Man City wins Women’s FA Cup


City women celebrate their FA Cup win

World Player of the Year Carli Lloyd was among the scorers as Manchester City cruised past Birmingham to win the Women’s FA Cup for the first time.

Lucy Bronze headed the opener following a free-kick and crossed for Izzy Christiansen to crash home the second.

Lloyd’s header capped a fine 14-minute spell to make it 3-0 by the break.

Charlie Wellings’ goal gave Birmingham brief hope, but Jill Scott’s fierce shot sealed City’s victory in front of a competition-record crowd at Wembley.

The 2016 Women’s Super League champions are now in possession of all three main domestic honours – the first team to do so since Arsenal Ladies in 2011.

Birmingham had knocked out holders Arsenal and 2015 champions Chelsea to make the final, but the 2012 winners never looked like repeating that feat on their first trip to Wembley in front of 35,271…

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