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The fairytale ending for Emma Hayes is on.

Chelsea will go into the final day of the Women’s Super League season top of the table, level on points with Manchester City but with a marginally superior goal difference.

At times, it felt as though Chelsea were determined to make this game against Tottenham more difficult than it needed to be. The Blues could have been out of sight before half-time had they been more clinical in front of goal.

It perhaps told the story of their season. They needed grit and determination to get over the line after Maika Hamano had put them ahead in the 37th minute, but they managed it – like champions so often do.

Just two weeks ago, Hayes had conceded the title to City after her team had suffered a 4-3 defeat at Liverpool. But Arsenal’s victory over Gareth Taylor’s side in the following fixture, and Chelsea’s subsequent 8-0 win against Bristol City, put them back in the driving seat and now their fate is very much in their own hands.

Emma Hayes has a chance to win the Women's Super League in her final season at Chelsea