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Ward vents frustration at partying players after Covid restrictions breach

Birmingham City manager Carla Ward has spoken of her shock, anger and disappointment at the behaviour of her players after two members of her squad were suspended for attending a party with several Leicester City players despite coronavirus stay-at-home restrictions remaining in place.

"The behaviour was completely unacceptable," said Ward. "I was shocked because it was very out of...

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Criticism as Birmingham v Aston Villa is called off five minutes before kick-off

The Women's Super League fixture between Birmingham City and Aston Villa was called off just five minutes before the match was due kick off because of a frozen pitch, leading to widespread criticism.

Birmingham manager Carla Ward announced she was 'disappointed to say the least' whilst Times journalist Molly Hudson called the delay in announcing the postponement 'unacceptable'....

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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...

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Women's Super League review: City take advantage as Chelsea and United slip up

Chelsea's 33-match Women's Super League unbeaten run came to an end at the hands of Brighton & Hove Albion, who became the first team to beat the champions in nearly two years.

Megan Connolly's late winner gave Brighton a 2-1 victory, although the Blues remain top of the table after Manchester United also slipped up.

Reading were the surprise 2-0 winners against United...

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Record-breaking Chelsea return to the top of the WSL

Chelsea set a new Women's Super League record of 32 matches unbeaten, a run stretching back to January 2019, with a 4-0 victory against Aston Villa.

The result lifted the Blues back to the top of the table above Manchester United, having beaten the previous best run without defeat set by Manchester City between 2015 and 2017.

Goals from Sam Kerr, Beth England, Pernille...

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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...

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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.


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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...

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Women's elite sport to continue during lockdown

The Women's Super League and Championship as well as rugby union's Premier 15s competition will be allowed to continue during the latest government lockdown.

However, the Women's FA Cup and all leagues below the Championship have been suspended.

A statement from the Football Association said: "It is extremely important that clubs, players, coaches, match officials, league...

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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...