Women's Super League should be decided on points-per-game with relegation scrapped, says Brighton manager Hope Powell

The Women’s Super League (WSL) season should be decided on a points-per-game basis with relegation scrapped, according to Brighton and Hove Albion manager Hope Powell.

Reuters May 22, 2020 12:50:03 IST
Women's Super League should be decided on points-per-game with relegation scrapped, says Brighton manager Hope Powell

The Women’s Super League (WSL) season should be decided on a points-per-game basis with relegation scrapped, according to Brighton and Hove Albion manager Hope Powell.

Womens Super League should be decided on pointspergame with relegation scrapped says Brighton manager Hope Powell

Manchester City's Lauren Hemp, right, and Arsenal's Leah Williamson battle for the ball in a Women's Super League fixture. AP

Football in England has been suspended since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the English Football Association said on Wednesday they are in talks with the WSL and the second-tier Women’s Championship over ways to conclude the season.

“For me, points per game with no relegation,” Powell said during a Zoom conference. “I think it would be hugely unfair to relegate a team when the season hasn’t been able to be played out through nobody’s fault.

“Perhaps promote one from the Championship. I think it’s really important that there is an outcome, certainly for Champions League places.”

Manchester City were top of the WSL table, one point ahead of second-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand, when matches were suspended.

Powell’s Brighton were in ninth place and safe from relegation while Liverpool were bottom of the standings.

Under the points-per-game system, Chelsea would leapfrog Man City to take the title and Liverpool would be relegated to the second tier. Aston Villa, who were six points clear at the top of the Women’s Championship, would be promoted.

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