Manchester United vs Chelsea Women LIVE! WSL final day result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester United vs Chelsea Women LIVE! WSL final day result, match stream and latest updates today

Manchester United vs Chelsea Women LIVE!

Emma Hayes signed off as Chelsea boss in style as her side claimed a fifth successive Women's Super League title with a 6-0 thrashing of Manchester United at Old Trafford, finishing ahead of Manchester City on goal difference.

Having started the final day of a thrilling title race with the same amount of points as City and a goal difference superior by two, Chelsea tore into their task against a United side offering little in the way of resistance, storming into a 4-0 first-half lead with two goals early on and two just before the interval. Mayra Ramirez was the star, netting a brace and setting up finishes by Johanna Rytting Kaneryd and Sjoeke Nusken.

Melanie Leupolz added a fifth for the visitors just after the break and Nusken's fellow substitute Fran Kirby, making her final appearance for the west London club, subsequently completed the rout - while City won 2-1 at Aston Villa - as they made it a glorious farewell for their manager ahead of her departing to take charge of the United States' women's team.

WSL final day latest news

  • GOAL! Kirby caps perfect afternoon

  • GOAL! Leupolz piles on misery for Man United

  • GOAL! Ramirez extends rout before half-time

  • GOAL! Nusken makes it three

  • GOAL! Rytting Kaneryd doubles advantage

FT: Man United 0-6 Chelsea

16:59 , Matt Verri

A perfect farewell for Emma Hayes!

Chelsea hammer Manchester United and they are crowned WSL champions.

Stunning performance and it’s a fifth title on the bounce.

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Man United 0-6 Chelsea

16:57 , Matt Verri

90+4 mins: Man City’s match is over, they have beaten Aston Villa 2-1.

Chelsea are seconds away from being officially crowned champions...

Man United 0-6 Chelsea

16:53 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Five minutes added on.

That’s about five more than Man United were hoping for.

Man United 0-6 Chelsea

16:50 , Matt Verri

87 mins: Hayes celebrated that goal more than any other this afternoon. Absolutely loved it.

Brilliant goal, Lawrence letting the ball run and Kirby doing the rest.

United should have a consolation at the other end, but Garcia blasts over from six yards out.

GOAL! Man United 0-6 Chelsea | Fran Kirby 85'

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It really is a perfect afternoon!

Kirby played clean through and, in his final appearance for the club, slots home in front of the away fans.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:46 , Matt Verri

83 mins: Hayes looking around, taking in every second of the closing stages.

She can fully enjoy it now - the job is done. A seventh WSL title is minutes away.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:42 , Matt Verri

78 mins: United are starting to at least enter the Chelsea half, getting their fans going again. That’s about it though.

Geyse’s cross charged down by Charles, corner.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:37 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Hemp has scored for Man City, they’re 2-1 up against Aston Villa. I wouldn’t start the comeback chat just yet.

United have had one shot in this match - a header from Le Tissier early in the match. Nothing at all since then. Nothing.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:35 , Matt Verri

71 mins: “Emma, what’s the score? Emma, Emma what’s the score?”

The Chelsea boss has done well to resist putting up five fingers to the away fans.

Two more Chelsea subs. Kirby making a final appearance, with Lawrence also on. Cuthbert and Reiten replaced.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:31 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Garcia shown a yellow card, rash challenge 20 yards out. Chelsea are going to get yet another chance to score from a free-kick.

Reiten takes charge this time - into the wall, dribbles through to Earps.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:28 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Just in case you were wondering, Chelsea are going to win the title.

Man City have just conceded to Aston Villa, it’s 1-1. The Blues can well and truly start the party.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:26 , Matt Verri

62 mins: Beever-Jones strolls into the United area, has space for the shot but delays too long.

Tries to then square it, chance has gone. United have been so, so poor, more goals in this for Chelsea if they want them.

What a dream afternoon for Hayes.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:22 , Matt Verri

59 mins: Another Chelsea free-kick, this one about three yards outside the area.

Cuthbert standing over it. Over the wall, over the bar. No real pace on it either. Apart from that, all good.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

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57 mins: There will be no Ramirez hat-trick. Beever-Jones is on to replace her.

Ingle also introduced, replacing Leupolz.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:18 , Matt Verri

55 mins: Le Tissier with the foul, Chelsea have a free-kick in a great position.

