Manchester City beat West Ham to win Women’s FA Cup

Manchester City claimed their second trophy of the season as they defeated West Ham 3-0 in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley.

Keira Walsh opened the scoring in the 52nd minute with a shot that caught out goalkeeper Anna Moorhouse.

Fellow England international Georgia Stanway’s low strike made it 2-0 in the 81st minute and substitute Lauren Hemp added a third with two minutes of normal time remaining.

It was a comfortable victory in the end for City as they won the cup for the second time, although West Ham went close to going in front in the first half when Jane Ross, playing against her old club, saw her header well saved by Karen Bardsley.

City had already lifted the Continental League Cup this term, and while they have fallen short in the Women’s Super League title race, with Arsenal being crowned champions, Nick Cushing’s side can complete the season unbeaten domestically when they face the Gunners away next week.

It was a fine achievement for the Hammers to have reached the final – the first time the club have done so – with them having only become a professional outfit last summer.

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