• Women's Super League

Liverpool Ladies win title decider against Bristol

ESPN staff
September 29, 2013
Omarsdottir lashes in the second © PA Photos

While the men's side were seeing off Sunderland to move second in the Premier League, Liverpool Ladies clinched their first Women's Super League title by beating Bristol Academy in the end-of-season decider.

Two points separated the two teams at the start of the day and Bristol needed to win to snatch the championship from their hosts, who only needed a draw.

But Liverpool dominated from the off and took the lead through Louise Fors, who scored from the spot after Nicole Rolser was upended.

Katrin Omarsdottir's finished superbly to seal the 2-0 victory which ends Arsenal's nine-year domination of the women's game.

The Gunners won eight consecutive Women's Premier League titles from 2004 and finished top for the first two seasons of the WSL.

But Liverpool and Bristol battled it out at the summit of the table all season, culminating in this winner-takes-all encounter at the Halton Stadium.

The triumph completes a remarkable turnaround for Liverpool, who finished bottom of the table for the last two seasons.

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