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Chelsea, women's football, football,

West Ham defeat Durham to move closer to Conti Cup glory

West Ham moved into the semi-finals of the Continental Tyres League Cup with a 3-0 win over Women's Championship side Durham.

The Hammers will now face holders Chelsea in the last four and could have won even more comfortably but for an impressive display by Hannah Reid in the Durham...

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Everton, women's football, women's sport, Women's Super League

Lioness Jill Scott joins Everton on loan

Manchester City midfielder Jill Scott has joined Everton for the remainder of the season. Scott has found her opportunities limited at City, despite signing a new contract in June 2020.

The lure of being selected for the Team GB squad to compete at the Tokyo Olympics persuaded the 33-year-old to seek more regular football after starting just twice for City so far this campaign....

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Chelsea leave it late to knock Man City out of the Conti Cup

Chelsea needed an 89th-minute goal to force extra time against Manchester City in their Continental Cup quarter-final before going on to win 4-2.

Melanie Leupolz had given the holders an early lead only for City to respond to move 2-1 ahead.

It took a special strike from Niamh Charles to level the scores and extend the tie into extra time.

The Blues went on to...

Lionesses turn to Norway legend Riise for interim role

World Cup winner Hege Riise will take charge of England until Sarina Wiegman begins full-time in September following the early departure of Phil Neville.

Riise won the the European Championship, World Cup and Olympic gold during a 188-cap career with Norway before moving into management. She won six successive titles with LSK Kvinner as assistant and then head coach, as well as...

Football, women's football, women's sport, Wales Women

Ludlow leaves Wales role by mutual consent

Jayne Ludlow has stood down as manager of Wales after a seven-year spell in charge of the national side.

The Football Association of Wales will now start what they describe as a "thorough recruitment process" following Ludlow's departure by mutual consent.

Wales failed to qualify for Euro 2022 or the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup. Ludlow has now taken a role with FIFA but is...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Neville departure gives FA Olympic headache

Phil Neville has left his role as England Women's manager six months early in order to take charge of MLS side Inter Miami. He was due to stand down in July and was favourite to be put in charge of the Team GB side for the Tokyo Olympics.

The Football Association will now have to decide who will lead the women's side at the Games as well as an interim head coach for the Lionesses...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Women's Super League review: Chelsea rout Reading in only surviving fixture

A chaotic week in the Women's Super League came to a conclusion with just one of the six weekend fixtures able to go ahead. Chelsea travelled to Reading and won 5-0 thanks to four-goal haul from Fran Kirby.

The result moves the champions up to second, three points behind Manchester United but still with a game in hand despite being the only top-five side in action.

Arsenal...

Arsenal, women's football, women's sport

Anger as Arsenal trio escape FA sanctions for Tier 4 rule breaches

Three Arsenal players - who breached coronavirus regulations to fly to Dubai despite being in a Tier 4 area over the Christmas break - will not be investigated by the Women's Super League or the Football Association.

However, there is understood to be anger from within the squad at the unsanctioned trip, which led to one unnamed player testing positive for Covid-19 whilst several of...

Women's football, women's sport, Women's Super League, Tottenham, Spurs

"Grateful" Morgan confirms Tottenham exit

US superstar Alex Morgan has confirmed she has played her last game for Tottenham Hotspur following the postponement of last weekend's game against Chelsea.

Morgan will now return to her parent club Orlando Pride having joined Spurs in September following the birth of her daughter in May. She made five appearances, scoring two goals.

"I will be forever grateful," Morgan said...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: United thrash Bristol City as Covid hits fixtures

Only three Barclays Women's Super League fixtures were played ahead of the winter break as both coronavirus outbreaks and the weather caused cancellations.

The highest-profile casualty was Tottenham's trip to Chelsea, which means Alex Morgan will be denied a final appearance for Spurs before her return to the United States. West Ham were also forced to postpone their fixture against...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Bronze is the Best! FIFA award for Manchester City star

Manchester City defender Lucy Bronze has been named as the FIFA Women's Player of the Year at the annual Best Awards. The England star beat Chelsea's world-record signing Pernille Harder and Wendie Renard of France to the award.

"What a surprise, to even be nominated alongside the two other players, they are both incredible players and outstanding human beings well," Bronze said....