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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...

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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...

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Manchester United to play historic fixture at Old Trafford

Manchester United will play at the home of the men's team for the first time when they face West Ham at Old Trafford in the Women's Super League on Saturday 27 March.

The club are taking advantage of the men's international break to stage the match as they prepare to host several fixtures in the Women's Euros in 2022.

"Playing at Old Trafford will obviously be a special...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: big win for City but United go top

Only three fixtures survived the wintry weather at the weekend but there was still plenty of movement in the top four. Manchester United returned to the top, overtaking Chelsea - who will have to reschedule their trip to Bristol City - thanks to a 2-0 victory against Birmingham City.

Despite dominating the match, United had to remain patient until the start of the second half when...

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

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...

Football, women's football, women's sport

Women's Super League review: Morgan's first goal helps Spurs to first win

American superstar Alex Morgan scored her maiden goal for Tottenham as the side finally secured a first victory of the season in the Women's Super League with a 3-1 win against Brighton.

Kerys Harrop gave Spurs an early lead only for Inessa Kaagman to equalise from the penalty spot. Angela Addison put the home side back in front before Morgan made her mark late on.


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Lauren James earns first England call-up for November training camp

Manchester United striker Lauren James will feature in an England training squad for the first time after being called up for the camp which will replace the cancelled friendly agianst Norway.

England were due to face the Norwegians in Sheffield on 1 December but will now take part in a 10-day training camp including intra-squad matches similar to games in previous camps this autumn...

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Manchester United moan to FA about Conti Cup cancellation

Manchester United have written to the Football Association making clear their dissatisfaction at the way their Continental Women's League Cup tie against Everton was postponed.

The match was called off at late notice due to safety concerns around the Walton Hall Park ground because of high winds.

United were approached to host the match on 4 November instead but that could...

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Women's Super League review: late leveller for Chelsea maintains unbeaten run

Chelsea needed a last-minute goal to earn a 1-1 draw against Arsenal which maintains the champions' unbeaten start to the defence of their title. Lotte Wubben-Moy deflected in Pernile Harder's speculative shot for an own goal after Beth Mead had put the Gunners in front.

The Blues move back in to the top three, three points behind leader Manchester United but with a game in hand....