Liverpool Ladies end Arsenal’s dominance in England by capturing FA WSL title

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Liverpool Ladies have sealed the FA Women’s Super League title – ending Arsenal’s nine-year dominance of women’s football in this country.

A 2-0 victory for the Reds over Bristol Academy this afternoon secured them the championship. Defeat would have seen runners-up Bristol pip them to top spot.

Louise Fors put Liverpool ahead in the first half from the penalty spot after German Nicole Rolser won the spot-kick and Amanda da Costa missed a good chance to secure victory after the break.

Reds nerves were settled, though, when Katrin Omarsdottir doubled their lead following a lay-off from Natasha Dowie, handing the silverware to the home side – their first ever WSL title.

Liverpool boss Matt Beard said: ‘The players have been fantastic and they deserve it. They have done this themselves by spending time together off the pitch and creating a great team spirit.’

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