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Category: Women’s football

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Show top women’s sport on free-to-air TV too, says Nicky Morgan

Culture secretary calls for equal coverage for major women’s competitions like World CupThe culture secretary has called for top flight women’s sport to be added to televised sport’s “crown jewels” list, which would guarantee them exposure to potential…

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Neglect of player welfare is something women’s football must address fast | Suzanne Wrack

Basics such as medical care and insurance are being left behind and players are paying with their careers in a growing gameWhen Crystal Palace forward Gemma Bryan took to social media last week out of exasperation at having been left “in limbo” by the …

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Arsenal’s Daniëlle van de Donk breaks stubborn Manchester United resistance

A desperate late Daniëlle van de Donk goal, snatched on the rebound amid relentless Arsenal pressure, denied a stunningly resilient Manchester United team the first point of their maiden Women’s Super League campaign.It is rare for promoted challengers…

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Manchester United v Arsenal: Women’s Super League – live!

WSL updates from Leigh Sports Village, kick-0ff 7.30pm BSTWomen’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s actionFeel free to email Niall or tweet @NiallMcVeigh 7.58pm BST 29 mins: Montemurro looks a little peeved on the touchline, as another at…

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

Chelsea need to be more ruthless, Spurs secure first victory and City’s Pauline Bremer is like a new signing after return to fitnessLacklustre defending punished Chelsea at Brighton, with Aileen Whelan stabbing home late on before Adelina Engman rescue…

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Arsenal’s Lia Wälti: ‘The summer showed us what we had to work on’

The Arsenal midfielder is eager for a return to action after a painful spell in which she suffered serious injuryLia Wälti is no stranger to pain. The small tattoo behind her ear, the earth with a Saturn-style ring around it, was the result of a bit of…

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Tottenham v Liverpool: Women’s Super League – live!

Updates from The Hive, kick-off 2pm (BST)Live scores – follow all Sunday’s goals!Feel free to email Alex or tweet @A_Hess 2.16pm BST 14 mins: The game’s first moment of true quality comes from Amy Rodgers, who picks up the ball in the centre circle and…

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Gemma Bryan accuses Crystal Palace Women of leaving her in limbo

• Club have given no medical support for ACL injury, striker says• ‘I didn’t even have a meeting to say if I was getting a new contract’Crystal Palace’s Gemma Bryan has publicly attacked the club for a lack of support and having been “left in limbo” af…

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Manchester City hit Lugano for second-half six in Champions League thrashing

Last 32, first leg: Lugano 1-7 Manchester CityMatch level at half-time before visitors pulled awayManchester City thrashed Lugano 7-1 in the first leg of their Champions League tie in Switzerland, after going in at the break level with their hosts.Nick…

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Vivianne Miedema inspires Arsenal to winning return to Champions League

• Fiorentina 0-4 Arsenal Women• Miedema scores twice in ItalyA clinical first half from Kim Little and Vivianne Miedema, added to by the Dutch top scorer and Lisa Evans after the break, ensured Arsenal travel to Borehamwood with a surely unassailable f…

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Leah Williamson goes back to the future with Arsenal in Champions League | Suzanne Wrack

The defender made a brief debut as a 17-year-old in Europe in 2014 but has had a long wait to return and is aiming to make up for lost time against Fiorentina on ThursdayOn 30 March 2014 Leah Williamson, one day after her 17th birthday, made her debut …

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Women’s Champions League: Juventus lose to Barcelona as Lyon win 9-0

• Juve beaten 2-0 at home in first leg of last-32 tie• Ada Hegerberg scores hat-trick as champions coastJuventus Women’s hopes of progressing in the Women’s Champions League are hanging by a thread after they slipped to a 2-0 home defeat against to las…

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Inaugural Women’s Football Weekend to take place in November, FA says

• Fans urged to attend a game at any level of women’s pyramid• WSL matches include north London and Merseyside derbiesThe Football Association is urging fans to attend a women’s match at any level of the pyramid over its first Women’s Football Weekend …

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Big-stadium experiments give Women’s Super League a chance to learn | Suzanne Wrack

Paid-for tickets brought a larger attendance to the Etihad than free ones did to Stamford Bridge but there is no right or wrongThe paid-for versus free ticket debate was put to the test in the Women’s Super League last weekend. On Saturday Manchester C…

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Women’s Super League: talking points from the weekend’s action | Rachel Brown-Finnis

Record crowds only added to the excitement on an opening weekend where newcomers Manchester United and Spurs both impressed despite losingI’ve played at World Cups and in Olympics, been at tournaments where attendances and TV viewing figures have been …

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Beth England’s early rocket gives Chelsea WSL win over Tottenham

A lightning 25-yard strike from Beth England gave Chelsea a win over Tottenham in a historic first Women’s Super League game at Stamford Bridge in front of a rocking 24,564 fans.The England international’s early goal gave the home side a small cushion …

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Phil Neville must understand that actions speak louder than words | Barry Glendenning

The England Women’s manager has done a reasonable job, but has yet to live up to the high standards he has set himselfShow don’t tell. It’s an age-old technique employed by writers and film-makers who wish to put across their story in a way that places…

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

Updates from the 12.30pm BST kick-off at Stamford BridgeArsenal’s Daniëlle van de Donk on the new seasonWSL: where to watch all the gamesEmail Gregg here and tweet at @GreggBakowski 12.40pm BST That didn’t take long. And what a strike! Percival is robb…

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Spurs’ Gemma Davison thrilled by big crowd prospect in Chelsea derby date

Hopes for big Stamford Bridge attendance at Women’s Super League match excites Tottenham winger – a Double winner when with ChelseaGemma Davison perhaps has more invested than most in Tottenham’s Women’s Super League debut at Stamford Bridge on Sunday,…

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Caroline Weir fires Manchester City to opening-day win over United in WSL

The Women’s Super League attendance record was smashed on the opening day of the season as 31,213 fans filed into the Etihad stadium to watch a patient Manchester City beat their noisy neighbours Manchester United.A trademark 25-yard strike from the Sc…