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Summary

  1. Chelsea win the WSL 1 title
  2. FT: Birmingham 0-2 Chelsea
  3. Four teams had final-day title hopes
  4. FT: Liverpool 1-3 Man City
  5. Man City second, Reds fourth
  6. FT: Bristol City 0-5 Arsenal
  7. Arsenal finish third, unbeaten
  8. FT: Sunderland 1-1 Reading

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By Tom Garry

All times stated are UK

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Chelsea lift the WSL 1 Spring Series title

That's all for this afternoon, folks. Thanks for following the WSL Spring Series across the BBC.

Chelsea claimed the title after an impressive campaign which saw them score 32 times in just eight games.

They'll celebrate tonight. Until next time, good bye.

Chelsea were 'relaxed' - Hayes

Chelsea lift the WSL 1 Spring Series title

Chelsea Ladies boss Emma Hayes tells BT Sport: "I've got a really good dressing room.

"They were relaxed. When you've got quality players, you don't have to do too much.

"I've got so many winners, so many quality players."

The final standings

Chelsea lift the WSL 1 Spring Series title

Table
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Here are the final standings in WSL 1, after the eight-game Spring Series.

Champions Chelsea began the final day top of the pile and they stay there.

Meanwhile, Reading's draw at Sunderland moved them above Birmingham into sixth.

Arsenal are unbeaten, but finish third.

Watch Weir's Liverpool goal

FT: Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

In the title race, it wasn't to be for Liverpool or Manchester City today.

But late on in their game, Caroline Weir netted a fine consolation goal, which you can watch back here.

Liverpool's Caroline Weir grabs late consolation goal

'Exciting league'

FT: Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"It's good to see there's not just one team dominating the league. It makes it exciting.

"We don't want one team running away with it."

CHAMPAGNE MOMENT

Chelsea lift the WSL 1 Spring Series title

Chelsea captain Katie Chapman lifts the WSL 1 Spring Series trophy into the sky!

They've ended Manchester City's run of three consecutive domestic club trophies.

FULL-TIME

Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

Manchester City get their win to secure second spot.

But they miss out on the title as Chelsea got their own job done.

CHELSEA WIN THE SPRING SERIES

FT: Birmingham 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea celebrate at Birmingham. They've been deserved winners today. It was relatively comfortable for them.

'Champione, Champione, ole, ole ole' is the chant, as the players gather for a huddle in the middle.

'Deserved goal'

Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"Liverpool deserved their goal and Caroline Weir deserved to score it. She's been the go-to player for Liverpool."

BreakingFULL-TIME

Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

There it is! Chelsea win the WSL 1 Spring Series.

Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

But leaders Chelsea are seconds away from the title...

GOAL: Liverpool 1-3 Manchester City

Caroline Weir

Liverpool get a deserved consolation goal as Scotland's Caroline Weir curls in after cutting in from the right.

Liverpool's Caroline Weir grabs late consolation goal

FULL-TIME

Bristol City 0-5 Arsenal

Arsenal have won convincingly, to finish unbeaten and move up to third.

Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

As five minutes of added time are indicated, Chelsea's Ramona Bachmann drills a shot from the edge of the area straight at the keeper.

Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

It's very hard to argue that Chelsea won't be worthy champions.

At the back, they've conceded only three times in the entire campaign.

They haven't conceded any goals to any side outside the top three in the league.

GOAL: Bristol City 0-5 Arsenal

Beth Mead

Arsenal are ending the season on a high - substitute Beth Mead makes it five.

Bristol City Womens look dejected
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Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

Chelsea have another six minutes plus stoppage time to avoid conceding twice, to win the title.

They're in control. Birmingham have thrown players forward but can't break through the resolute Chelsea defence just yet.

'Liverpool need to be more ruthless'

Liverpool 0-3 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"Liverpool have arguably been the better team especially in the second half.

"But if you are not going to take your chances then you are not going to win games.

"If Liverpool can add a bit of ruthlessness to their team, they will be right up there in THE winter."

GOALS: Bristol City 0-4 Arsenal

Carla Humphrey & Danielle van de Donk

Arsenal are cruising now, as they fire in two quickfire goals from Carla Humphrey and Danielle van de Donk to make it 4-0.

They're going to finish their eight-game league campaign unbeaten.

But they're not going to climb any higher than third today, owing to scorelines elsewhere.

WATCH: Campbell curls in City's third

Liverpool 0-3 Manchester City

Megan Campbell scored Manchester City's third goal of the afternoon a short while ago from a really tight angle.

Watch her first goal for the club here.

