WSL end of season awards: Best manager, best player, biggest disappointment & more

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2023-05-30 10:27:47  • 12 mins

Is it really all over? So it is. A title-race for the ages and a relegation battle that went to the wire, the 2022-23 WSL season was an enthralling and engrossing occasion that can now, officially, finally be filed away.

Emma Hayes Chelsea once again laid claim to the WSL trophy, their latest final-day hoorah at relegated Reading hosting a drastic contrast of emotions for the two sides competing. As Hayes players romped through another trophy-lift tableau in front of their voracious fanbase, Kelly Chambers Reading stood motionless on the pitchs opposite side, taking in the Blues raucous bacchanal as they attempted to reconcile their own sentencing to the Championship after eight seasons in the top-flight.

Meanwhile, Manchester United pushed the eventual champions to the brink, and while their 1-0 victory over Liverpool secured only runners-up status, the unanticipated success of Marc Skinners side this season has been one of the campaigns more thrilling subplots.

Arsenal defied an ACL plague to keep hold of a European place, while Rachel Dalys goalscoring exploits at Aston Villa have positioned Carla Ward and co as an exciting prospect for next season.

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