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Category: Women’s football

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Manchester United rue lack of tech support as City win FA Cup derby

A third meeting of season, with at least one more to come, and instead of creating derby fatigue it has only served to heighten the intensity of a growing rivalry between Manchester United and Manchester City and the manner of Manchester City’s victory…

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Marieanne Spacey-Cale: ‘We want a successful women’s team as part of Southampton FC’

Manager hopeful that FA Cup tie against Championship side Coventry United will provide a taste of the big timeWhen fourth-tier Southampton FC welcome Championship side Coventry United to St Mary’s in the FA Cup on Sunday they will get a taste of the pr…

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Mary Earps a big noise as Manchester United prepare for City showdown | Suzanne Wrack

Fans have even penned a song to the goalkeeper who will have her hands full in the women’s FA Cup on SaturdayMary Earps is fired up for the third Manchester derby of the season, this time in the FA Cup fourth round on Saturday. “We just want to beat th…

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‘Right the wrongs’: FA faces demand to end huge Cup gender pay gap

• Lewes want equal prize money for men’s and women’s teams• Men’s fund almost £30m bigger and fourth-round gap over £2.8mLewes FC have challenged the Football Association to redress the huge gap in FA Cup prize money for men’s and women’s teams.The £2,…

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Aston Villa job feels right and I hope it helps other women into leading roles | Eni Aluko

Villa’s women are going places and guiding them to the WSL in the city where I fell in love with football is an exciting challengeNext week it will be two months since my last game of football, and in that time my life has changed significantly. I have…

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Inside the push to stop female footballers suffering so many ACL injuries

Female athletes are far more susceptible to cruciate damage and one man is particularly determined to find a solution“You start to blame yourself,” Claire Rafferty says. “I definitely did. I would go through different phases of feeling sorry for myself…

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Eni Aluko takes job as Aston Villa Women’s director of football

Former England striker retired as player last weekAluko: ‘Villa’s commitment and ambition is exciting’Eni Aluko has been appointed director of football for Aston Villa’s women’s team. The former England striker takes up the post with the Championship l…

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Eni Aluko takes job as Aston Villa Women’s director of football

Former England striker retired as player last weekAluko: ‘Villa’s commitment and ambition is exciting’Eni Aluko has been appointed director of football for Aston Villa’s women’s team. The former England striker takes up the post with the Championship l…

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Chelsea harness power of the collective to blow open WSL title race

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea produced moments of magic to demolish Arsenal on Sunday but most impressive was their unyielding unityIt is rare to see a complete team performance but Chelsea’s 4-1 demolition of Arsenal on Sunday was just that. Most of the focus b…

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Chelsea harness power of the collective to blow open WSL title race

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea produced moments of magic to demolish Arsenal on Sunday but most impressive was their unyielding unityIt is rare to see a complete team performance but Chelsea’s 4-1 demolition of Arsenal on Sunday was just that. Most of the focus b…

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Matildas’ European migration exciting but fanning W-League anxiety

Australian football’s hierarchy must catch the European wave or watch it roll on without themIn the 24 hours between the preliminary squad release and the starting XI announcement for Brisbane Roar’s game against Sydney FC on Thursday night, one W-Leag…

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action

Chelsea’s imperious win at Arsenal makes them title favourites although Manchester City are unlikely to fade awayDuring Chelsea’s remarkable win at Arsenal I sent messages to a couple of people at the FA who have been involved in women’s football for m…

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Sam Kerr opens her Chelsea account as Blues dismiss Arsenal with ease

“Wow, wow wow.” Their own manager could not believe it. Emma Hayes turned, back to the pitch, uttered her exclamations and looked bemused. A clearance from a Chelsea free-kick had just bounced in front of Sophie Ingle and the defensive midfielder had l…

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Arsenal v Chelsea: Women’s Super League – live!

Live updates from the 2pm GMT kick-offChelsea seek to bridge gap to ArsenalYou can email Luke here or tweet him here 1.26pm GMT Don’t forget – you can get in touch with me with any thoughts on today’s match: via Twitter or on email. 1.15pm GMT Vivianne…

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Chelsea look to bridge the gap against Arsenal and reboot WSL title push

Emma Hayes’ side have to win their game against the Gunners to have a realistic chance of overhauling the leadersIf Chelsea lose at Arsenal on Sunday, their bid for a third Women’s Super League title will take a heavy hit. Things are tight at the top a…

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Numbers game: Arsenal hope to see off Chelsea WSL challenge despite smaller squad

The Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, is down to 17 players before the crucial Women’s Super League game against Chelsea on SundayArsenal are top of the WSL, yet still in need of reinforcements. Joe Montemurro’s side face third-placed Chelsea at a sold-…

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Numbers game: Arsenal hope to see off Chelsea WSL challenge despite smaller squad

The Arsenal manager, Joe Montemurro, is down to 17 players before the crucial Women’s Super League game against Chelsea on SundayArsenal are top of the WSL, yet still in need of reinforcements. Joe Montemurro’s side face third-placed Chelsea at a sold-…

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Crystal Palace keeper says she received sexist abuse from Coventry United fans

• Lucy Gillett says male fans abused her during Sunday’s game• Coventry United and FA are both set to investigate incidentThe Crystal Palace goalkeeper Lucy Gillett has said she was subjected to sexist abuse from male fans at Coventry United on Sunday….

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Crystal Palace keeper says she received sexist abuse from Coventry United fans

• Lucy Gillett says male fans abused her during Sunday’s game• Coventry United and FA are both set to investigate incidentThe Crystal Palace goalkeeper Lucy Gillett has said she was subjected to sexist abuse from male fans at Coventry United on Sunday….

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Arsenal Women not ready for Emirates, says manager Joe Montemurro

More sell-out crowds needed at Boreham Wood first, he saysAll tickets there sold for Sunday’s league game against ChelseaArsenal’s manager Joe Montemurro has described the 4,000 sell-out of Meadow Park for Sunday’s game against Chelsea as “fantastic” b…