Manchester City finished the Women’s Super League season unbeaten while Chelsea secured Champions League football with victory over Reading.
City, who clinched the league title in September, dropped points for just the third time all campaign after Aoife Mannion scored an early penalty for Birmingham.
It was only the fourth goal City have conceded but they ensured it did not turn into a first loss as Demi Stokes equalised with a cross that caught out Ann-Katrin Berger to secure a 1-1 draw.
Meanwhile, Yeovil Town Ladies will play top-flight football next season after securing promotion alongside Bristol City with a 2-0 victory over London Bees.
Back in WSL1, Arsenal beat Doncaster Rovers Belles 2-0 to briefly keep their Champions League hopes alive but they knew a win for Chelsea in the evening game would render that result irrelevant.
And Chelsea duly secured the three points they needed by beating Reading 3-2 to end Arsenal’s hopes of a second-placed finish.
First-half goals from Eniola Aluko and Ana Borges put the hosts in control and, although a Lauren Bruton penalty briefly threatened to make it a tense finale, Aluko netted her second to provide breathing space. Melissa Fletcher grabbed a very late second for Reading but it was not enough to deny Chelsea.
England striker Jodie Taylor scored twice for Arsenal as Doncaster’s miserable record of losing every league game this season continued.