Manchester City make a second SSE Women’s FA Cup final appearance tomorrow when they take on West Ham United at Wembley.
Ahead of the match, we turn the clock back two years to Manchester City’s one and only trophy success in the competition so far.
Many pundits thought that Manchester City’s clash against Birmingham City could be a classic with Marc Skinner’s Blues side proving difficult to beat on so many occasions and his squad boasting some talented young players but it was Nick Cushing’s side who eased into the match in-front of over 35,000 fans at Wembley.
Manchester City opened the scoring after just 18 minutes when Megan Campbell’s delivery into the box from a free-kick was met by the head of Lucy Bronze just yards out and it was soon 2-0 to Cushing’s side when Bronze turned provider for Izzy Christiansen to sweep the ball home.
With just 32 minutes on the clock, Manchester City were celebrating a third goal, this time veteran American midfielder Carli Lloyd got her name on the scoresheet with a towering header at the back post after Campbell had put in a teasing cross.
The second half saw youngster Charlie Wellings score one of the goals of the game as Birmingham City pulled a goal back. The striker lashed a stunning low effort across the box into the far corner of the net beyond Manchester City goalkeeper Karen Bardsley.
The day was all about Manchester City though and Jill Scott put the icing on the cake for her side in the 80th minute striking the ball high into the corner of the net after losing her marker.
Will a new chapter in the club’s SSE Women’s FA Cup history be written tomorrow or will West Ham United have the game of their lives and cause an upset?