Chelsea won the Women’s Super League title and Aston Villa was declared the winner of the second tier women’s championship by the English Football Association (FA) on Friday after the end of the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The FA Board has taken a majority decision to decide the 2019-20 FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship on the basis of one point per basic game, with promotion and relegation determined on the basis of sporting merit.” , the FA said in a statement.
As a result, the FA Board today confirmed the decision to award the 2019-20 Barclays FA Women’s Super League title to Chelsea FC Women, and to award the Women’s Championship title. of the 2019-20 FA at Aston Villa Women FC. “
The decision to award the title by points per game is a blow to Manchester City.
City were atop the WSL table and one point ahead of second-placed Chelsea after playing one game more than their rivals when the season was put on hold in mid-March.
Both teams have qualified for the Women’s Champions League next season.
Liverpool, the last, whose men’s side are two wins away from securing a first top-level crown in 30 years, will be relegated to second tier for the 2020-21 season.
“As the 2019-2020 results have been erased between Tier 3 and Tier 7 of the women’s pyramid, there will be no relegation or promotion between the FA Women’s Championship and Tier 3 this season,” added the FA.
The Women’s FA Cup is in the quarter-finals and the FA has said an update on the status of the competition will be released after a board meeting later this month.
He added that the FA is working with clubs as well as other stakeholders to plan for next season, with target start dates to be announced soon.