THE 2019-20 Women’s Super League and Championship season has been ended with immediate effect bringing an early end to the season for Cumbria’s Georgia Stanway.

Her club Manchester City led the league by one point from Chelsea when the campaign was suspended with the London club having a game in hand.

The competitions were suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Now a decision has been taken not to try to restart but to instead focus on preparations for 2020-21.

A statement on the Football Association’s website said the decision had been reached after “overwhelming feedback” from the clubs.

Recommendations for settling the sporting outcomes of the season - such as which teams should represent England in the 2020-21 Women’s Champions League - have been sent to the FA board for consideration.

A statement read: “Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the FA Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship board has been in regular consultation with clubs and key stakeholders from across both leagues.

"This is to identify the most suitable and appropriate way to conclude the 2019-20 season and to give clubs and players the clarity and support they need at this time.

"The decision to bring an end to the 2019-20 season was made in the best interest of the women’s game.”