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Rampant Manchester City stroll to maiden women's FA Cup title
May 13, 2017 / 6:36 PM / 7 months ago

Rampant Manchester City stroll to maiden women's FA Cup title

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City Women won their first FA Cup title with a rampant 4-1 victory against Birmingham City Ladies at Wembley on Saturday.

Britain Football Soccer - Birmingham City v Manchester City - Women's FA Cup Final - Wembley Stadium, London, England - 13/5/17 Manchester City's Jill Scott celebrates scoring their fourth goal Action Images via Reuters / Paul Childs Livepic

City started the match as favourites and blew Birmingham away in the first half with three goals inside the first 32 minutes in front of a record crowd for a women’s FA Cup final.

First Lucy Bronze scored with a cute header in the 17th minute, Isobel Christiansen doubled the lead nine minutes later before Women’s World Footballer of the Year Carli Lloyd nodded home a third after 32 minutes.

Birmingham City pulled a consolation goal back when substitute Charlie Wellings scored with a superb low strike in the 73rd minute but Jill Scott’s 80th minute effort sealed the victory.

Reporting By Tom Hayward, editing by Pritha Sarkar

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