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May 4, 2019 at 5.30pm UK
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Man City WomenManchester City Women
3-0
W Ham WomenWest Ham United Women
Walsh (52'), Stanway (81'), Hemp (88')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Manchester City win Women's FA Cup

Result: Manchester City win Women's FA Cup
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Keira Walsh, Georgia Stanway and Lauren Hemp scored at Wembley.

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.

In the early stages Nikita Parris took the ball into West Ham's box only to be thwarted by a wonderful tackle by their captain captain Gilly Flaherty, and City had little joy in attack throughout the first half.

West Ham, meanwhile, were showing no sign of being overawed by the occasion and almost grabbed the lead just before the half-hour mark when ex-City striker Ross' header was kept out by a superb Bardsley save.

They subsequently had a penalty shout turned down when Alisha Lehmann was tackled by Jill Scott before City threatened towards the end of the half, with Scott's effort being blocked by Claire Rafferty and Parris curling off-target.

Manchester City Women v West Ham Ladies – Women's FA Cup – Final – Wembley Stadium
Georgia Stanway celebrates scoring Manchester City's second goal of the Women's FA Cup Final at Wembley. (John Walton/PA)

There was further pressure from City as the second half got under way and after Caroline Weir blazed into the stand, Walsh sent a shot wide.

Moments later, the midfielder fired City ahead, collecting the ball from Scott, cutting past Kate Longhurst and striking it from almost 30 yards out. The ball swerved and bounced on its way towards goal before beating Moorhouse, but it appeared the goalkeeper should have done better.

Moorhouse then did well to push a Parris strike wide before Lehmann spurned a good opportunity at the other end, sending a shot into Bardsley's arms.

City went back on the attack and Moorhouse blocked a Weir effort with a leg and Stanway shot wide.

Stanway, the PFA Women's Young Player of the Year, then effectively wrapped things up as her right-foot effort found the bottom corner.

And Hemp subsequently made it 3-0 as she ran on to a long ball and guided it past the outrushing Moorhouse in fine style. Hemp almost added a second soon after but was denied by the post.

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Manchester City women's manager Nick Cushing pictured in April 2018
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City37312491226995
2Liverpool37297187226594
3Chelsea37218863392471
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs372311365372870
5Arsenal372071070502067
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd37199965521366
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves37169124744357
8Everton37158145244853
9Leicester CityLeicester37156165148351
10Watford37148155155-450
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham37147164854-649
12Crystal Palace37137174650-446
13Bournemouth37136185365-1245
14Newcastle UnitedNewcastle37119173848-1042
15Burnley37117194465-2140
16Southampton37911174464-2038
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3799193456-2236
RCardiff CityCardiff3794243269-3731
RFulham3775253477-4326
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3736282175-5415

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