Small Leagues Big Wins2nd Jun 2017 |
Many of the smaller divisions were in play this week with games from the Sky Bet Championship and Airtricity Premier Division. The Women’s Super League is also in full swing this week and will be continuing over the weekend. Another big one for the ladies as the UEFA Women’s Champions League final happened this Thursday.
Moving on up
It was a long game in the Sky Bet Championship between Huddersfield Town and Reading, playing out over a whopping 120 minutes before coming to a final score. The initial conclusion of the game was a nil all draw but then of course it went on to penalties. The eventual outcome was a second consecutive penalty shoot-out win for Huddersfield Town as they scored 4 – 3 on penalties. This dramatic game has led to Huddersfield Town being promoted to the Premier League for the very first time in 45 years.
A Ladies Game
There was lots going on this Wednesday for the ladies and it kicked off with a 1 – nil win from the Manchester City Women over Sunderland ladies. City was in full control with more than half the possession and 31 out of 39 shots being theirs. Chelsea Ladies completely outclassed Bristol City Women with a massive 4 – nil victory. Arsenal Ladies scored a single goal to take the win against Reading Women in what appeared as a rather lacklustre performance from the latter and over thirty fouls throughout the game. Lastly, Birmingham City Ladies and Yeovil Town Ladies hit a nil all draw though the after game stats did show Birmingham in a more favourable light with 71% of the game’s possession.
Thursday’s UEFA Women’s Champions League final between Lyon Feminines and Paris Saint-Germain Feminines marked the first time this league had a fully French final. Full time ended with no score on either side and as the game entered overtime, this score didn’t seem likely to change. With still no score the game turned to penalties. Eventually it was Lyon’s fourth win at 7 – 6 in an epic penalty shootout.
What’s on this weekend?
Friday night offers the Airtricity Premier division in full force. An exciting six games are on in the evening, featuring Cork City versus Dundalk, Galway United up against Bohemians and Limerick head to head with Bray Wanderers to name a few. Saturday though is the big one with the UEFA Champions League final in full swing. Juventus will be playing Real Madrid in what is hoped to be an exciting and thrilling end to the league.