#SSEWomensFACup: Second-half show sees Man City Women win final

Manchester City celebrate Keira Walsh’s opening goal. (Photo: Lynne Cameron for the FA)

Manchester City won the SSE Women’s FA Cup for the second time in three years, defeating West Ham United 3-0 in front of a crowd of over 43,000 at Wembley Stadium.

Neither net was threatened much in the first half and it was actually the Hammers who went close first, a Jane Ross header bringing a flying save from Karen Bardsley.

City responded with a close-range Jill Scott shot which was blocked for a corner and a snapshot from Nikita Parris that cleared the angle of post and bar.

Manchester City were ahead on 51 minutes, Keira Walsh working space outside the box and beating goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse.

Georgia Stanway made sure of a City victory with 10 minutes to go, her low strike finding the far corner.

Lauren Hemp came off the bench to get clear on the left and put the ball past the on-rushing keeper into the back of the net.

Manchester City: Bardsley, McManus, Houghton (c), Beattie, Stokes, Scott, Walsh, Wullaert, Weir (Emslie, 84), Parris (Hemp, 80), Stanway.

Unused Subs: Roebuck, Bonner, Bremer, Beckie, Campbell.

West Ham United: Moorhouse, Simon (Kmita, 88), Flaherty (c), Hendrix, Rafferty (Visalli, 60), Percival, Longhurst, So-hyun, Lehmann, Leon, Ross (Kiernan, 65). 

Unused Subs: Spencer, Sampson, Reichardt.

Attendance: 43,264

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