2012 FA WSL

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FA WSL
Season 2012
Champions Arsenal
Champions League Arsenal
Birmingham City
Matches played 56
Goals scored 180 (3.21 per match)
Top goalscorer Kim Little (11)
Biggest home win Birmingham 4–0 Doncaster Rovers Belles
6 May 2012
Biggest away win Doncaster Rovers Belles 0–4 Arsenal
25 August 2012
Highest scoring Liverpool 2–5 Birmingham City
9 September 2012
Highest attendance 5052
Arsenal v Chelsea
Lowest attendance 105
Liverpool v Bristol Academy
2011
2013

The 2012 FA WSL is the second season of the FA WSL, the top-level women's football league of England. The season began on 8 April 2012 and was scheduled to end in October 2012. The league is to break between 8 July and 19 August to allow preparation for the 2012 London Olympics.[1]

Arsenal won the competition, their ninth consecutive English title. Entry to the 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League was earned by Arsenal, as champions, and Birmingham City, as runners–up.

Teams[edit]

Team Location Ground 2011 season
Arsenal Borehamwood Meadow Park FA WSL, 1st
Birmingham City Stratford-upon-Avon The DCS Stadium FA WSL, 2nd
Bristol Academy Filton Stoke Gifford Stadium FA WSL, 5th
Chelsea Staines Wheatsheaf Park FA WSL, 6th
Doncaster Rovers Belles Doncaster Keepmoat Stadium FA WSL, 7th
Everton Crosby The Arriva Park FA WSL, 3rd
Lincoln Ladies Lincoln Ashby Avenue FA WSL, 4th
Liverpool Skelmersdale Skelmersdale & Ormskirk College Stadium FA WSL, 8th

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Arsenal (C) 14 10 4 0 39 18 +21 34 2013–14 UEFA Women's Champions League
2 Birmingham City 14 7 5 2 31 18 +13 26
3 Everton 14 7 4 3 20 16 +4 25
4 Bristol Academy 14 4 6 4 17 16 +1 18
5 Lincoln Ladies 14 5 3 6 24 26 −2 18
6 Chelsea 14 5 2 7 20 23 −3 17
7 Doncaster Rovers Belles 14 3 2 9 14 28 −14 11
8 Liverpool 14 1 2 11 15 35 −20 5

Updated to games played on 7 October 2012.
Source: FA WSL results
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Results[edit]

Home ╲ Away[1] ARS BIR BRI CHE DON EVE LIV LIN
Arsenal 4–2 1–1 3–1 3–2 3–2 4–1 2–1
Birmingham City 1–1 1–1 4–2 4–0 1–2 3–1 3–1
Bristol Academy 0–3 2–2 0–1 3–2 1–1 1–0 0–1
Chelsea 2–4 0–1 0–0 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–3
Doncaster Rovers Belles 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–1 1–2 0–2 2–1
Everton 2–2 0–0 1–0 2–1 1–1 2–0 1–0
Liverpool 0–2 2–5 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–2 2–3
Lincoln Ladies 3–3 2–2 1–3 2–0 1–2 2–1 3–3

Updated to games played on 7 October 2012.
Source: WSL matches
^ The home team is listed in the left-hand column.
Colours: Purple = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

Top scorers[edit]

Players with at least five goals.

Rank Scorer Club Goals[2][3]
1 Kim Little Arsenal 11
2 Jodie Taylor Birmingham 8
3 Precious Hamilton Lincoln 7
Helen Lander Chelsea
5 Rachel Williams Birmingham 6
6 Remi Allen Lincoln 5
Katie Chapman Arsenal
Toni Duggan Everton
Jordan Nobbs Arsenal
Fara Williams Everton

League Cup[edit]

To allow for more games the League Cup format was changed from a straight knock-out to a group stage format with the top two advancing to the semi-finals. Arsenal defended their title with a 1–0 win over Birmingham City in a rematch of last year's final. They thus won a double this season of League and League Cup, missing out on the Women's FA Cup.[4]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Bristol Academy 3 2 1 0 6 1 +5 7
Birmingham City 3 2 1 0 4 1 +3 7
Everton 3 1 0 2 1 5 −4 3
Doncaster Rovers Belles 3 0 0 3 0 4 −4 0
  BIR BRI DON EVE
Birmingham City 2–0 1–0
Bristol Academy 1–1
Doncaster RB 0–1
Everton 0–4 1–0

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Lincoln Ladies 3 3 0 0 9 6 +3 9
Arsenal 3 2 0 1 9 4 +5 6
Chelsea 3 1 0 2 3 6 −3 3
Liverpool 3 0 0 3 3 8 −5 0
  ARS CHE LIN LIV
Arsenal 3–0
Chelsea 1–2 2–1
Lincoln Ladies 4–3 3–2
Liverpool 0–3

Knock-out stage[edit]

Semi-finals Final
3 September – Filton
 Bristol Academy 0  
 Arsenal 4  
 
10 October – Barnet
     Arsenal 1
   Birmingham City 0
2 September – Lincoln
 Lincoln Ladies 1
 Birmingham City 2  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FAQ's 21 to 28". FAWSL. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 8 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "2012 Goal scorers". women.soccerway.com. 
  3. ^ "the stats". fawsl.com. 
  4. ^ "Back-to-back doubles". thefa.com. 10 October 2012. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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