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Category: Women’s football

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Georgia Stanway goal takes Manchester City into FA Cup quarter-finals

• Nadia Nadim and Claire Emslie also score in holders’ extra-time win• Chelsea and Everton both progress with 6-0 victoriesHolders Manchester City needed extra time to beat Birmingham City and progress to the quarter-finals of the Women’s FA Cup but ev…

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Women’s football takes centre stage in museum exhibition | Anna Kessel

Exhibition at the National Football Museum shows impact women’s football had on British society in the 19th centuryThe largest ever collection of women’s football memorabilia and historical items has been acquired by the National Football Museum in pre…

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W-League more competitive than ever but FFA must do more for fans

Despite reaching new heights, change is required to be competitive against rival codesAfter a dominant and disciplined display over Sydney FC, the Melbourne City juggernaut rolls on for another season, winning three championships from three attempts. H…

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Jess Fishlock inspires Melbourne City to third W-League title

Sydney FC 0-2 Melbourne City at Allianz StadiumWales international scores one and has a hand in anotherThree years, three titles. Melbourne City’s domination of the W-League shows no signs of abating after Jess Fishlock inspired the club to a third cha…

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Pernille Harder: ‘I was the only girl in the team but they wanted to play with me’ | Suzanne Wrack

The Denmark and Wolfsburg striker, widely regarded as one of the best three female players in the world, has stood out from a young age and Champions League success is her next target“I started playing when I was five or six years old. I played with bo…

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Nikita Parris hits double to put Manchester City back on top

• City overtake Chelsea with thumping 4-0 win over Liverpool• Arsenal also score four in thrashing bottom club YeovilManchester City were grateful for a stroke of luck to get them started on the way back to the top of Super League One with a 4-0 win ag…

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Sydney FC into W-League grand final with extra-time win as Foord injured

Sydney FC defeat Newcastle Jets 3-2 in extra-time at Leichhardt OvalMatilda Caitlin Foord in doubt for Asian Cup after suffering foot injurySydney FC will feature in next weekend’s W-League grand final after a nervy 3-2 extra-time win over Newcastle Je…

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Shortfalls still apparent as W-League heads into finals | Sarah Groube

The league may be years older than some rival competitions but many fans remain frustratedThe climax to season 10 of the W-League is upon us and it feels positively grown up compared to the new kids on the block – the AFLW and Women’s Big Bash League, …

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Arsenal’s Lisa Evans launches scheme to get more women playing football

Scotland’s Lisa Evans and three other top European internationals are using social media to spread the wordThe Football Association’s Gameplan for Growth, Together #WePlayStrong, Girls Active, This Girl Can: there has been a flurry of campaigns aimed a…

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Holders Manchester City and 10-goal Chelsea progress in FA Women’s Cup

• City sink Brighton thanks to goals by Christiansen and Emslie• Cuthbert grabs Chelsea treble while Sunderland record 13-0 winThe FA Women’s Cup holders, Manchester City, won 2-0 at Brighton to reach the fifth round on an afternoon when none of the le…

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Brisbane Roar claim W-League premiership as Sydney FC prove threat

Brisbane Roar 4-1 Canberra United at Suncorp StadiumSydney FC 4-1 Western Sydney Wanderers at Seymour Shaw ParkBrisbane Roar have won the W-League premiership for the third time, easing past Canberra United 4-1 to finish the regular season on top of th…

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Corinne Diacre: ‘People with nasty intentions say women coaching men is impossible’

The coach who climbed through a glass ceiling when she was appointed by Clermont Foot is now in charge of France’s women’s side and has spent a lifetime overcoming the oddsLa Creuse is a rural part of provincial France, right in the middle of the count…

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Manchester City survive Chelsea onslaught to stay top of WSL

• Chelsea 0-0 Manchester CityManchester City survived a late Chelsea onslaught and the loss of their first-choice goalkeeper, Karen Bardsley, to maintain their unbeaten start to the season.It was only the second minute of the match when Bardsley hurtle…

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When the dust settles, Phil Neville will have to focus on his job: the football | Suzanne Wrack

The former Manchester United player has a desire to learn quickly – and this will be tested very soon in the She Believes CupThere were many banana skins for Phil Neville to navigate around in his first flurry of interviews since being appointed the ne…

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Phil Neville says ‘just battered the wife’ tweet referred to table tennis game

• England women’s manager explains context of ‘wrong’ comments• ‘They are not a reflection on my true character’Phil Neville said he was not making light of domestic violence but referring to a game of table tennis when he wrote on Twitter that he had …

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Jonna Andersson hits winner late on as Chelsea avoid Everton scare

• Chelsea remain unbeaten in the Women’s Super League this season• England manager Phil Neville attends Liverpool and Reading gamesChelsea retained their unbeaten start to the Women’s Super League season by dispatching Everton thanks to Jonna Andersson…

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Said & Done: Martin Glenn, Phil Neville and the Lingerie Football League

The week in football – also featuring: Carlo Tavecchio, Chuck Blazer and delays at the contract stage Related: Phil Neville: TV bore scores own goal with sexist tweets Continue reading…

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Leading coaches question FA line over Phil Neville’s England appointment

• Vera Pauw and Carolina Morace say the system was flawed• Pair dispute FA claim of applicants’ fears of media scrutinyTwo leading female applicants for the England women’s team manager’s job have heavily criticised the Football Association’s decision …

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Phil Neville: TV bore scores own goal with sexist tweets

Reputation of new England women’s boss takes a hit after a career of monotonous successIn 2014, more than 440 viewers complained to the BBC that Phil Neville was too boring. His voice on commentary, they said, was turning them off the World Cup. Nevill…

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FA looked at 147 candidates for England women’s role says FA’s Sue Campbell

• Coaches were deterred by fear of excessive scrutiny says FA head• Phil Neville’s passion for new role praised by Baroness CampbellBaroness Sue Campbell, the Football Association’s head of women’s football, has defended the “massive global search” tha…