In a home game at the Academy Stadium on Sunday 25 September, Manchester City women clinched a 2-0 victory to become this year’s Women’s Super League One champions.
They took on former league champions Chelsea and needed to avoid defeat in order to claim the title.
The first goal came shortly before the end of a fairly balanced first half. The opposition’s captain Katie Chapman planted the ball off her head into her own net, in an attempt to stop City midfielder Jill Scott beating her to it.
Not long into the second half, the home side were awarded a penalty after a foul on Lucy Bronze. Toni Duggan sent the keeper the wrong way, scoring City their second goal of the game and putting them into a more comfortable 2-0 lead.
For the remainder of the game the leading side ensured they defended solidly, something that they have done throughout the season. The squad has conceded just 3 goals in 21 games.
It’s the first time that City has won the Women’s Super League – their only previous title being the 2014 Continental Cup – so it was a momentous day for the squad.
Celebrations will have to wait though, as they face the final of this year’s Continental Cup on Sunday 2 October.