Chelsea kept the Women’s Super League title race in their own hands with a nervy win at Birmingham.
Pernille Harder’s 71st-minute penalty ensured victory for Emma Hayes’ side at St Andrew’s.
Without a shot on target in the first half, Chelsea improved somewhat in the second but struggled to make their chances count.
The Blues – who have one game left – have a four-point cushion over Arsenal, who have a match in hand.
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B’ham City Women
- 32CowieBooked at 35minsSubstituted forWhippat 67′minutes
- 3ScottBooked at 90mins
- 8RobertsonBooked at 43minsSubstituted forWhelanat 86′minutes
- 11PennockSubstituted forSmithat 67′minutes
- 30BergerBooked at 90mins
- 7CarterSubstituted forAnderssonat 64′minutes
- 5IngleSubstituted forJamesat 64′minutes
- 23HarderSubstituted forSpenceat 82′minutes
- 20KerrSubstituted forMjeldeat 86′minutes
- 9EnglandSubstituted forCuthbertat 45′minutes
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Match ends, Birmingham City Women 0, Chelsea Women 1.
Second Half ends, Birmingham City Women 0, Chelsea Women 1.
Harriet Scott (Birmingham City Women) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Niamh Charles (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Harriet Scott (Birmingham City Women).
Ann-Katrin Berger (Chelsea Women) is shown the yellow card.
Attempt missed. Lucy Whipp (Birmingham City Women) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right following a corner.
Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Magdalena Eriksson.
Attempt saved. Emily Whelan (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.
Corner, Birmingham City Women. Conceded by Jonna Andersson.
Offside, Chelsea Women. Niamh Charles tries a through ball, but Lauren James is caught offside.
Substitution, Birmingham City Women. Emily Whelan replaces Lisa Robertson.
Substitution, Chelsea Women. Maren Mjelde replaces Sam Kerr.
Substitution, Chelsea Women. Drew Spence replaces Pernille Harder.
Guro Reiten (Chelsea Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Lisa Robertson (Birmingham City Women).
Attempt blocked. Veatriki Sarri (Birmingham City Women) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Foul by Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women).
Christie Murray (Birmingham City Women) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea Women) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Magdalena Eriksson.