A party atmosphere is guaranteed at Meadow Park as the newly-crowned FA Women’s Super League champions Arsenal Women take on Manchester City in the final match of the season. Kick off is at 12.30pm.
Arsenal Women scratched a seven-year itch at the end of April a 4-0 win against Brighton at Amex Stadium – in front of a record Super League crowd of 5,265 – meaning the north London side won the title they last captured in 2012 with a game to spare.
Hence instead of a potential title-decider Arsenal can relax this afternoon against a Manchester City team who will be disappointed their title challenge faded towards the end of the season but can take comfort from last weekend’s Women’s FA Cup Final win against West Ham that meant the Manchester side captured a domestic knockout trophy double this season having already won the Continental Cup.
With the title due to be presented at full-time a sell-out crowd is guaranteed to enjoy every last minute of the afternoon.
Previous meeting: Back in December, Manchester City taking the spoils courtesy of a 2-0 win.
Ones to watch: Vivianne Miedema. Arsenal Women’s top scorer this season is also top of the Super League charts with 22 goals to her name not to mention 10 assists. Meanwhile Manchester City’s Georgia Stanway is having a season to remember most recently scoring at Wembley last weekend.
Kick-off is at 12.30pm.
Tickets in advance are available via the ‘Get Tickets’ link.
Tickets on the gate subject to availability. Checking the Arsenal Women FC Twitter feed before travelling is recommended.
About the Super League: The FA Women’s Super League (FA WSL) is the top tier of women’s club football in England. Featuring 11 teams it was established in April 2011 and runs from September to May. The winner and runner-up in the league qualify to play in the UEFA Women’s Champions League the following season while the team finishing bottom are relegated to the Championship. The current FA WSL champions are Chelsea Women who have won the title twice and finished runner-up on two separate occasions.
Teams in the Super League also take part in the SSE Women’s FA Cup which is open to all clubs competing in the top seven tiers of the women’s football pyramid in England. The current cup holders are Chelsea Women who completed a domestic double in season 2017/2018. Arsenal Women are the most successful cup team with 14 wins overall.
Once the FA WSL has been completed the teams compete against each other again (along with the teams from the Championship League) in a knockout competition to win the FA Women’s League Cup.
The FA WSL teams for the 2018-19 season are the women’s teams of Arsenal, Manchester City, Chelsea, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Reading, West Ham, Liverpool, Brighton & Hove, Everton and Yeovil Town.
In the London area there are 3 teams of interest: Chelsea (playing their home games at Kingsmeadow, Kingston-upon-Thames), Arsenal (Meadow Park, Borehamwood) and West Ham (Rush Green Stadium, Romford).