Man City Women 2-0 Chelsea Ladies: Manchester City win Women’s Super League 1 title

Manchester City sealed the WSL 1 crown after a 2-0 win over Chelsea, the previous defending champions.

A Katie Chapman own goal and effort from Toni Duggan was enough to seal all three points for City at the Etihad Campus, and such a victory over the former holders may give reason to believe the Sky Blues could be a force to be reckoned with in the WSL.

City looked convincing throughout the encounter, but the opening goal of the game didn’t come until the 35th minute, with Chapman inadvertently putting the ball into her own net. Duggan’s goal minutes after the break put clear daylight between the two sides and may have created a landmark moment in the top flight.

In the last three years, Manchester City Women have seen their finances given a real boost, resulting in stellar signings and improved facilities. And now it’s resulted in a league title.

The Sky Blues have won the WSL’s Continental Cup in 2014, beating former perennial champions Arsenal in the final, before finishing runners-up in the WSL to seal Champions League football.

City finished top of the Women’s Super League table, unbeaten with 42 points from 16 games, winning 13 and drawing three. Jane Ross was their top scorer with eight goals.


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