Everton Women 1-3 Manchester City Women: Georgia Stanway bags extra time winner as City defeat stoic Toffees to win FA Cup at Wembley
- Man City Women have won the FA Cup with an extra time win over Everton
- Samantha Mewis opened the scoring for City just before half time with a header
- Valerie Gauvin levelled the scores on the hour mark with a header of her own
- The sides could not be separated after 90 minutes and went to extra time
- City made their pressure count as Georgia Stanway prodded home the winner
Manchester City Women have lifted their third FA Cup after seeing off a stoic Everton side in a thrilling final at Wembley.
In a nip-and-tuck opening half, the two sides would be separated by a piece of quality in the pouring rain at Wembley. And it was delivered by Mewis, who rose highest to power home a header from an Alex Greenwood corner.
The Toffees responded on the hour mark with a set piece of their own as Valerie Gauvin flicked in a corner with the back of her head to keep the game alive with 30 minutes remaining.
City looked the more likely to get in front again but were unable to make their pressure count as the game ended goalless after extra time. But Georgia Stanway ensured it didn’t go to penalties with a neat finish to win it for City.
Janine Beckie put the result beyond doubt by slotting home with the final kick of the game to hand City another famous win as they defended their FA Cup title.
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Manchester City Women have won the FA Cup with a 3-1 win over Everton at Wembley
Georgia Stanway netted the all-important winner in a close contest that went to extra time
City’s Wembley triumph makes it their third FA Cup victory in the women’s side’s history
Everton (4-2-3-1): MacIver; Wold, Finnigan, Sevecke (Pattinson 91), Turner; Graham (Pike 90+2), Egurrola (Stringer 99); Sorenson, Christiansen, Raso (Boye-Hlorkah 76); Gauvin (Magill 91)
Subs not used: Clemaron, Clinton, Korpela
Scorers: Gauvin (60)
Manager: Willie Kirk
Manchester City (4-3-3): Roebuck; Greenwood, Stokes, Houghton, Bronze; Weir, Walsh, Mewis; Lavelle (Park 70), Kelly, White (Stanway 63)
Subs not used: Bardsley, Beckie, Benameur, Bonner, Coombs, Morgan, Scott
Booked: Bronze, Stanway
Scorers: Mewis (39), Stanway (111), Beckie (120+2)
Manager: Gareth Taylor
Sam Mewis opened the scoring for Man City just before the break with a powerful header
The midfielder celebrates with assist provider Alex Greenwood after scoring at Wembley
Everton drew level on the hour mark as Valerie Gauvin headed beyond Ellie Roebuck
The French striker wheels away in celebration after netting the equaliser for the Toffees
Gauvin reacts after seeing a glorious headed chance to put Everton in front go begging
Manchester City star Keira Walsh looks to play the ball as Damarais Eggurola closes in
Simone Magill evades the challenge of Alex Greenwood in a nip-and-tuck affair on Sunday
Manchester City substitute Jess Park made a real difference after coming on in the second half
City striker Chloe Kelly looks to keep the ball under her spell from Everton’s Izzy Christiansen
Megan Finnigan (R) and goalscorer Mewis battle for possession during a tight final at Wembley
Everton defender Finnigan looks to play the ball as England star Ellen White applies pressure
Everton keeper Sandy MacIver rushes out for the ball and misses but the Toffees clean up
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