Manchester City's women side made history this weekend as they claimed a first Women's Super League title, wrestling the trophy away from reigning champions Chelsea after leading from the front all season and opening up a 10-point gap over their nearest challengers.


Here's a look at the players who helped to create such a dominant team.


Karen Bardsley (GK) - The American-born England number one has been known to make mistakes but remains a tremendous shot stopper. 


Similar to Joe Hart, perhaps.


Lucy Bronze (DF) - Star full-back for both City and England who was previously named in the All-Star Team at the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada.


Demi Stokes (DF) - Durham-born left-back who joined City in 2015 after completing a four-year college scholarship playing at the University of South Florida.


Tessel Middag (MF) - The Dutch international midfielder only signed for City in June of this year, leaving behind home-town club Ajax.


Jennifer Beattie (DF) - Will be representing Scotland at their first ever major tournament at Euro 2017 next year and has previously played club football in France and Australia.


Steph Houghton (DF) - Captain of both City and England, she, like Lucy Bronze, also hails from the North East and was another named in the 2015 World Cup All-Star Team.


Kosovare Asllani (FW) - The well-travelled Swede arrived in Manchester earlier this year from European giant Paris Saint-Germain and collected an Olympic silver medal this summer.


Jill Scott (MF) - With more than 100 caps for England, the Sunderland-native has been on the scene in English women's football for more than a decade and remains a driving force for club and country.


Toni Duggan (FW) - Regularly seen in promotional material alongside City's male stars, the former Everton striker is one of the most recognisable stars of the women's game.


Daphne Corboz (MF) - Born to French parents in Alabama, raised in New Jersey and attended college in Washington DC, the American put medical school on hold to join City.


Izzy Christiansen (MF) - An incredibly bright and bubbly character, the 25-year-old was named PFA Women's Players' Player of the Year for 2015/16 in April.


Georgia Stanway (FW) - Still only 17 years of age, the rising young star scored a hat-trick when City beat Sunderland 3-0 in a win that extended their lead at the top of the table in July.


Jane Ross (FW) - With a goal every other game at international level, the striker scored both as Scotland won to end Iceland's 100% record in Euro 2017 qualifying just last week.


Nikita Parris (FW) - Joined City from Everton in January on an initial loan, during which she recorded an impressive haul of 11 goals.


Megan Campbell (DF) - An Irish international hailing from Drogheda, the left-back spent two years at college in America with the Florida State Seminoles before joining City.


Marie Hourihan (GK) - Made the switch from former champions Chelsea in December and acts as understudy to Bardsley in goal. The joker in the pack floored everyone here [Video Below].


Abbie McManus (DF) - Cruelly saw her season end prematurely in August as a result of an ankle injury after previously starting 12 of the first 14 games in all competitions.


Keira Walsh (MF) - A teenager and a star with England at youth level, the unsung hero at the base of the midfield arrived at City in June 2015 after starting her career with Blackburn.


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