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What does the Super League mean for women's football?

It could so easily have been overlooked. A throwaway line, or so it appeared, in the new European Super League's press statement released late on Sunday night.

"As soon as practicable after the start of the men’s competition, a corresponding women’s league will also be launched, helping to advance and develop the women’s game."

Enough to sow seeds of doubt and accusation but...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: Ducks stop play at Brighton whilst Arsenal return to the European places

Arsenal were able to take advantage of a slip-up from Manchester United to return to the Champions League places thanks to a 4-0 thrashing of Bristol City.

Vivianne Miedema scored twice, with further goals from Danielle van de Donk and Beth Mead, as the Gunners leapfrogged United into third place.

Brighton were 1-0 winners against United, Inessa Kaagman scoring the only goal...

Arsenal, women's football, women's sport

Montemurro set to leave Arsenal at the end of the season

Head coach Joe Montemurro has decided to leave Arsenal at the end of the season.

The Australian has been in charge of the Gunners since 2017, winning the Women's Super League two seasons later and also securing back-to-back victories in the Continental League Cup.

However, Arsenal have struggled at times this campaign, having lost ground to Chelsea and Manchester City....

Steph Houghton England Women's Football Lionesses

Houghton out, James missing from England squad for France and Canada friendlies

England captain Steph Houghton will miss the Lionesses' fixtures against France and Canada in April as she continues her recovery from an Achilles injury.

Uncapped Niamh Charles has been named in Hege Riise's squad along with Millie Turner but there's no room for Turner's Manchester United teammate Lauren James.

Riise said: "She's a player that we follow [but] due to injury...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: Arsenal target top three as City maintain pace

Arsenal enjoyed a welcome return to form with a 4-0 victory at Aston Villa to keep in touch with the European places. The Gunners remain fourth but are now six points behind Manchester United with a game in hand as well as a fixture against United still to come.

All the goals came in the second half with Vivianne Miedema opening the scoring before further goals for Jordan Nobbs,...

Chelsea, women's football, football,

Chelsea pull clear at the top following Arsenal win

Chelsea moved three points clear at the top of the Barclays Women's Super League with a 3-0 victory against Arsenal.

It was the best possible response to Sunday's surprise defeat to Brighton and leaves Arsenal 12 points behind top spot and seven points adrift of the European places.

Pernille Harder scored twice before Fran Kirby added a third late on. "Everybody knows what...

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...

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...

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

Birmingham boss Ward charged by FA for referee comments

Birmingham City head coach Carla Ward has been charged by the Football Association after claiming her team were playing against "more than 11" players in a recent defeat to Arsenal.

The FA claims the comments constitute improper conduct and has given Ward until 17 December to respond, adding the comments, "Question the integrity of the match official and/or were personally offensive...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: City's late winner breaks Arsenal

Manchester City had to wait until the 94th minute to come up with a winner against Arsenal, claiming a 2-1 victory having gone behind to an early Vivianne Miedema goal. Sam Mewis equalised on half an hour before Caroline Weir took advantage of some chaotic Arsenal defending to turn in Georgia Stanway's blocked shot.

Manchester United remain out in front but struggled to overcome a...