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Beth England leading Chelsea’s title charge after coming in from the cold

The forward is flourishing at Chelsea after her two-year loan at Liverpool – and still finds time to work on her law degreeBeth England does not seem like a player who would suffer a crisis of confidence. With nine goals this season and a flurry of sen…

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Beth England leading Chelsea’s title charge after coming in from the cold

The forward is flourishing at Chelsea after her two-year loan at Liverpool – and still finds time to work on her law degreeBeth England does not seem like a player who would suffer a crisis of confidence. With nine goals this season and a flurry of sen…

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Beth England leading Chelsea’s title charge after coming in from the cold

The forward is flourishing at Chelsea after her two-year loan at Liverpool – and still finds time to work on her law degreeBeth England does not seem like a player who would suffer a crisis of confidence. With nine goals this season and a flurry of sen…

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Women’s Super League to get extra Champions League spot from 2021

Tournament being expanded to include last-16 group stageUefa believes change will boost quality of women’s gameThe Women’s Super League will receive a third Champions League place when the competition is expanded to include a last-16 group stage for th…

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Vivianne Miedema: Arsenal’s six-goal headline stealer who hates limelight

The hyper-intelligent forward scored six goals and set up four last Sunday in one of the great individual displays of any era On Sunday, in north London, records were smashed. Arsenal’s 11-1 pounding of Bristol City became the highest-scoring game in W…

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Megan Rapinoe’s clean sweep is reward for her influence on and off field

The Ballon d’Or is just the latest award for remarkable USA forward who has not shirked from voicing her opinionsIt is a clean sweep. Megan Rapinoe’s lifting of the Ballon d’Or adds to a stunning year for the 34-year-old forward. A World Cup, Golden Ba…

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Sam Kerr coup has left rival leagues scrambling to keep up with WSL | Suzanne Wrack

Chelsea signing is more evidence of a power shift away from the US and clubs and leagues outside England are taking actionWomen’s football is entering an arms race. The World Cup showed that European teams are closing the gap on a dominant USA. Domesti…

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Emma Hayes: ‘The WSL is the best league in the world. This is a utopia’ | Suzanne Wrack

The Chelsea manager, who has pulled off the signing of Australia captain Sam Kerr, believes the English game is surging forward“I struggle with putting these limitations on things: ‘don’t play in big stadiums,’ ‘don’t pay women too much’. Why? Why do w…

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Salary cap losing its relevance in changing landscape of women’s football

Increased investment from top clubs into their women’s setups, TV rights and major sponsorships deals are adding to rapid growth off the fieldThe fact the Women’s Super League salary cap is set to be reviewed, according to the FA’s director of the prof…

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England set for major boost as Dawn Scott primed to join Phil Neville’s staff

US high performance coach to join Neville’s staffFA backing manager despite recent poor resultsThe FA’s bid to help Phil Neville turn the Lionesses into world beaters is set to receive a major boost with the announcement that US Women’s National Team’s…

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Everton’s Chloe Kelly relishes Anfield trip after recovering from injury blues

The young forward is thriving after her ankle surgery and struggling Liverpool will be waryChloe Kelly betrays a hint of sympathy for the trials of Everton’s Merseyside rivals. “I don’t think it matters how Liverpool are doing,” she says. “We know exac…

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The WSL on Women’s Football Weekend: the season so far | Suzanne Wrack

Impressive debutants, a tight race for the golden boot and a superstar arrival have made for a fascinating WSL seasonThe Women’s Super League debutants Manchester United and Tottenham have shaken things up. Both have an extremely respectable three wins…

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Derbies, bumper crowds and drama – welcome to Women’s Football Weekend | Suzanne Wrack

WSL puts on a show with games at Anfield and Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on a Sunday without Premier League competitionIn England we are at saturation point. Premier League football across the weekend, Monday and Friday night football, European football,…

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If Phil Neville stays on as England manager then he has to be bold | Suzanne Wrack

The Lionesses have had a wake-up call since the highs of the World Cup and their lack of consistency has to be a concernPhil Neville’s grave was being dug, but up popped Leah Williamson to throw some dirt back in the hole. Her 86th-minute winner in Ces…

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Chelsea Women pull off major coup in signing Australia striker Sam Kerr

• Chelsea beat rivals to land striker on two-and-a-half year deal• Kerr has won five consecutive golden boots in US and AustraliaChelsea have beaten a host of top European clubs to the signing of the Australia striker Sam Kerr on a two-and-a-half year …

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Phil Neville admits to pressure to end dire run by England Women

• Manager refuses to blame players after defeat by Germany• Neville: ‘My performances haven’t been good enough’Phil Neville refused to lay any blame on his players after defeat against Germany ensured a fifth loss in seven games for the Lionesses and p…

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Lionesses boosted by record ticket sales at Wembley

Manager Phil Neville says side needs to use possible sellout to inspire youngstersThe projected record-breaking attendance for a women’s football match in ­Britain should inspire fans to come regularly and encourage girls to believe they can play at in…

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Lucy Bronze: ‘We’ve come from paying to play – I had to pay for my kit’

The England and Lyon full-back talks about how far women’s football has come before England face Germany at WembleyLucy Bronze is ready for a sold-out Wembley. “It just creates an atmosphere,” she says. “That’s why people love football. That’s why they…

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England’s Demi Stokes: team inspiring people and giving women hope

• Left-back talks of cross-sport solidarity between female athletes • Stokes pays tribute to Nicola Adams after boxer’s retirementWith a sold-out Wembley helping a stellar year of women’s sport draw to a close, England’s left-back Demi Stokes has spoke…

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England’s Ellie Roebuck says watching Lionesses at Wembley was life-changing

• England goalkeeper went to England v Germany as a 15-year-old• Game in 2014 made her believe she could have a football careerManchester City’s goalkeeper Ellie Roebuck has credited watching the Lionesses at Wembley as a 15-year-old in 2014 with givin…