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City claim second European spot
 Women's Football WSL1 News - 25 May 2018
Manchester City took the runners-up spot in WSL 1 and the second qualifying place for the UEFA Women's Champions League after they defeated Everton 3-0 in their final match of the season.
Jill Scott curled home the opening goal midway through the first half and twelve minutes after half time, Nikita Parris volleyed home her eleventh league goal of the season. Scott then capitalised on a back pass to score her second against her former club on the hour and seal a top two finish for her team for the third successive season.
Arsenal went into their game at Bristol City needing the Cityzens to slip up whilst winning themselves and they did their best, notching up a 6-1 victory but they have to settle for third place. Danielle van de Donk headed the Gunners in front and Kim Little slotted home the second from the penalty spot after Danielle Carter had been brought down by Danique Kerkdijk. Leah Williamson bundled in following a corner, Beth Mead drilled a powerful shot into the corner of the net from 25 yards and Katie McCabe made it five just before half time. The Vixens came more into the game after the break and pulled one back when Chloe Arthur intercepted a poor clearance to chip home but Arsenal were not finished and van de Donk netted her second with another powerful header.
Chelsea went into their game at Liverpool needing to avoid defeat in order to finish the season unbeaten. This record looked to be under serious threat though as the Reds raced into a two-goal lead in the opening eight minutes through Jess Clarke and Niamh Charles. However, Eniola Aluko reduced the arrears with twenty minutes remaining on her final appearance for the club and Ji So-Yun netted twice in a three minute spell to turn the match on its head and ensure that Chelsea remain undefeated and win the title by a final margin of six points.
Fourth place was up for grabs as Birmingham City played host to Reading FC Women and it was the Royals who claimed their highest ever finishing position as they battled out a 1-1 draw. Brooke Chaplen kept up good run of scoring form at the end of the season by giving Reading a fourth minute lead, but the Blues hit back just before the half hour to equalise through Ellen White, who became the first player to score fifteen league goals in a top flight season since the formation of the WSL.
Sunderland finish in seventh place after coming from behind to beat Yeovil Town 2-1. Ann Marie Heatherson drilled in only Yeovil's second league goal of the season to give them the lead at the break but goals either side of the hour mark from Keira Ramshaw and Bridget Galloway gave Sunderland the points and a winning end to the season.

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