’s continue like it is 0-0 and not lose our heads because of the last three minutes. From there we could go and step up and try and play with courage, have more possession and more possession in their half. This is what the guys did.
‘The momentum changed completely with the goal. I could feel everybody were growing in confidence. We played with more and more quality and pressure. We never stopped attacking.
‘It’s a huge win, a big reaction and a fantastic team performance in the second half in the context we had one less day to recover, it was away, and we had a big win against Real Madrid. That had a huge impact mentally so that was a fantastic reaction from the boys.’
Tuchel spoke on the penalty given and another not after Kurt Zouma and Raheem Sterling came together
‘I am aware you need a bit of luck in any match of football, and we had it on our side in the second half,’ he said about the Zouma challenge.
‘I only saw it live, and I was in fear he would give it.
‘The first one [against Billy Gilmour] was a 50/50 which maybe wasn’t worth overturning by VAR, but if he hadn’t given it live it wouldn’t have been worth overruling. It was a pretty tough one to take.
‘Second one I didn’t see, but I also heard Raheem Sterling was lucky to be on the field because he had a huge foul against Timo Werner.
It was an exceptional performance on the big stage once again from Thomas Tuchel’s Blues, who came from behind to claim three points at Eastlands and leapfrog Leicester City into third place in the Premier League.
Raheem Sterling fired City in front and Sergio Aguero had the chance to make it 2-0 in first-half stoppage time but fluffed a panenka penalty in barely believable fashion.
In a much-improved second half for the visitors, Hakim Ziyech slammed in an equaliser and then, in time added on, Marcos Alonso bundled in from close range to spark jubilant celebrations among the away contingent.
You can watch all the goals and the best of the key action in the video above. There are also plenty more videos to watch for free in our Videos section, including Toni Rudiger’s post-match reaction from the Etihad Stadium, which is also below.
Chelsea (3-4-3): Mendy; Azpilicueta (c), Christensen (Zouma 46), Rudiger; James, Kante (Jorginho 68), Gilmour, Alonso; Ziyech (Hudson-Odoi 76), Werner, Pulisic
Unused subs: Kepa, Emerson, Livramento, Havertz, Abraham, Giroud
Scorers: Ziyech 63, Alonso 90+2
Manchester City (3-3-4): Ederson; Dias, Laporte, Ake; Joao Cancelo, Rodri, Mendy (Zinchenko 80); Torres (Foden 71), Aguero (Gundogan 71), Gabriel Jesus, Sterling (c)
Unused subs: Steffen, Walker, Garcia, Fernandinho, Bernando Silva, Mahrez
Scorer: Sterling 44
Booked: Sterling 12, Laporte 72, Gabriel Jesus 90
Referee: Anthony Taylor