Reiten... straight into the wall.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:16 , Matt Verri

53 mins: Ramirez receiving some treatment, will she be forced to come off?

She’s going to try and continue, desperate for that hat-trick you’d imagine. United praying she had to be taken off.

Man United 0-5 Chelsea

16:14 , Matt Verri

51 mins: United are so scared of Ramirez it’s almost cruel. Again she shrugs off the challenges in the box, winning a corner for Chelsea.

Taken short, Cuthbert eventually looks to whip it in and it’s blocked.

GOAL! Man United 0-5 Chelsea | Melanie Leupolz 47'

16:10 , Matt Verri

Here we go again!

Earps with a superb save to deny Rytting Kaneryd, but it only delays the inevitable.

Ball played back into the middle and Leupolz on the stretch finishes.

Back underway!

16:08 , Matt Verri

Second-half is up and running at Old Trafford.

Ramirez on fire!

16:00 , Matt Verri

A masterclass from the Chelsea striker.

HT: Man United 0-4 Chelsea

15:59 , Matt Verri

Well that was fairly emphatic.

Chelsea have let Man United have plenty of the ball, but have ruthlessly taken their chances when they have come.

Ramirez sensational, and Man City need a miracle if they are to deny Chelsea the title. A miracle or SIX goals.

Man United 0-4 Chelsea

15:51 , Matt Verri

45+4 mins: Big fist pumps from Hayes towards the Chelsea fans.

She knows the job is pretty much done. The Blues are, surely, going to win the title and end Hayes’ reign in the perfect way.

GOAL! Man United 0-4 Chelsea | Mayra Ramirez 45+2'

15:49 , Matt Verri

This is a demolition at Old Trafford.

Ramirez is running riot, just bulldozes through a couple of challenges in the box and fires past Earps, into the far corner.

Too good.

Man United 0-3 Chelsea

15:47 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: Six minutes added on.

United have been really poor at the back, haven’t been able to live with Ramirez at all.

Ruthless from Chelsea. The title is within touching distance.

GOAL! Man United 0-3 Chelsea | Sjoeke Nusken 44'

15:45 , Matt Verri

Title race over?

Long spell of possession for the visitors, before Ramirez then charges down the right wing and Turner can’t get near her.

Drives into the box, ball across the face of goal and Nusken can’t miss.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:42 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Macario can’t continue, Nusken on to replace her.

James is on the bench for Chelsea this afternoon, but she will have to wait if she is to feature.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:39 , Matt Verri

37 mins: Both managers call the players over for a team talk, as Macario goes down and needs some treatment.

Will Chelsea be asking for the score at Villa Park? It’s currently 1-0 to Man City. Reminder that they need four goals as it stands to pip Chelsea to the title.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:35 , Matt Verri

34 mins: No pace in the match at all. United dominating possession, Chelsea sitting there with confidence that the hosts can’t break them down.

Couple more City goals and the Blues will have to get back on the front foot....

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:32 , Matt Verri

31 mins: This appears to be United’s best bet - corner time.

Zelem deep towards Turner, but Charles is there for Chelsea to clear.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:30 , Matt Verri

28 mins: All of United’s attacks coming down their left through Garcia, she looks the most likely to make something happen.

Very quiet apart from that though. Toone hasn’t had a kick.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:25 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Macario swings in a brilliant free-kick, flicked behind for another Chelsea corner.

Reiten takes, Ramirez jumps but it’s through everyone. Bit of a scrappy period in the match, Chelsea have certainly eased off since that flying start.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:23 , Matt Verri

22 mins: City have taken the lead at Aston Villa, so it is going to be decided by goal difference as it stands.

Need plenty more though, do City. Four more.

Chelsea win a corner, their second of the match. Fired in at the near post, whistle goes for a foul.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:20 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Corner for United, Cuthbert turning the ball behind.

Great ball in from Zelem, Le Tissier with the run to the near post and she flicks a header off the top of the bar!

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:18 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Chelsea happy enough to let United have the ball at the back. No real desire to force the issue, with the big cushion they have.

Hosts starting to keep the ball a bit better, getting into this match at last.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:14 , Matt Verri

13 mins: Reiten swings in the Chelsea corner, cleared away and United can break.

