2018–19 FA WSL

The 2018–19 FA WSL was the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It was the first season after a rebranding of the four highest levels in English women's football. The previous FA WSL 2 is now the Championship – eleven clubs are competing in the 2018–19 FA Women's Championship.

Arsenal won their first WSL since 2012 with a 4–0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.[2]

FA WSL
Arsenal WFC v Manchester City WFC, 11 May 2019 (01)
FA WSL trophy
Season2018–19
ChampionsArsenal
RelegatedYeovil Town
Champions LeagueArsenal
Manchester City
Matches played104
Goals scored315 (3.03 per match)
Top goalscorerVivianne Miedema
(22 goals)
Biggest home winMan City 7–1 West Ham
(14 October 2018)
Arsenal 6–0 Reading
(21 October 2018)
Chelsea 6–0 Bristol City
(20 February 2019)
Biggest away winArsenal 7–0 Yeovil Town
(19 September 2018)
Highest scoringMan City 7–1 West Ham
(14 October 2018)
Average attendance833[1]

Teams

Following restructuring of the women's game in order to provide for a fully professional Women's Super League (WSL), membership of both the first and second tier is subject to a licence, based on a series of off-the-field criteria. Yeovil Town estimated the budget needed for a WSL season at about £350,000.[3] Existing WSL teams were first offered the opportunity to bid for licences,[4] with all applying FA WSL clubs retaining their place in the first tier, with Brighton & Hove Albion from the WSL2 also offered a place in the WSL.[5] From the first tier, Sunderland were unsuccessful in their license application.[5]

This left up to two places in the WSL and up to five places in the Championship for applying clubs.[4] Fifteen applications were received for both the top two tiers,[5] and West Ham was given a licence in the second stage, so that the league is made up of 11 teams.[6]

Team Location Ground Capacity 2017–18 season
Arsenal Borehamwood Meadow Park 4,502 3rd
Birmingham City Solihull Damson Park 3,050 5th
Brighton & Hove Albion Crawley Broadfield Stadium 6,134 2nd, WSL 2
Bristol City Filton Stoke Gifford Stadium 1,500 8th
Chelsea Kingston upon Thames Kingsmeadow 4,850 1st
Everton Southport Haig Avenue 6,008 9th
Liverpool Birkenhead Prenton Park 16,587 6th
Manchester City Manchester Academy Stadium 7,000 2nd
Reading High Wycombe Adams Park 9,617 4th
West Ham United Romford West Ham United F.C. Rush Green Training Ground 3,000 7th, WPL South
Yeovil Town Dorchester The Avenue Stadium 5,229 10th

League table

Arsenal WFC v Manchester City WFC, 11 May 2019 (03)
Arsenal celebrates winning the 2018–19 FA WSL season.
Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Arsenal (C) 20 18 0 2 70 13 +57 54 Qualification for the Champions League
2 Manchester City 20 14 5 1 53 17 +36 47
3 Chelsea 20 12 6 2 46 14 +32 42
4 Birmingham City 20 13 1 6 29 17 +12 40
5 Reading 20 8 3 9 33 30 +3 27
6 Bristol City 20 7 4 9 17 34 −17 25
7 West Ham United 20 7 2 11 25 37 −12 23
8 Liverpool 20 7 1 12 21 38 −17 22
9 Brighton & Hove Albion 20 4 4 12 16 38 −22 16
10 Everton 20 3 3 14 18 44 −26 12
11 Yeovil Town (R) 20 2 1 17 11 60 −49 −3[a] Relegation to the Championship
  1. ^ Yeovil Town deducted 10 points for entering administration.[7]

Results

Home \ Away ARS BIR BRH BRI CHE EVE LIV MCI REA WHU YEO
Arsenal 3–1 4–1 4–0 1–2 2–1 5–0 1–0 6–0 4–3 3–0
Birmingham City 0–1 0–0 0–1 0–0 1–0 2–0 2–3 2–1 3–0 2–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 0–4 2–1 0–1 0–4 0–0 0–1 0–6 1–4 0–1 2–1
Bristol City 0–4 0–1 0–0 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 2–1
Chelsea 0–5 2–3 2–0 6–0 3–0 1–0 0–0 1–0 1–1 5–0
Everton 0–4 1–3 3–3 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–4 3–2 1–2 0–1
Liverpool 1–5 0–2 0–2 5–2 0–4 3–1 0–3 0–1 1–0 2–1
Manchester City 2–0 1–0 3–0 2–2 2–2 3–1 2–1 1–1 7–1 2–1
Reading 0–3 0–1 1–0 3–0 2–3 2–1 2–2 3–4 1–2 4–0
West Ham United 2–4 1–2 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–3 0–0 2–1
Yeovil Town 0–7 0–2 1–1 1–2 0–8 1–0 1–2 0–4 0–5 0–5

