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Crystal Dunn: ‘As a black woman I always felt I had to go above and beyond to be noticed’

Four years after watching her USA team-mates hoist the World Cup from a sports bar, the dynamic 26-year-old left back is out to win one for herself while busting stereotypes about black footballersCrystal Dunn talks a lot about what she calls the above…

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Fran Kirby: ‘Two semi-finals we lost still hurt – we’ll use it as motivation’

Striker insists Lionesses are focused on reaching the final of the Women’s World Cup – and are enjoying the trappings of fameFran Kirby has not watched the Lionesses’ Euro 2017 semi-final defeat by the Netherlands. She can’t. “It was silent,” she recal…

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Full-time Women’s Super League a success but top clubs have work to do

Standards and sponsorship are up. Now the challenge is to build squads to fight on multiple fronts and boost crowdsWhile the outcome – Arsenal winning the league, City a cup double and Chelsea struggling after a squad shift – was fairly predictable, th…

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Miedema’s fitness proves vital while City may need a summer shake-up

Relentless Arsenal seal their title and Chelsea look ready to challenge on all fronts, but Everton need to improveArsenal were crowned WSL champions with a game to spare after beating Brighton 4-0 in front of a record 5,265 crowd at the Amex. Arsenal f…

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Chelsea crash out to Lyon after Maren Mjelde own goal proves costly

• Chelsea 1-1 Lyon (agg 2-3) (Ji; Mjelde og)• Lyon will face Barcelona in Champions League finalChelsea crashed out of the Champions League semi-finals to holders Lyon after a third own goal in three games gave the French champions the away goal that c…

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Chelsea v Lyon: Women’s Champions League semi-final, second leg – live!

Latest action from the 2pm BST kickoffLive scores: keep up with every matchFeel free to email or to tweet: @DanielHarris 1.14pm BST Team news is in at Kingsmeadow! #CFCOL pic.twitter.com/Me4BZdzHWZLyon: Bouhaddi, Bronze, Renard, Mbock, Bacha, Cascarino…

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Resilience the key for Chelsea Women as they prepare for Lyon challenge | Suzanne Wrack

Manager Emma Hayes says her players have listened to the Holocaust survivor Susan Pollock MBE in the buildup to their Champions League semi-final second leg on SundayIn the days before arguably the biggest game of Emma Hayes’s managerial career, where …

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PFA Women’s Team of the Year: Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate

• Miedema one of three Arsenal players included in XI• Bristol City’s Baggaley and Birmingham’s Mannion namedThe prolific Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema is one of three players from Arsenal included in the 2019 PFA Women’s Super League Team of the Year…

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Lucy Bronze disappointed Lyon ‘just won’ first leg against Chelsea

• Defender says Lyon ‘never got out of second gear’• ‘It was one of the worst games I’ve seen us play this season’Lucy Bronze said Lyon “never really got out of second gear” in the Champions League semi-final first leg against Chelsea and that their di…

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Chelsea lose in Lyon but Erin Cuthbert gives hope for semi-final second leg

• Champions League semi-final first leg: Lyon 2-1 Chelsea • Eriksson 27og, Henry 35; Cuthbert 72Emma Hayes had warned in midweek that Chelsea “always score an away goal” and, after a second own goal in a week for Magda Eriksson and an Amandine Henry he…

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Lyon Féminines v Chelsea: Women’s Champions League semi-final – live!

Updates from the 4pm (BST) kick-off at the Groupama StadiumHayes: ‘Lyon are the best but football isn’t that simple’Feel free to email Will or to tweet: @Will_Unwin 3.16pm BST Lucy Bronze has a big few months ahead of her. Suzy Wrack spoke to her this …

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Chelsea’s Emma Hayes: ‘Lyon are the best but football isn’t that simple’

The Blues’ manager has no illusions about her team’s task in Champions League semi-final but looks to Tottenham’s men, and Arsenal’s quadruple-winning women’s side, for inspiration“It was like we were climbing against gravity in that game and I was jus…

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Lucy Bronze: ‘When England play in the World Cup I’m going to feel at home’

Lucy Bronze’s Lyon play Chelsea in a Champions League semi-final on Sunday but the full-back, who could win four trophies, is already preparing for her summer with EnglandLucy Bronze sent a message to her Lyon teammates last weekend: “If you want to wa…

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Manchester City reach Women’s FA Cup final after horror own goal by Chelsea

A Magdalena Eriksson own goal in added time handed Manchester City a Wembley FA Cup final date with West Ham. Chelsea had dominated the edgy encounter but a late City resurgence knocked out the holders and kept hopes of a domestic treble alive.Fran Kir…

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Manchester City v Chelsea: Women’s FA Cup semi-final – live!

Live updates from the Academy Stadium, kick-off 3.30pm BSTWest Ham’s Flaherty: ‘Chelsea in the final would be special’And feel free to email John or tweet @JohnBrewin_ 2.40pm BST Here’s the Manchester City team. How we line up today in our @SSEWomensFA…

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Maren Mjelde strikes late to put Chelsea into Champions League semi-finals

• PSG 2-1 Chelsea • Chelsea win 3-2 on aggregate to set up tie with holders LyonMaren Mjelde’s injury-time goal against Paris Saint-Germain spared the blushes of Chelsea keeper Ann-Katrin Berger and handed the Blues a Champions League semi-final agains…

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Chelsea hope for ‘peaceful’ Champions League clash at PSG after fan controversy in first leg – video

The Chelsea head coach, Emma Hayes, has said her team are ‘feeling confident’ before their Women’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg at Paris Saint-Germain, and is hoping for a ‘peaceful’ match.The Blues won the first game 2-0 in London last we…

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PSG criticise Met Police and Chelsea after fans banned from women’s match

• Police claimed ‘knives and knuckledusters’ were found on coach• ‘The local authorities have not brought any evidence of wrongdoing’Paris Saint-Germain have criticised the Metropolitan Police and Chelsea after several of their supporters were turned a…

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Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert put Chelsea in the driving seat against PSG

• Chelsea 2-0 Paris Saint-Germain• Home side win first leg after police turn away armed PSG fansGoals from Hannah Blundell and Erin Cuthbert gave Chelsea real hope of reaching the last four of the Champions League for the second season in succession on…

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Chelsea’s Emma Hayes: ‘We respect PSG but we don’t fear them’

• Chelsea face PSG in first leg of Champions League quarter-final• Hayes says squad are in better shape than last seasonThe Chelsea manager, Emma Hayes, has said the Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain is a game for which they ha…