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MCWFC Fall Just Short of WSL Crown but secure UCL Football

Manchester City's Women's team finishes second in the WSL

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Manchester City's women finished second in the WSL despite a 2-1 victory over Notts County on Sunday.Chelsea won the league by defeating Sunderland. However, the second place finish is good enough for the Lady Blues to qualify for next season's UEFA Women's Champions League. It will be Manchester City's first appearance in the elite competition.

After the match Manchester City's Izzy Christiansen spoke to the media:

"It was a really highly-contested game and I'm delighted we came away with three points and secured Champions League football for next season, which is a massive achievement for the club.

"We'll go away now and rest and come back next season ready to challenge for trophies."
"The record since the World Cup speaks for itself," she continued. "We've been pretty formidable going forward and the team has been solid at the back, showing what a driving force we are.

"We're gutted that Chelsea didn't slip up but we just controlled what we could control and that was to try to win."

The club will begin its Champions League journey in the autumn of 2016. Around the same time, the Lady Blues might just be chasing next season's WSL crown.