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.’