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Manchester United Women secure Women's Super League spot

Manchester United Women have earned promotion from the Women's Championship at the first time of asking.

Manchester United Women have secured promotion to the Women's Super League (WSL) with three games to spare after beating Aston Villa 5-0.

United, reformed less than a year ago after a 13-year absence from the senior women's game, made sure of a top two finish in the Women's Championship thanks to goals from Millie Turner, Alex Greenwood, Jess Sigsworth, Ella Toone and Charlie Devlin.

The result caps a successful debut season in which they have won 15 of 17 games, drawing one and losing one.

After...

Barclays become Women's Super League's first sponsor in multi-million pound deal

Chelsea Ladies team
Chelsea Ladies are the Women's Super League reigning champions.

Banking group Barclays will become the first title sponsor of English football's Women's Super League in a multi-million pound partnership running until 2022, the Football Association have announced.

The FA said it was the biggest ever investment in British women's sport by a brand, with the BBC reporting it was understood to be worth more than £10 million ($13.2m).

The deal will begin from the 2019-20 season and means that the top tier of women's football in England, which began in its present...

Chelsea boss Emma Hayes: England better than U.S. for women's game

LONDON -- England has overtaken the United States as the best place in the world to play women's football, according to Chelsea manager Emma Hayes.

Women's football has traditionally been dominated by the U.S., who have won three of the sport's seven World Cups and will go into the 2019 edition in France as defending champions, while the National Women's Soccer League (NWSL) has regularly attracted some of the world's best players.

But the profile of the Women's Super League, England's top flight,...

Referee suspended for using rock/paper/scissors to decide kickoff in Women's Super League

Rock, Paper, Scissors was used instead of the traditional coin toss
Rock/paper/scissors was used instead of the traditional coin toss.

The English Football Association has suspended a referee after he used an impromptu game of rock/paper/scissors to decide the kickoff of a recent Women's Super League match.

Realising he'd left his coin in the dressing room, official David McNamara asked the two captains of Manchester City and Reading -- Steph Houghton and Kirsty Pearce, respectively -- to determine which side kicked off.

This, as the FA will tell you, directly contravenes the laws of the game, which specify that a coin toss must...

Manchester United Women earn 12-0 win at Aston Villa in league opener

Manchester United's Women ran riot at Boldmere St Michaels F.C. as they beat hosts Aston Villa Ladies 12-0 in their Women's Championship opener.

Jess Sigworth was the visitors' star as she netted five, having completed her hat trick before half-time; and the match was watched by a crowd of over 1,000.

United announced they were re-forming their women's team six months ago after 13 years and their first match was a 1-0 win over rivals Liverpool, a result that immediately increased...