Season Statistics

Top Scorers

Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2019.
Rank Player Club Goals
1 Netherlands Vivianne Miedema Arsenal 22
2 England Nikita Parris Manchester City 19
3 England Bethany England Chelsea 12
England Fara Williams Reading
5 England Georgia Stanway Manchester City 11
Netherlands Daniëlle van de Donk Arsenal
7 England Courtney Sweetman-Kirk Liverpool 10
8 England Fran Kirby Chelsea 9
England Jordan Nobbs Arsenal
10 Scotland Erin Cuthbert Chelsea 8
Scotland Kim Little Arsenal

Top Assists

Updated to match(es) played on 11 May 2019.
Rank Player Club Assists
1 England Beth Mead Arsenal 12
2 Netherlands Vivianne Miedema Arsenal 10
3 Republic of Ireland Katie McCabe Arsenal 8
4 England Nikita Parris Manchester City 7
5 Switzerland Ramona Bachmann Chelsea 6
Scotland Kim Little Arsenal
Netherlands Daniëlle van de Donk Arsenal

Awards

Monthly awards

Month Manager of the Month Player of the Month Ref.
Manager Club Player Club
September Australia Tanya Oxtoby Bristol City England Sophie Baggaley Bristol City [8]
October Australia Joe Montemurro Arsenal Netherlands Vivianne Miedema Arsenal [9][10]
November England Kelly Chambers Reading England Courtney Sweetman-Kirk Liverpool [11]
December England Nick Cushing Manchester City England Georgia Stanway Manchester City [12][13]
January Australia Tanya Oxtoby Bristol City Scotland Erin Cuthbert Chelsea [14][15]
February England Hope Powell Brighton & Hove Albion England Sophie Harris Brighton & Hove Albion [16][17]
March Australia Joe Montemurro Arsenal England Beth Mead Arsenal [18][19]
April Spain Marta Tejedor Birmingham City England Beth Mead Arsenal [20][21]

Annual awards

Award Winner Club
FA WFA Players' Player of the Year England Sophie Baggaley Bristol City
FA WFA Goal of the Year England Beth Mead Arsenal
FA WFA Save of the Year England Megan Walsh Yeovil Town
LMA Manager of the Year Australia Joe Montemurro Arsenal
PFA Players' Player of the Year Netherlands Vivianne Miedema[22] Arsenal
PFA Young Player of the Year England Georgia Stanway[23] Manchester City
PFA Merit Award England Steph Houghton[24] Manchester City
FWA Footballer of the Year England Nikita Parris[25] Manchester City
PFA Team of the Year[26]
Goalkeeper England Sophie Baggaley (Bristol City)
Defence England Hannah Blundell (Chelsea) England Aoife Mannion (Birmingham City) England Steph Houghton (Manchester City) England Demi Stokes (Manchester City)
Midfield South Korea Ji So-Yun (Chelsea) Scotland Kim Little (Arsenal) Switzerland Lia Wälti (Arsenal)
Attack Netherlands Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal) Scotland Erin Cuthbert (Chelsea) England Nikita Parris (Manchester City)

See also

References

  1. ^ "What is the state of women's football attendances after recent records?". BBC. 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead hit spectacular goals as Arsenal crushed Brighton to become champions for the first time since 2012". The Guardian. 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Women's Super League: Restructure can help make league best in world - Katie Brazier - BBC Sport". bbc.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Women's Pyramid Restructure: Q&A With Katie Brazier". The FA. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Women's Super League: 15 clubs apply for WSL and Women's Championship licences - BBC Sport". bbc.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Manchester United get Women's Championship licence; West Ham join top flight". 28 May 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  7. ^ "Yeovil Town Ladies: Women's Super League side to go into administration". www.bbc.com.
  8. ^ "Bristol City Women: Boss Tanya Oxtoby shares praise after WSL award". 8 October 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Montemurro named LMA October Manager of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Miedema named October WSL Player of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Kelly Chambers wins LMA Manager of the Month for November!". www.readingfc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Cushing wins LMA Manager of the Month award - Manchester City FC". MCFC. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Stanway named FA WSL Player of the Month". MCFC. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Oxtoby named LMA Manager of the Month". Bristol City. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  15. ^ Frith, Wilf (7 February 2019). "#FAWSL / #FAWC: Cuthbert & Wiltshire win January POTM awards". She Kicks Women's Football Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  16. ^ "League Managers Association - LMA MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS - FEBRUARY 2019". www.leaguemanagers.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Sophie Harris Wins WSL Award👏 | Official Site | Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club". brighton&hovealbionFC. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Montemurro named LMA March Manager of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Mead named March WSL Player of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Marta Tejedor named Manager of the Month for April". Birmingham City Football Club. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Mead named April WSL Player of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema win PFA Player of the Year awards". 28 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema win PFA Player of the Year awards". 28 April 2019.
  24. ^ "Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema win PFA Player of the Year awards". 28 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Manchester City forward Nikita Parris named FWA Women's Footballer of the Year". talkSPORT. 29 April 2019.
  26. ^ "PFA FA WSL Team of the Year". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.

