2018–19 FA WSL

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FA WSL
Season2018–19
Matches played29
Goals scored85 (2.93 per match)
Biggest home winMan City 7–1 West Ham
(14 October 2018)
Arsenal 6–0 Reading
(21 October 2018)
Biggest away winArsenal 7–0 Yeovil Town
(19 September 2018)
Highest scoringMan City 7–1 West Ham
(14 October 2018)
All statistics correct as of 21 October 2018.

The 2018–19 FA WSL is the eighth edition of the FA Women's Super League (WSL) since it was formed in 2010. It is 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.

Teams[edit]

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.[1] Existing WSL teams were first offered the opportunity to bid for licences,[2] 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.[3] From the first tier, Sunderland were unsuccessful in their license application.[3]

This left up to two places in the WSL and up to five places in the Championship for applying clubs.[2] Fifteen applications were received for both the top two tiers,[3] and West Ham was given a licence in the second stage, so that the league is made up of 11 teams.[4]

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[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Arsenal 10 9 0 1 42 7 +35 27 Qualification for the Champions League
2 Manchester City 11 8 3 0 33 6 +27 27
3 Chelsea 11 6 4 1 15 5 +10 22
4 Birmingham City 11 7 1 3 14 8 +6 22
5 Reading 11 5 3 3 17 13 +4 18
6 West Ham United 11 5 1 5 16 19 −3 16
7 Bristol City 10 4 2 4 9 14 −5 14
8 Liverpool 11 3 1 7 8 19 −11 10
9 Everton 10 1 2 7 7 20 −13 5
10 Brighton & Hove Albion 11 1 1 9 7 28 −21 4
11 Yeovil Town 11 1 0 10 6 35 −29 3 Relegation to the Women's Championship
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2018. Source: FA WSL
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Results[edit]

Home \ Away ARS BIR BRH BRI CHE EVE LIV MCI REA WHU YEO
Arsenal 3–1 4–1 14 Mar '19 13 Jan '19 21 Apr '19 5–0 12 May '19 6–0 4–3 21 Feb '19
Birmingham City 31 Mar '19 0–0 13 Jan '19 0–0 1–0 28 Apr '19 2–3 6 Jan '19 3–0 2–1
Brighton & Hove Albion 28 Apr '19 20 Feb '19 0–1 0–4 13 Jan '19 0–1 0–6 1–4 0–1 2–1
Bristol City 0–4 0–1 10 Feb '19 0–0 24 Mar '19 2–1 6 Jan '19 31 Mar '19 28 Apr '19 27 Jan '19
Chelsea 0–5 27 Jan '19 2–0 20 Feb '19 6 Jan '19 1–0 0–0 1–0 31 Mar '19 5–0
Everton 0–4 10 Feb '19 3–3 0–2 0–0 2–1 0–4 28 Apr '19 1–2 31 Mar '19
Liverpool 10 Feb '19 0–2 6 Jan '19 21 Apr '19 14 Mar '19 12 May '19 0–3 0–1 27 Jan '19 2–1
Manchester City 2–0 1–0 27 Jan '19 2–2 10 Feb '19 21 Feb '19 31 Mar '19 1–1 7–1 28 Apr '19
Reading 27 Jan '19 0–1 20 Apr '19 3–0 12 May '19 2–1 2–2 14 Mar '19 20 Feb '19 4–0
West Ham United 6 Jan '19 21 Apr '19 12 May '19 2–0 0–2 14 Mar '19 0–1 13 Jan '19 0–0 2–1
Yeovil Town 0–7 12 May '19 14 Mar '19 1–2 21 Apr '19 1–0 13 Jan '19 0–4 10 Feb '19 0–5
Updated to match(es) played on 9 December 2018. Source: FA WSL
Colours: Blue = home team win; Yellow = draw; Red = away team win.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Super League: Restructure can help make league best in world - Katie Brazier - BBC Sport". bbc.com. Retrieved 22 May 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Women's Pyramid Restructure: Q&A With Katie Brazier". The FA. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Manchester United get Women's Championship licence; West Ham join top flight". 28 May 2018 – via www.bbc.com.

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