Toone goes for the big switch, cut out though and Chelsea swiftly put an end to that danger.

Man United 0-2 Chelsea

15:12 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Should be 3-0!

United are being torn apart out wide. Ball rolled across the face of goal, Reiten has to score but can’t make proper contact when she looked certain tap in.

GOAL! Man United 0-2 Chelsea | Johanna Rytting Kaneryd 8'

15:10 , Matt Verri

It’s two!

United all over the place. Ramirez allowed to bring the ball down, turn and play Rytting Kaneryd clean through on goal.

Earps flies off her line, the Chelsea winger finishes brilliantly, dinking off the inside of the post.

Man United 0-1 Chelsea

15:08 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Interesting to see how Chelsea play it now. Stay on the front foot, try and really take City out of it on goal difference? Or just focus on winning?

Rytting in behind, a couple of attempts at cutting the ball back but United

Man United 0-1 Chelsea

15:05 , Matt Verri

4 mins: Such a good cross from Reiten, Ramirez never going to miss from there.

Man City have real problems now - they need to score four.

GOAL! Man United 0-1 Chelsea | Mayra Ramirez 2'

15:03 , Matt Verri

Some start!

We’ve played 90 seconds and the Blues are in front. Ball whipped in from the left wing, Ramirez free in the middle and she rises highest to head home from six yards out.


15:01 , Matt Verri

Underway at Old Trafford!

Here we go!

14:58 , Matt Verri

Teams are out, sun is shining.

Emma Hayes has strolled along the touchline, applauding the away fans in the far corner. Time to get up and running.

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The players are back in the dressing room. Not long now.

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Not long until kick-off. Not long until Emma Hayes bid farewell. Not long until the WSL title is decided.

It is in Chelsea’s hands. Will they make it five in a row?

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14:33 , Alex Young

Final prep.

Team news in full

14:27 , Alex Young

Manchester United XI: Earps, Riviere, Le Tissier, Turner, Blundell, Naalsund, Zelem, Toone, Malard, Williams, Garcia.

Subs: Tullis-Joyce, Evans, Rabjohn, Mannion, Guerrero, Ladd, Miyazawa, Geyse, Parris

Chelsea XI: Musovic, Carter, Bright, Bjorn, Charles, Cuthbert, Leupolz, Reiten, Kaneryd, Macario, Ramirez.

Subs: Hampton, Ingle, Nusken, James, Lawrence, Kirby, Hamano, Buchanan, Beever-Jones

14:21 , Alex Young

It's one change for Manchester United from their FA Cup Final victory as Malard comes in for the injury Galton.

Interestingly, Earps, Zelem and Le Tissier have played every minute of the WSL season so far, and start again today.

Manchester United XI

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...and here are the hosts!

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So, Lauren James is not fit to start as she takes her place on the bench.

She is joined by Fran Kirby. Expect both to get on the pitch at some point today.

Chelsea XI

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Here we go!

13:57 , Alex Young

Team news is imminent.

Man United in party mode

13:53 , Alex Young

A word on Manchester United, who will be celebrating last weekend's FA Cup Final win over Tottenham.

They ran out 4-0 winners at Wembley to secure a successful season but in the WSL it has been less memorable as they sit in fifth, some 17 points off today's opponents.

They lost the last league meeting 3-1 but knocked Chelsea out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 semi-final win.

It will not be all Chelsea's own way today.

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13:39 , Alex Young

Atmosphere is building outside Old Trafford.


Chelsea team news

13:34 , Alex Young

Lauren James is pushing to start after a late cameo in the win over Tottenham in midweek. It was the forward's first outing in three, but is likely to be fit for a place in Emma Hayes' final XI.

James scored a hat-trick the last time these two teams met, in a 3-1 win.

Fran Kirby is expected to came on for a late cameo in what will be her final game.

Chelsea are without Sam Kerr, Mia Fishel and defender Aniek Nouwen due to knee injuries. There are question marks over Jelena Cankovic and Mayra Ramirez.

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Hayes: Pressure is off Chelsea

13:19 , Alex Young

Emma Hayes will be proud of her players regardless of the outcome of Saturday's Women's Super League finale.

Ahead of facing FA Cup winners Manchester United at Old Trafford, Chelsea top the table on goal difference, two better off than second-placed Manchester City, whose final game is against Aston Villa at Villa Park.

