Talking points this week in women’s football!

Womens Super League

With the WSL1 being little on action this week, there haven’t been any major changes to the table or the teams in the league. Birmingham City however impressed at home on Sunday as they went head to head with Bristol City and sealed a 2-0 victory – their first win since October last year.

The win saw the Blues jump ahead of Bristol in the table on goal difference as they both now sit on seven points. The goals consisted of a right-footed shot from Charlie Wellings and penalty taken by Aoife Mannion, a decision that came with much controversy.

Birmingham City goalkeeper, Ann-Katrin Berger has returned to training following cancer surgery, after being diagnosed in November and the team will be hoping to see her playing again in the future after she has made a full recovery.

Birmingham’s next league game will see them face Yeovil Town on the 26th January and try to continue adding points to their current tally and climb further up the table.

For Bristol, they are now on a third league defeat out of five, so will need the three points against Liverpool when they come head to head on the 27th January at home.

Elsewhere, Manchester City’s next opponent is Sunderland, who they will face on the 27th January, and with City’s recent run of fine form – having won five out of five league games, they will no doubt be aiming for all three points.

In terms of Cup football this week, Manchester City have sealed their spot in the Continental Tyres Cup final after defeating Chelsea 1-0 at the weekend. The goal came from new signing Nadia Nadim, who recently made her debut for the club.

City will face Arsenal in the Cup final after the Gunners stormed to victory after coming back from being 2-1 down with just ten minutes left of the nail-biting match. Arsenal had Jordan Nobbs to thank for the victory as she found the net in the 83rd minute to seal their place in the final.

With the competitions well underway now, all of the teams will be feeling the continued pressure to perform to the best of their ability. The league could be anyone’s for the taking this year as the standard of football has been so high in the season so far. With both Chelsea and Liverpool hot on the heels of league leaders City, they will need to retain their form and continue to find the goals to hold their current position.

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Cherise Harrison
I am a third-year sports journalism student, very keen to go into the field of print or broadcast journalism. I am an avid Aston Villa supporter and regularly obtain press box access to Championship matches. Follow my twitter page: @cherise_olivia where I will share all of my content!