Liverpool Ladies have retained the Women’s Super League title in the most dramatic style on the final day of the season.
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 12, 2014
Matt Beard’s side went into the final round of games as the outsiders for the title, in third place in the league. But a defeat for Chelsea at Man City, 2-1, and Birmingham drawing with Notts County, 2-2, meant Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Bristol Academy gave them the title.
Liverpool were such outsiders that the WSL trophy had to be driven by motorbike from Manchester to Widnes midway through the second half.
Goals from Natasha Dowie, Lucy Bronze and a penalty from Fara Williams gave Liverpool victory in at the Select Security Stadium, securing the title for a second successive season.
The Ladies head to Sweden next where they hold a 2-1 lead from the first leg of the Champions League tie against Linkoping.
— The FA WSL (@FAWSL) October 12, 2014