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Women's Super League review: Bristol City relegated, Arsenal return to the Champions League

With the title, relegation and (in theory, if not necessarily reality) the final Champions League qualifying position all to be decided, it was always going to be a dramatic final day of the Women's Super League season.

Manchester City's title hopes were extinguished by Chelsea's 5-0 demolition of Reading, although a 1-0 vitory against West Ham meant that City finished their campaign...

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Champions Chelsea celebrate in style

An emphatic 5-0 victory over Reading was enough for Chelsea to seal back-to-back Women's Super League titles for the first time, with the satisfaction of winning the league on the pitch following last season's point-per-game curtailment.

Although the fixture was too soon to see the return of fans inside Kingsmeadow, a large group gathered outside the ground to join in the...

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On the verge: Chelsea close in on Women's Super League title

A 2-0 victory against Tottenham, just four days after qualifying for the Champions League final, has left Chelsea in charge of their own destiny going into the final weekend of the Women's Super League season.

Sam Kerr scored both goals as the Blues move back above Manchester City to the top of the table with a two-point buffer between them. That means Chelsea need to beat Reading at...

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Chelsea beat Bayern Munich to reach first Champions League final

Chelsea recovered from defeat in the first leg against Bayern Munich to win 4-1 at Kingsmeadow in the second leg, 5-3 on aggregate, to secure a first-ever appearance in the Champions League final.

Only late goals from Pernille Harder and Fran Kirby prevented the tie from going to extra time, the Blues leading 2-1 after Kirby and Ji So-yun scoring either side of a superb strike from...

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Chelsea prepare for biggest week in their history

Chelsea are preparing for the biggest seven days in the club's history, which could culminate in a shot at sporting immortality.

The Blues need to overturn a 2-1 deficit when they play Bayern Munich in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Sunday. Then follows the Blues' final two fixtures in the Women's Super League - away at Tottenham before finishing their...

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Hayes hails below-best Blues in title decider

Chelsea remained in charge of their own destiny after holding Manchester City to a 2-2 draw to stay two points clear at the top of the Women's Super League with two games to play.

Victory for City would have seen the sides swap places at the top going into the final weeks of the season but the Blues were able to control the match, despite not being anywhere near their best.


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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...

UEFA EURO 2022, women's football, women's sport

Northern Ireland qualify for first major finals following Euro 2022 play-off victory

Marissa Callaghan and Nadene Caldwell were the scorers in a 2-0 victory against Ukraine which ensured Northern Ireland reached their first-ever major football finals by qualifying for Euro 2022 in England.

The result at Seaview meant an overall 4-1 victory over the Ukrainians to progress through the play-offs. The women's team was only reformed in 2004 and players mostly represent...

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Lionesses lose again in Canada friendly defeat

Individual defensive errors again cost England as they lost for the second time in four days. Canada won 2-0 in Stoke, following on from defeat to France last Friday.

Interim head coach Hege Riise rued the mistakes which allowed the Canadians in for both goals at either end of the game.

"We tried and held together as a team but I feel like it was more about mistakes today,"...

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Celebrations as the Women's Super League turns 10

The Women's Super League is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the launch of a new Hall of Fame to recognise the "significant contributions" of players, coaches and officials over the last decade.

Arsenal beat Chelsea 1-0 in the league's first fixture on 13 April 2011 and whilst the development of women's game has grown at pace, the WSL is well-placed to reach new heights in the...