🏅 WSL Awards: Record breakers, look at the pace, Merseyside's best Park! | OneFootball

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Lewis Ambrose·26 September 2022

🏅 WSL Awards: Record breakers, look at the pace, Merseyside's best Park!

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A huge WSL weekend included two big derby wins and some record-breaking feats. Here’s the best of the action.


The Solid as a Rock Award

Arsenal aren’t just off to a flyer in the new season but they’re picking up where they left off last season and creating history in the process.

A 4-0 win against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium saw them become the first team in WSL history to go eight games without conceding. And they’ve won all eight too.


The Packed House Award

One day a crowd of over 47,000 at a WSL game celebrating a goal scored by an England star will be normal. This weekend it was a piece of history.

The north London derby set a new attendance record for the league and it wasn’t the only game that brought the fans out, with every match attended by over 2,000 and the Merseyside derby attracting 27,574 to Anfield.

The future is about to begin.


The Award for History repeating

Talk about a bogey team. Manchester City were excellent at Chelsea, especially in the first half. Their 12 shots before the break was the most a team has managed against Chelsea in a WSL first half since 2013.

Yet the champions went home with all three points, becoming the first team in WSL history to beat City in three consecutive meetings and they did so having not conceded in any of those games.


The Speedy González Award

Lucía García netted her first Manchester United goal at West Ham and she showed some serious pace in doing so.

Whoosh.


The Best Park is across the Park Award

Everton fans aren’t particularly used to making the trip across Stanley Park for a game and then making it again with the three points in tow.

With the stage set at a busy Anfield, newly-promoted Liverpool couldn’t follow up last week’s impressive opening weekend win against Chelsea with another as Everton were just a class above.

The pick of the three goals was undoubtedly Jess Park’s calmly taken effort as she capped a mesmerising performance with a goal.