Chelsea duo 'disappointed' with 3-3 draw at title rivals Manchester City but insist 'we're still in it'

England (left) and Eriksson played a major part in Chelsea picking up a vital point against Man City (PA Images)
England (left) and Eriksson played a major part in Chelsea picking up a vital point against Man City (PA Images)
16:47pm, Tue 25 Feb 2020
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Chelsea stars Beth England and Magdalena Eriksson have admitted they were disappointed with their team's thrilling 3-3 draw against Manchester City last weekend.

The Blues came from behind twice to lead 3-2 with 15 minutes to go, before Lauren Hemp struck to salvage a point for City.

And while a draw means the title remains in Chelsea's hands, captain Eriksson conceded they should have seen the game out once they scored their third.

"It could have been anyone’s game, it was really tight right from the start," she said.

"We all had our moments throughout the game and of course we’re not happy with conceding three goals, but Man City, all credit to them, they were good. It was a really tight game.

"City are an amazing team, they have a good structure and they are really hard to beat. We could have done it, I’m really disappointed with conceding the last goal. We should have kept the lead after 3-2 but it’s the way it is."

England netted Emma Hayes' side's second of the afternoon with a breathtaking screamer from 25 yards out.

And the Chelsea forward said after the game she was pleased to have made up for an earlier chance she wasted.

"Obviously extremely disappointed with that first miss, I should be better than that, I’m right in front of goal," England said.

"It just went through my legs but thankfully I managed to make up for it and get the team in front, but like Mags [Magda Eriksson] said, disappointed we didn’t keep it at 3-2."

Although the Chelsea pair were gutted not to have taken all three points at the Academy Stadium, England is confident they will not let it derail their momentum.

She added: "Anything can happen, we’re still in this title race, we’re not taking our foot off the gas. We’ve got a game in hand so as long as we continue to push and keep getting the results. We just focus on us and let everyone else worry about us."

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