FA WSL 2014 title decider free-to-view on BT Sport website

The climax to the 2014 FA WSL title race is the most exciting in the league’s short history so far and BT Sport will provide fans with comprehensive coverage of the final day action’s, including free live streaming via btsport.com.

Chelsea, Birmingham City and Liverpool all in contention to be crowned champions on Sunday, October 12, and this exciting three-way fight to lift the crown will be available to watch on BT Sport 2, or via a special free-to-view live stream on the BT Sport website.

Emma Hayes’ Chelsea side thought they had wrapped up the title in the last round of fixtures after they notched an impressive 5-2 victory over Everton.

However, those celebrations were cut short as a late winner from Birmingham City’s Karen Carney at Manchester City kept her side in the title hunt and they now go into their match at home to Notts County two points behind Chelsea.

Liverpool are the third team in the title chase following a dramatic 3-3 draw at Arsenal, with Gemma Davison grabbing an equaliser two minutes into stoppage time.

Nothing but a win will do for the Reds at home to Bristol Academy as they sit three points off top spot and therefore require both Chelsea and Birmingham to lose their matches.

If the west Londoners beat Manchester City, they will lift the trophy, but if Emma Hayes’ side lose and Birmingham beat Notts County the Midlands club will clinch the crown.

In the event of the Chelsea draw and a Birmingham City win, the title will go to whichever of those two teams have the superior goal difference, while a fourth scenario could see Liverpool emerge victorious on goal difference, if their two WSL 1 rivals both lose and the Reds beat Bristol Academy.

Should two or more teams end with identical records, there will be a play-off to decide who claims the WSL title, though Chelsea are the side in the box seat to secure the trophy outright on Sunday afternoon.

BT Sport will broadcast live coverage of Manchester City’s clash with FA WSL champions-elect Chelsea on BT Sport 2 and in a special move it will also be made available for free online at btsport.com.

Helen Skelton-Myler presents live coverage from pitchside at Manchester Sportcity, where a win for leaders Chelsea against Manchester City will see the Blues crowned as WSL champions.

Alongside her to provide to expert analysis and comment throughout the afternoom will be England Women’s head coach Mark Sampson and Scotland international Kim Little, while match commentary comes from Steve Bower and Lucy Ward.

In addition to the live match, BT Sport will also have cameras at the Liverpool v Bristol Academy and Birmingham City v Notts County games, ensuring viewers can keep track of all the goals as they go around teh country in on the final day.

Commenting on the channel’s coverage of the finale to the 2014 FA WSL season, Simon Green, head of BT Sport said: “It’s all still to play for as we approach the final games of the WSL season.

“We’ve extended our coverage to ensure that viewers don’t miss any of the excitement as it happens and we’re delighted to be making it available for anyone to watch online.

“Tune in on Sunday from 1.30pm on BT Sport 2 and on the BT Sport App, and for those who don’t have BT Sport you can still catch all of the action, live on btsport.com.”

In addition to the season finale of the FA WSL 1 season, BT Sport will also screen live coverage of the 2014 FA WSL Continental Cup Final on Thursday, October 16, between Arsenal and Manchester City.

The Gunners will be looking to lift the trophy for a fourth consecutive season when they take on City, who make their first ever Continental Cup final appearance, at Wycombe Wanderers’ Adams Park stadium, with the match kicking-off at 7.45pm.

BT Sport has been the exclusive live television broadcast partner of the FA WSL since the summer of 2013, and its coverage includes selected live games during the season, along with regular highlights programmes and the weekly WSL Review Show.

BBC Sport will screen free-to-air highlights and all the key goals from the final day of the FA WSL season in the final edition of this season’s regular magazine series The Women’s Football Show, airing on Monday, October 13 at 7.00pm on BBC Three.

There will be live reports and updates from the final day of the season via the BBC Sport website, where match highlights and interviews will be available shortly after the final whistle, while fans can catch up on the BBC Three show via BBC iPlayer shortly after transmission.


Sunday 12th October

FA WSL 1: Manchester City Women v Chelsea Ladies

Kick-off: 14:00  |  Manchester Sportcity

LIVE: 1.30pm-4.30pm  BT Sport 2



Monday 13th October

The Women’s Football Show

Highlights: 7.00pm-7.30pm  BBC Three