Bethany England scored Chelsea’s winner at Reading to make sure of third place in the Women’s Super League table.
The forward intercepted a back-pass and stroked home to cap a manic few second-half minutes.
Reading’s Natasha Harding cancelled out Ji So-Yun’s early strike, Karen Carney’s cross went straight in and Fara Williams scored Reading’s second equaliser – all within two minutes.
Brief calm followed before Chelsea went ahead for a third and final time.
Defeat for the Royals means they finish fifth in the table.