The west Londoners are bidding for what would be a fifth successive WSL title and 14th major trophy in 12 years under Hayes, who is departing afterwards to take charge of the United States' women's team.

Hayes told a press conference: "I want to be as professional as I can to the end. So all the attention and focus is on getting a team ready today.

"I want to have a great training session, we get to hopefully play in front of a sold out, or close to sold out, crowd at Old Trafford.

"And to be in with a shout of a title on the last day, that's all I've asked for from the players - and no matter the outcome tomorrow, I'm just extremely proud of the efforts to put us in this position.

"I think we're accustomed to being in that position. We've had a lot of winning, and so I don't really think the pressure is on us.

"Of course I'd love to leave with another title, but it definitely won't define my tenure here.

"I promise you they'll play with freedom tomorrow. There's no pressures, merely joy and privilege, and their manager is so, so proud of everything they've done and I just want to look forward and make sure it's a day where we can just be Chelsea tomorrow."

Big day

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WSL title permutations

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Chelsea manager Emma Hayes had all but conceded the title after a 4-3 loss to Liverpool on May 1, as they fell six points behind City with an inferior goal difference, but still with a game in hand.

Chelsea managed to take advantage of City’s slip-up by winning both of their games, including an 8-0 thrashing of already relegated Bristol City that means they now have a better goal difference than their rivals and sit top as a result.

All Chelsea need to do then to win a record seventh WSL title in Hayes’ final match in charge before she leaves to take over the USA national team is at least match City’s result on the last day. Chelsea play fifth-placed FA Cup winners Manchester United away from home, while Manchester City travel to seventh-placed Aston Villa.

If both teams win, City need to better Chelsea’s margin of victory by at least three goals. If both teams lose, City will have to lose by three goals less than Chelsea.

If both teams are level on goal difference by the end of those games, the title will be settled by who scored the most goals.

Chelsea currently have scored six more, so it’s likely that will be sufficient to find a winner. If that’s still not enough, the title will be settled by head-to-head record, where City have the edge after winning 1-0 away at Chelsea in February. The two sides drew 1-1 in October.

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Emma Hayes could deliver Chelsea parting gift in best possible way

12:47 , Alex Young

On her final day in charge of Chelsea, Emma Hayes could sign off with her most dramatic Women’s Super League title yet. The tension will be higher than ever, but that is just how she likes it.

Speaking on Wednesday night, after Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Tottenham put them top of the table (ahead of Manchester City on goal difference), Hayes gave some insight into her team-talk style. “I said to them, proverbially speaking, it’s like going in with a gun in your mouth. How do you want to respond to that?”

It was a classic line from Hayes, painting a vivid picture of the pressure cooker Chelsea operate within. This is the fourth year in a row that the title race has gone down to the final day of the season and, in every single one, Chelsea have found a way to put themselves in the driving seat.

“That will be the thing I remember the most,” Hayes said of her squad. “It won’t be the wins, it will be the ability of human beings to keep finding a way.” The same could be said of how Hayes will be remembered in England, where the overflowing silverware — 15 trophies and a possible 16th — do little to fully measure her impact on women’s football in this country.

If her team beat Manchester United at Old Trafford, or simply better Manchester City’s result at Villa Park, they will land their fifth consecutive WSL title. Regardless of how it pans out, Hayes will be leaving a huge hole in the women’s game.

During her Chelsea reign, Hayes has become the unofficial spokesperson for the sport, coinciding with a pivotal moment of growth. She is easily the most high-profile female manager in the country, rivalled only by England manager Sarina Wiegman.

Read more: Emma Hayes could deliver Chelsea parting gift in best possible way

How to watch Manchester United vs Chelsea

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TV channel: In the UK, live coverage of Manchester United vs Chelsea will be shown on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League, Sky Sports Showcase and Sky Sports Ultra HDR.

Live stream: Fans with a Sky Sports subscription can also watch the game live online via the Sky Go app.


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Good afternoon and welcome to the Standard’s LIVE coverage of the Women’s Super League clash between Manchester United and Chelsea.

It is Emma Hayes’ final game as manager, ending a 12-year reign, and the WSL title is on the line. The Blues must beat United to clinch a fifth crown on the trot and deny Manchester City.

Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 3pm. Stick with us.

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