External links

References

  1. ^ "What is the state of women's football attendances after recent records?". BBC. 30 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Vivianne Miedema and Beth Mead hit spectacular goals as Arsenal crushed Brighton to become champions for the first time since 2012". The Guardian. 28 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Women's Super League: Restructure can help make league best in world - Katie Brazier - BBC Sport". bbc.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Women's Pyramid Restructure: Q&A With Katie Brazier". The FA. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  5. ^ a b c "Women's Super League: 15 clubs apply for WSL and Women's Championship licences - BBC Sport". bbc.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Manchester United get Women's Championship licence; West Ham join top flight". 28 May 2018 – via www.bbc.com.
  7. ^ "Yeovil Town Ladies: Women's Super League side to go into administration". www.bbc.com.
  8. ^ "Bristol City Women: Boss Tanya Oxtoby shares praise after WSL award". 8 October 2018. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  9. ^ "Montemurro named LMA October Manager of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  10. ^ "Miedema named October WSL Player of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  11. ^ "Kelly Chambers wins LMA Manager of the Month for November!". www.readingfc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  12. ^ "Cushing wins LMA Manager of the Month award - Manchester City FC". MCFC. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  13. ^ "Stanway named FA WSL Player of the Month". MCFC. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  14. ^ "Oxtoby named LMA Manager of the Month". Bristol City. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  15. ^ Frith, Wilf (7 February 2019). "#FAWSL / #FAWC: Cuthbert & Wiltshire win January POTM awards". She Kicks Women's Football Magazine. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  16. ^ "League Managers Association - LMA MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS - FEBRUARY 2019". www.leaguemanagers.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  17. ^ "Sophie Harris Wins WSL Award👏 | Official Site | Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club". brighton&hovealbionFC. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  18. ^ "Montemurro named LMA March Manager of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  19. ^ "Mead named March WSL Player of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  20. ^ "Marta Tejedor named Manager of the Month for April". Birmingham City Football Club. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Mead named April WSL Player of the Month". www.arsenal.com. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  22. ^ "Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema win PFA Player of the Year awards". 28 April 2019.
  23. ^ "Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema win PFA Player of the Year awards". 28 April 2019.
  24. ^ "Virgil van Dijk and Vivianne Miedema win PFA Player of the Year awards". 28 April 2019.
  25. ^ "Manchester City forward Nikita Parris named FWA Women's Footballer of the Year". talkSPORT. 29 April 2019.
  26. ^ "PFA FA WSL Team of the Year". womenscompetitions.thefa.com.
2018–19 FA Women's Championship

The 2018–19 FA Women's Championship is the first rebranded edition of the FA Women's Championship, the second tier of women's football in England, renamed from the FA WSL 2 which was founded in 2014. The season runs from 8 September 2018 to 12 May 2019.On 20 April 2019, Manchester United won the title, and promotion to the FA WSL, with two games to spare in their debut season after recording a 7–0 victory over Crystal Palace. Tottenham Hotspur subsequently secured second place and promotion following a 1–1 draw at Aston Villa in their penultimate fixture. Millwall Lionesses finished bottom but were spared relegation as the FA sought to expand both of the top two divisions to twelve teams each by 2019–20.

2018–19 FA Women's League Cup

The 2018–19 FA Women's League Cup was the 8th edition of the FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship's league cup competition. It is sponsored by Continental AG, who have sponsored the competition since its creation, and is officially known as the FA Continental Tyres League Cup. All 22 teams of the FA Women's Super League and FA Women's Championship contest the competition - the largest field in the history of the cup.

Arsenal are the defending champions. Before the competition, only Manchester City and Arsenal had won the cup in the previous seven seasons it was contested in.

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Brighton () is a town and seaside resort in the county of East Sussex. Brighton is located on the south coast of England and forms part of the municipality of the City of Brighton and Hove, positioned 47 miles (76 km) south of London.Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town's importance grew in the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses.

In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent, later King George IV, who spent much time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion in the Regency era. Brighton continued to grow as a major centre of tourism following the arrival of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London. Many of the major attractions were built in the Victorian era, including the Metropole Hotel (now Hilton) Grand Hotel, the West Pier, and the Brighton Palace Pier. The town continued to grow into the 20th century, expanding to incorporate more areas into the town's boundaries before joining the town of Hove to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which was granted city status in 2000. Today, Brighton and Hove district has a resident population of about 290,395 and the wider Brighton and Hove conurbation has a population of 474,485 (2011 census).Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population, leading to its recognition as the "unofficial gay capital of the UK". Brighton attracted 7.5 million day visitors in 2015/16 and 4.9 million overnight visitors, and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. Brighton has also been called the UK's "hippest city", and "the happiest place to live in the UK".

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