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Category: Women’s Super League

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Jill Scott and Ann-Katrin Berger are named joint WSL Players of the Year

• Chelsea’s Emma Hayes takes coach award after winning double• Berger diagnosed with thyroid cancer in NovemberJill Scott and Ann-Katrin Berger have been named as the joint Women’s Super League Players’ Players of the Year. Related: From Manchester Uni…

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Sunderland’s new owner likely to appeal demotion of women’s team

• Stewart Donald likely to go to arbitration by 11 June• Women’s side likely to have to start season in third tierSunderland’s new owner, Stewart Donald, has voiced concern for the fate of his club’s women’s team and indicated that Melanie Copeland and…

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Women’s league revamp inevitably throws up winners and losers | Suzanne Wrack

West Ham make a giant leap, Manchester United come into the fold while Sunderland and Southampton are among the sides left disappointed after the application processAfter months of speculation and anxious waiting it is finally known which teams will be…

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West Ham the big winners, Sunderland key losers in women’s football revamp

• West Ham get place in 11-team Women’s Super League• Sunderland denied spot in top two divisions in FA restructureA mixture of anger and joy greeted the Football Association’s revelation of its redrawn women’s league pyramid on Monday morning.If the d…

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D-day for Women’s Super League places arrives amid fears and anger

The fate of teams who applied for berths in the remodelled top two tiers of women’s football will be announced on MondayAs Riteesh Mishra emerges from his dugout at Bramall Lane on Sunday afternoon, the crowd will be treated to the extremely rare sight…

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Sunderland women face uncertain future thanks to divorce process | Louise Taylor

Following a split from their male counterparts’ club, players do not yet know what division they will be playing in next season, but opponents Yeovil have reasons for optimismShortly after the final whistle blew, Yeovil Town’s manager stood in the midd…

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Manchester City seek to salvage season with Champions League place

In April Nick Cushing’s charges were on course for the treble of WSL, FA Cup and Champions League. A few weeks later and securing second place is all that remains open to themWhen Manchester City announced that their women’s team would be embarking on …

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Chelsea reclaim the high ground thanks to inspirational Emma Hayes

Victory at Bristol City on Tuesday sealed the WSL title for Chelsea, and while their manager now has other priorities this was another double she was very much the mastermind behindChelsea travelled to Bristol City on Tuesday needing a point to clinch …

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Jonna Andersson sets seal as Chelsea wrap up double with win at Bristol City

• Bristol City Women 0-2 Chelsea Ladies• Goals from Drew Spence and Andersson seal league titleChelsea celebrated being crowned Women’s Super League One champions with a game to spare after racking up their fourth successive win.The jubilant scenes on …

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How Chelsea left Manchester City trailing to stand on brink of WSL title | Suzanne Wrack

Chelsea can win the Women’s Super League on Tuesday to crown a season in which their experience, squad depth and goalscoring powers have given them the edgeThe final Women’s Super League One season before the autumn rebrand and restructure draws to a c…

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Arsenal go above Manchester City in WSL after comeback victory

• Beth Mead and Danielle van de Donk score in Arsenal win• Bristol City defeat winless Yeovil TownArsenal leapfrogged Manchester City into second place after recovering from going a goal down in their 2-1 win thanks to goals from Beth Mead and Danielle…

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Beth England earns Liverpool win to damage Manchester City’s title hopes

• Liverpool Ladies 1-0 Manchester City Women (England 10)• England puts her parent club, Chelsea, in title driving seatLiverpool’s on-loan striker Beth England’s early goal earned Liverpool victory over Women’s Super League leaders Manchester City – an…

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Chelsea win Everton maintain three-point WSL lead

Eriksson scores only goal as Chelsea survive late scareStanway nets twice in Manchester City victoryChelsea maintained their three-point lead over Manchester City at the top of the Women’s Super League thanks to a 1-0 win at Everton. The leaders held t…

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Chelsea and Manchester City could be victims of their own success | Suzanne Wrack

The clubs head into their Champions League semis hampered by the demands moving from a summer to winter seasonChelsea’s manager, Emma Hayes, is no stranger to pressure. She led the club to the WSL1 and FA Cup double in 2015 and won the 2017 Spring Seri…

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Phil Neville says Champions League success can inspire England’s women

• Chelsea and Manchester City face semi-finals in April• Lionesses need to beat Bosnia in World Cup qualifierPhil Neville wants England’s Lionesses to dominate Europe during his reign and is keen for Chelsea Ladies and Manchester City to start by showi…

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FA’s Gameplan for Growth showing progress after fruitful first year | Suzanne Wrack

The female teams and WSL viewing figures are on the increase, but falling attendances are a cause for concernOne year ago the Football Association gathered the media at Wembley with little detail on what would be discussed beyond “women’s football”. Th…

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Chelsea held at Arsenal but stay top of WSL after Reading down City

• Beth Mead solo goal cancels out Fran Kirby strike • Manchester City fail to capitalise and lose at ReadingChelsea retained their hold on top spot in the Women’s Super League despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Arsenal.The defending champions ended up…

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Manchester United to launch women’s team at last and apply to join WSL

• Ed Woodward announces application to join second tier of WSL• ‘Women’s team must be built with the same principles as the men’s’Manchester United are finally to have a women’s football team after the club applied to the Football Association to join t…

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Karen Bardsley: ‘You have to stand up and fight for what you believe’ | Suzanne Wrack

The Manchester City and England goalkeeper has her eye on a tight title race but is also keen to encourage girls to pursue their dreams of becoming footballersIn 2014 the Women’s Super League expanded into two tiers comprising 18 teams and Manchester C…

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Stanway’s stunner earns Manchester City a point against WSL leaders Chelsea

Chelsea let two-goal lead slip but remain a point ahead of CityTeenager Stanaway rescues point for City with thumping strikeGeorgia Stanway struck a stunning equaliser for Manchester City as Chelsea let a commanding lead slip to draw 2-2 in an entertai…