🥇 WSL Awards: Flailing limbs, inevitable hero and the tweet of the year | OneFootball

🥇 WSL Awards: Flailing limbs, inevitable hero and the tweet of the year

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Emily Wilson

They were plenty of close calls in the Women’s Super League this week as the title race goes down to the wire and clubs aim to better their position in the table.

And it’s time to hand out our awards.


The Safe Hands Award

Aston Villa were seconds away from securing a big result against reigning champions Chelsea thanks to the efforts of goalkeeper Hannah Hampton who seemed to have the limbs of an octopus before falling 1-0 at the death.


The Inevitable Hero Award

In unsurprising fashion when Chelsea needed a hero against Aston Villa the inevitable Sam Kerr popped up in the 92nd minute to save the day with an outrageous finish and a Brandi Chastain-inspired celebration.


The Tweet of the Year Award

Sam Kerr may have made the headlines but Erin Cuthbert takes home the moment of the weekend with her glorious tweet highlighting manager Emma Hayes’ passionate reaction. Scenes.


The Play Football With Your Feet Award

This is just a subtle reminder to Leah Williamson that football is not played with your hands. Having seemingly handled in her own box against Chelsea recently, there was another incident in the opposite box against Brighton on Sunday evening. Be careful, Leah!


The Teenage Dream Award

Nineteen-year-old Maya Le Tissier made some history this weekend after making her 53rd WSL appearance, breaking Jess Carter’s record for most appearances by a teenager.


The Oozing Confidence Award

Manchester United’s win over Reading keeps their Champions League dreams within reach and manager Marc Skinner praised not only his side’s performance but their overall development:

“I was seeing a progression in their attitude and commitment game by game. They take a knockout punch against a game where we might lose it but they come back the next game and they come back the next game. We’re building this really resilient mentality.

“They’re confident from each other and what they get from each other … they’ve got to have that attitude and I’ve seen it over the last few weeks. That attitude is growing, growing, growing at the right time.”


The Back With a Bang Award

On her first start since having surgery on a fractured foot in November, Adriana Leon was back amongst the goals for West Ham volleying home Kateřina Svitková’s corner for the eventual winner.


The Nightmare Returns Award

Caroline Weir is unstoppable for Manchester City at the moment scoring in yet another big match as the Blues beat Tottenham to continue their trek up the table.


The Statement Signing Award

It hasn’t taken long for Swedish forward Stina Blackstenius to settle in England and she’s hit the ground running for Arsenal, scoring twice against Brighton to bring her tally to four goals and one assist in six matches.


The Back in High Spirits Award

Everton have experienced a turbulent season so far but their hard-fought comeback over Leicester City means its back-to-back wins for the first time since December and moves them away from the drop.