Megan Campbell scores free-kick from tight angle

'Fantastic Spring Series'

Liverpool 0-3 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"The results are going more or less as I expected. You'd expect Birmingham and Liverpool to put up good fights but Chelsea are tough to play against.

"It sets it up nicely for winter. It's been a fantastic Spring Series."

CLOSE!

Liverpool 0-3 Manchester City

Liverpool should pull one back, but Jess Clarke heads agonisingly wide from a left-wing free-kick.

City keeper Marie Hourihan was beaten. But it's not to be for Liverpool.

CLOSE!

Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

After a flowing Chelsea move, the ball is rolled back to Maren Mjelde on the edge of the area, but she fires over the bar.

'Never admit you didn't mean it'

Liverpool 0-3 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"Megan Campbell's reaction tells me she is not used to scoring goals. Never admit you didn't mean a goal!

"That's another goalkeeping error I'm afraid - you shoudn't be beaten from there.

"I think the scoreline slightly flatters City. We haven't seen anything from them this half and Liverpool can count themselves unfortunate."

GOAL: Liverpool 0-3 Manchester City

Megan Campbell

Direct from a free-kick, Megan Campbell curls in, beating Siobhan Chamberlain at the near post.

Liverpool's faint title hopes are now well and truly over.

But Man City's win won't give them the title as it stands, with leaders Chelsea still 2-0 up at Birmingham.

Megan Campbell scores free-kick from tight angle

Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

Karen Carney (centre)
The FA

With around 25 minutes to play, Chelsea are on course to win the Spring Series.

They'd have to concede two goals to blow it from here.

'Liverpool much brighter'

Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"A Liverpool goal might make Manchester City a little nervous. In terms of possession they have started the second half much brighter and this is much better from them."

GOAL: Birmingham City 0-2 Chelsea

Fran Kirby

Chelsea have at least one hand on the title now!

Gemma Davison's low cross from the right is spilled by Birmingham keeper Ann-Katrin Berger and it rolls back off the far post straight to England striker Fran Kirby, who simply could not miss.

She tucks in from one yard and Chelsea are almost there...

Fran Kirby of Chelsea Ladies celebrates
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Elsewhere...

Sunderland 1-1 Reading

Meanwhile, mid-table Sunderland have equalised against Reading, through substitute Beverly Leon, who finds the bottom corner.

Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

Liverpool's Shanice van de Sanden clashes heads unfortunately with England skipper Steph Houghton, as they both challenge for a header.

That looks painful. Both players receive treatment.

WATCH: Lawley doubles City's lead

Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

In case you missed it earlier, watch Mel Lawley's 'beautiful goal' which doubled Manchester City's lead just before half-time at Liverpool.

Remember, the whole game is live on the BBC Red Button and at the top of this page.

Mel Lawley's 'beautiful goal' doubles City's lead

GOAL: Bristol City 0-2 Arsenal

Jordan Nobbs

Arsenal look well on course for victory now as England star Jordan Nobbs doubles their lead with a tidy finish.

She's had an outstanding campaign.

GREAT SAVE!

Bristol City 0-1 Arsenal

Arsenal almost have a second but Heather O'Reilly's bouncing effort is really well saved by Bristol City's Caitlin Leach.

KICK-OFF

Birmingham City 0-1 Chelsea

Leaders Chelsea - who are 45 minutes away from winning the Spring Series - get their game back under way.

Rachel Williams of Birmingham City Ladies and Millie Bright of Chelsea Ladies
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City's second 'came out of nowhere'

HT: Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

Helen Ward

Wales' all-time record scorer on the BBC Red Button

"It's a great strike that came out of nowhere. It's a nice turn and Mel Lawley has sent it into the top corner.

"I don't know if I'm being a bit harsh but maybe if Siobhan Chamberlain had moved a bit quicker... She will have certainly expected her defence to deal with it."

As it stands at the top

Table
BBC Sport

Here's how the top of the table looks at half-time, with the top three all winning.

Elsewhere, Reading's first-half goal at Sunderland has seen them leapfrog the Lady Black cats and move up to fifth for now.

How Man City took the lead

HT: Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

Relive the moment Manchester City's Jill Scott headed home from close range to give her side the lead against Liverpool.

Jill Scott gives Man City the lead

HALF-TIME

Liverpool 0-2 Manchester City

After Jill Scott's header and Mel Lawley's long-range effort, Manchester City are in control.

But they need Chelsea to concede to have any hope of winning the league.

HALF-TIME

Birmingham City 0-1 Chelsea

Leaders Chelsea are ahead at the break thanks to Karen Carney's penalty.

They'll be champions if they keep hold of their lead in the second half.