Leicester City are promoted to the Women’s Super League for the first time in their history after a 2-0 victory over London City Lionesses… and Emile Heskey celebrates by drowning manager Jonathan Morgan in champagne!
- Leicester City have been promoted to the WSL for the first time in their history
- The club were crowned champions after a 2-0 win over London City Lionesses
- Second half goals from Sam Tierney and Natasha Jane Flint ensured victory
- Manager Jonathan Morgan was drowned in champagne by coach Emile Heskey
Leicester City have been promoted to the Women’s Super League for the first time in their history after beating London City Lionesses 2-0 on Sunday.
Second half goals from Sam Tierney and Natasha Jane Flint ensured the Foxes were crowned champions with two games remaining.
The club have reaped the rewards after turning professional in the summer with Liverpool the only other full-time club in the Championship.
Leicester City have been promoted to the Women’s Super League for the first time
The club were crowned champions after a 2-0 victory over London City Lionesses
Sam Tierney opened the scoring in the second half before Natasha Jane Flint made it 2-0
The Reds were the favourites to regain promotion to the top flight but currently sit fourth, 12 points behind the leaders with Durham in second and Sheffield United in third.
‘It’s been a long journey for me, it’s been seven years where we were playing off parks, out of tin sheds for training rooms.
‘I remember when I first started I didn’t have even a squad, I think we had 12 players. To see that growth, it’s been a fantastic achievement.’
Jonathan Morgan’s post-match interview was interrupted by Emile Heskey, who drowned the manager in champagne
Heskey joined the Foxes as an ambassador in the summer but also works as a coach
Morgan’s post-match interview was interuppted by Emile Heskey, who doused the manager in champagne.
The former Leicester player became an ambassador for the women’s team at the start of the season but has also taken on a coaching role.
Heskey told Sportsmail in February that the club have have been training at Belvoir Drive, the Premier League facility vacated by the men’s team just before Christmas.
The women’s team were founded as an independent club in 2004 but were acquired in 2020 by the King Power group – who own the men’s club.
Leicester’s promotion took place on the birthday of former chairman Khun Vichai, who died in a helicopter crash in 2018.
Players wore shirts for the former chairman Khun Vichai, who would have been 63 on Sunday
Players celebrated their win with shirts that read: ‘Happy Birthday Khun Vichai’ with the No 63, the age he would have turned on Sunday.
Morgan also paid tribute to the former chairman and the club’s fans, adding: ‘It’s made even more special by the fact we’ve done it on Vichai’s birthday.
‘I want to say thank you to everybody for being here for us throughout the year, to all the supporters during a difficult time with Covid.’
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