FAWSL Week 5: Manchester Dramatics…

Honours ended even between Manchester United and ten-player Manchester City in a cracking contest at the Leigh Sports Village. City full back Georgia Stanway was sent off for a high challenge, but the visitors still took a lead into the break through Khadija 'Bunny' Shaw's header. United turned things around in three second half minutes through substitute Lucy Staniforth and striker Alessia Russo, but Ellen White ensured a share of the spoils with ten minutes left, converting at close range after Jess Park's shot crashed off the cross bar...

FAWSL Week 3: Round-up

Last season's top four all met during Week 3 with London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea both winning by five-goal margins over their Manchester rivals; Spurs join the Gunners at the top of the WSL with maximum points; Aston Villa remain unbeaten; West Ham got their first home win in over a season's-worth of football; Everton got off the mark against (now) bottom club Birmingham; still no points and no goals for Reading...

FAWSL Week 3: United Reeling as Chelsea hit them for Six…

Defending champions Chelsea romped to a 6-1 victory over Manchester United at the Leigh Sports Village. Fran Kirby scored with less than two minutes on the clock; Pernille Harder followed that up with a superb solo strike in the 24th minute. Sam Kerr delivered a brace either side of United's only goal - from substitute Alessia Russo. Chelsea's subs then added a bit of gloss to the result with Drew Spence and Jessie Fleming slotting goals number five and six...

FAWSL Week 1: Round-up

There were no draws in week one of the Women's Super League. Both Manchester clubs won their opening games with City thrashing Everton at Goodison Park; Arsenal made a bold statement beating London rivals and defending Champions Chelsea at the Emirates; Aston Villa rained on Leicester City's WSL debut, and there were victories for Tottenham Hotspur and Brighton & Hove Albion...

FAWSL Week 1: Ruthless City Lay Down an Early Marker…

Manchester City sent out an opening-weekend warning to all of their title rivals, dismantling Willie Kirk's new-look Everton side at Goodison Park. Summer signings Vicky Losada and 'Bunny' Shaw scored either side of Janine Beckie's low drive to give the visitors a three-goal lead at half time. Steph Houghton converted a trademark free kick midway through the second period. The Toffees ploughed on bravely until the final whistle trying to get a consolation strike on the board, but it just wouldn't happen for them...

FAWSL 2021/22 Preview: West Ham United

The 2020/21 FA Women’s Super League kicks off on the weekend of the 3rd – 5th September. D2B is here to preview all twelve teams in the title race and assess their chances. We’re going back to an alphabetical approach this year and complete our journey with West Ham United who finished in the bottom four but got the point they needed to avoid the drop with a game to spare...